As Gordon travels by plane, Hannan follows by YouTube…

In many respects becoming an MEP is equivalent of being sent to Siberia… However, my colleague at the Telegraph Dan Hannan may have just sprung himself from jail with a video of his withering attack on Gordon Brown in the Brussels parliament… There is now talk of him being considered as a candidate for the safe seat of Woking… Nadine Dorries notes on the Tories own Blue Blog it was the top viewed video on YouTube yesterday… By my calculations he’s put on another 200,000 since yesterday lunctime… For good or for ill, that’s politics as a viral industry…

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