The site "Political Opinions" provides access to a wide variety of political blogs and gives summeries of items shortly after they are posted, placed into different categories according to their source. Some 500 blogs get coverage and those categorised as "Labour", " Conservative" and "Lib Dem" cover similiar numbers of bloggers.
Between midnight to 10.30 a.m. this morning, the count of items posted is as follows -
Commentators 28, Conservatives 21, Labour 13, Lib Dems 11, Journalists 4 and Lords 0.
It is perhaps predictable that a group categorized as "Commentators" should be keen to comment and that the "Lords" at the other end should still be in bed, whilst the lack of "Journalists" items arises from the fact they are not being paid for their submissions.
The interesting thing about the contributions from the political categories is that many of the Labour and Lib Dem posts emerged in the early hours of the morning, whilst the Conservatives lead this list. Does this indicate a class bias towards those with time on their hands, whilst progressives suffer from sleepness nights?
As the morning continues the trend to Conservatives and Commentators continues. Perhaps the Labour lot are all making their way to football matches. As I will be soon.