A Fistful of Euros have opened voting on their European Blog Awards at the link given. Why not consider voting for the Yorkshire Ranter for Best UK Blog, Best Political Blog, and why the hell not Best European Blog?
Famously, politics without patronage is like kissing your sister, so we now move to your chance to help my conspiracy to place Ranter-approved blogs in key strategic positions throughout the internet. In other words, PORK! PORK! PORK BARREL OPEN NOW! GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT! FRESH PORK!
I strongly recommend and endorse Phil Hunt's Cabalamat Journal for Best EU Coverage (and if he wins, I promise to stop posting comments on his site in the small hours, thus saving him the pain of deciphering my twisted 0200 syntax the next day), Mohsan's Je Blog for Best French Blog, chez Nadhezhda for Best Non-European Blog, Lose the Delusion for Best New Blog, The Glory of Carniola for Best Regional Coverage, Soj's Flogging the Simian for Best South-Eastern Europe Blog (Note: Soj has been on the Viktor Bout case as well and deeply deserves recognition), Veronica Khokhlova's Neeka's Backlog for Best CIS Blog, Ben Hammersley's Dangerous Precedent for Best Technological Blog, Eurosavant for Most Deserving of Wider Recognition..and frankly I 've never heard of any of the blogs in the other categories, so there will be no whip on Best Writing, Best Expat, Best Humour, or Best Personal. Even Best German Blog, because to my astonishment there's no Bildblog, Sauseschritt or even a Schockwellenreiter.