Harold Wilson famously said that "a week is a long time in politics" and if the cliche is true for politics its also true for the political blogosphere I guess. In less than a week, Derek Draper has managed to set up a website that had the potential to be something quite good (not very pretty design excluded) which has then turned into a transparent centralised Labour project that doesn't credit its contributers.
What's more, Draper has proved that he's little more than an egotistical "don't you know who I am" type which has then resulted in his entire content being reproduced on a much nicer looking site without the "nazi admin" tendency called Labourist.
It is a rare moment when I decide to link to Tim Ireland but he has had a rather interesting email conversation with Derek Draper about some of the issues surrounding the site's comment policy which I too posted about the other day.
Incidnetally, should anyone be wondering what my comment policy is here, it is whatever I decide at the time. Largely this means that everything goes through unless I think it might be libellous or its spam. Very occassionally I might reject a comment when I can't be arsed anymore or you're a Zionist conspiracy theorist.
Note: The link to Labour List is being changed to Labourist instead.