In traditional reverse order, here are the ten postings which have proved the most popular over the last three months:
10. The morning after the night before: the moment when it looked like Paxman might punch Johnson – one of the (few) TV highlights of the London Mayor election: Boris Johnson flounders over his bus policy.
9. The real lesson of the 10p tax rate fiasco – it wasn’t just the tax policy that was wrong, it was the whole way we do budgets.
8. What will Boris Johnson be like as Mayor of London? – no prizes for guessing the topic of that piece!
7. The London results – yes, Boris is Mayor.
6. Olympics protest – I joined the protests as the Olympic torch passed through London.
5. Crewe & Nantwich by-election: are the rules wrong? – should election campaigns really be rushed through at the convenience of the incumbent party rather than giving the public time to find out about the candidates and their policies?
4. Iris Robinson – homophobia is certainly still alive in Northern Irish politics.
3. Nine years in a squalid and infested flat – a tale of failure that should make Haringey Council ashamed.
2. David Davis and his resignation to fight a by-election.
1. What did you think of the BBC TV local elections results program on Thursday night? Not a lot by the looks of it, though given the amount of traffic to this post long after the poll has closed it’s clearly an issue still on some people’s minds!
No surprise to see the London elections features so heavily in the list – but interesting to see that several of these posts are very brief and basically just me saying what my view is on an issue of the moment. I guess people have read them either because they’ve been very timely – or perhaps because they do want to know my views on issues!