Slugger’s Daily Blogburst…

I won’t be at Slugger Central tomorrow so there may not be a blogburst tomorrow… For today we kick off with the great Westminster slash-em and burn-em tax give-away… Andrew Neil notes the Tory’s sound money approach, but asks is it right when “Governments across the world are resorting to Kenysian pump-priming to mitigate the impact of the recession”? Hopi calls it Tinkerbell economics… – Tory troll sees his Andrew Gilligan sockpuppet story taken up with gusto by big media…

– The Daily Pundit notes Lord Ashcroft’s overseas presence, and wonders what role he might have played in the recent New Zealand election…

– Croydonian marks the passing of yet another year when the EU has failed to have its books audited [that’ll be the fourteenth year in a row then – ed]…

– And speaking of Europe, Stephen asks where exactly did they put that European solution to the global financial crisis?

– It’s started by now but well worth catching up with, Simon is running a live blog on Sub-Committee on Ireland’s Future in the European Union and the long term issue of neutrality. Live feed here

– Dan has a thought provoking essay examining the possibility of turning engaged online communities into a kind of distributed think tank. He ends by asking “We have the technology, should we seek to rebuild democracy?”

– Ordovicius reckons the demise of the PDs has worried the Lib Dems in Wales…

– Conall visits the grave of Willie McBride in Authille in France and has some personal thoughts on Remembrance in Ireland…

– Gavin remembers his great grand uncle Owen…