James Forsyth

Can conservative blogs survive a Cameron government?

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One of the puzzles of the blogosphere in Britain is why there is so much more energy on the right than the left. In Media Guardian today, Matt suggests that the reason for this is that blogging is an essentially oppositional medium. He points out that in the States the left is far more vibrant online than the right. All of which leads to the question of whether right-wing blogs will be as lively under a Cameron government. My hunch, and Matt’s, is that they will be. I don’t think anyone could accuse any of the big right-of-centre blogs in this country of being simple cheerleaders for the Conservative party and I doubt that a Conservative government will make them suspend their critical faculties.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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