The full list of all the blogs nominated under the various categories can be found here.
As blogs go, all three have stayed the course for a remarkably long time. Owen is the baby of this year's crop, weighing in at just over three years. Jacqui recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of her blog, while Cai has been at it for just over ten years.
Over on Blog Menai, Cai is currently having another pop at his favourite Aunt Sally, veteran journalist Gwilym Owen who reckons that S4C's decision to relocate its headquarters to Carmarthen was down in part to divine intervention by the Archbishop of Wales. Oggy Bloggy Ogwr is currently analysing childhood obesity in Wales, having recently completed an in-depth analysis of drug abuse in Wales. Jacqui, meanwhile, has just taken a look at the media and press policy of the Kremlin on the Tywi, complete with a flattering snap of Cllr Pam Palmer.
The Welsh blogging scene is alive and kicking, and all three deserve to be winners. However, recent events in Carmarthenshire have helped shine more light on the scale of the injustice done to Jacqui Thompson, and so for sheer dedication and determination not to be silenced despite everything that has been thrown at her, let's hope that Jacqui will walk off with the prize of a year-long subscription to Private Eye. The added bonus being that a win for Jacqui would also go down like a bucket of cold sick in County Hall.
Well done, Jacqui: very well deserved ...
Hope she wins has put a lot on the line to expose what is
going on in the kremlin.Has done a job others should be
doing ,well done to stand up to tyrants.
Jacqui will be getting my vote on Monday 14 April.
Many congratulations to Jacqui for her nomination in recognition of the valuable work she, and Cneifiwr, are doing. It must often seem like an uphill struggle so nominations like this, and the odd Ombudsman and WAO report, must help validate what it is she is trying to achieve - shedding light on what goes on in County Hall.
I see that Mr Pickles is having no truck with doubtful dealings in Tower Hamlets (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/inspectors-appointed-to-investigate-london-borough-of-tower-hamlets), where he has appointed Price Waterhouse Coopers to go through the Council's books to look into allegations of governance failure, poor financial management and fraud. Of course, this is a Tory Secretary of State having a pop at a Labour administration. We could never expect Carwyn to show political neutrality in wanting to examine the rather curious books relating to Carmarthenshire and Parc Y Scarlets. So bloggers must blog.
Obviously I'm chuffed to have been shortlisted again, but I sincerely hope the best woman wins ;)
I do hope Jacqui wins, not only because she richly deserves it after everything she has had to endure but also because she has done so much to throw light into all the dark corners of County Hall and has kept us all informed of the grisly goings-on in that temple of non-democracy. And, as you say Cneifiwr, it will be a poke in the eye for all that gruesome lot. Fingers crossed Jacqui.
Yes Jacqui,I sincerely hope you win for the same reasons as others commenting on your wonderful Blog.
Lovely support from Owen too.
I dread to think what the political world would be like without bloggers of all parties. If you want to know what is REALLY going on, look to the blogs not the party websites!
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