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…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty