Political Scrapbook

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Political Scrapbook
Type of site
Created by Laurence Durnan
Website http://politicalscrapbook.net/
Commercial No
Launched 2009
Current status Active

Political Scrapbook is a left wing political blog. The site was described as "influential" by The Independent[1] and is viewed, along with outlets such as Left Foot Forward, as part of a cohort of British left-wing blogs which have attracted significant interest from the media.[2] The site has been likened to Paul Staines' anti-establishment Guido Fawkes blog,[3] although Staines has claimed "It's hard to create a leftwing version of me because of political correctness."[4] In 2011 the site was ranked by Wikio as the 7th most influential political blog in the UK[5] and was voted as Total Politics' 2nd best left-wing blog in 2011.[6]

Political Scrapbook is edited by Laurence Durnan,[7] who stated he set the site up "to make life difficult for the right".[8]

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  1. ^ The Independent Voter's Handbook. The Independent. 1 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Iain, Dale (13 May 2011). "A second life for UK political blogging?". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Iain, Dale (19 August 2010). "Lord Prezza and me against the Blairite tsars". New Statesman. 
  4. ^ Adrian, Sherwin (31 January 2011). "Paul Staines: 'I pummel them until they beg for mercy'". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Top Blogs - Politics - May 2011". Wikio. 2011-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Top 75 left-wing blogs". London: Total Politics. 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Online news: Breitbart, Political Scrapbook and vice.com". BBC. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Asa, Bennett (18 August 2010). "Blogger profile: Laurence Durnan of Political Scrapbook". Total Politics. 

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