Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's official: His Grace is right

If the eminent and learned Dr Richard North says so, then it must be so. He observes:

Interestingly, Blogger now offers page statistics to its bloggers (whether you ask for them or not) and it insists that EU Ref is getting 350,000 (or better) page views a month. Without Brogan and his vapid little mates in the clogosphere linking to us, therefore, we are doing about four million page impressions a year, access which "they" can't and don't control.

Add the more restrained and mellifluous voices such as Cranmer and we have a considerable reach, all the more influential because – unlike that idiot Brogan – we actually know what we're talking about (still more reason for them to ignore us).

At times of deep depression, which is increasingly common, we need to remind ourselves that we are having an impact. The moronic tendency is not having its all its own way. As long as there are Cranmers in this world to correct fools like Brogan (did I say the man's an idiot?) then things aren't all bad. We still have to suffer the fools, but we no longer have to suffer them in silence.
The Black Dog appears to be ubiquitous. But, as Dr North exhorts, we must remind ourselves that 'we are having an impact': it is just sometimes so nuanced as to be indiscernible.


Blogger Anabaptist said...

Perhaps now Dr Richard North can do a screen grab of your header to this article, so he can show you congratulating him on congratulating you. And then you can do a screen grab of the resulting EUReferendum page, and so on, ad infinitum, until you both dissolve in a miasma of self-congratulatory cross-references. Only joking, of course, as I am second to none in my admiration of both of you.

By the way, Cranny, does Dr North know about your staunch support for the Conservative Party?

17 November 2010 at 15:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted ukip at the last GE
I will be voting ukip this time too
A vote for the torys is a vote for the eu
Tell whats it like noing that you cant win a GE out right

17 November 2010 at 18:00  
Anonymous Stuart said...

we must remind ourselves that 'we are having an impact': it is just sometimes so nuanced as to be indiscernible.

And where do we turn when we feel that nothing is having impact?

To whom do we look when every commentator is in vehement opposition?

What happens when there is no encouragement, but just those who would tear down in scorn and derision.

17 November 2010 at 18:05  
Anonymous Oswin said...

Stuart, we have to keep doing what we keep doing.....perhaps we have to do it louder, longer and more pro-actively; whatever that might mean ...

17 November 2010 at 18:15  
Anonymous Stuart said...

Thanks for that encouragement Oswin, greatly needed.

17 November 2010 at 18:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brogan is a berk, the DT (Delerium Tremens) is now a sad shadow of the great newspaper it used to be.

17 November 2010 at 23:36  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

'But, as Dr North exhorts, we must remind ourselves that 'we are having an impact': it is just sometimes so nuanced as to be indiscernible.'

The anti-EU side is going to win. The high moral case is ours and history has repeatedly shown that in the 'end' that's the side that wins.

So all of us must keep going; keep fighting; keep arguing: encourage one another until one day we shall say: 'Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty we are free at last.'

18 November 2010 at 09:37  
Anonymous Jonathan Stuart-Brown said...

Your Grace,
Dr Richard North is right again.

7 December 2010 at 21:25  

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