Why so few online unionist bloggers, commentators etc..?

Good piece from O’Neill at the Open Unionism blog, which questions why there are so few online unionist commentators as opposed to an increasing number of nationalists… This is a question I’ve seen raised elsewhere in recent times, but O’Neill’s blog is the first sustained attempt at an answer that I’ve seen… Here’s an extensive clip from the middle of his blog, where I think he makes his strongest points: Republicans are born intelligent communicators, Unionists are naturally tongue-tied thickos? …

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US election: the net changed politics if not the president

Last Tuesday night the Grand Committee Room in Westminster played host to an impressive range of speakers, each reflecting on the role of the Internet in the recent US Presidential campaign. Slugger was there to cover it! Who uses the net for politics? Professor Stephen Coleman of the Oxford Internet Institute, drew from research he’d commissioned from YouGov. Days before the US poll, a sample of 3,500 Internet users, was asked to rank the importance of various sources using a …

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