Happy Birthday Third Estate

Al Capone chose to mark a dateless Valentines Day my massacring his enemies. We chose to mark it by launching a new left-wing political blog. Not so new anymore. The Third Estate is four years old today. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Birthday revolution. www.salmanshaheen.com

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Daily Telegraph columnists are not an oppressed minority

On Telegraph Blogs this week, Dan Hannan mounts up one of his favourite hobby horses – his contention that while “man is fallen and we find it everywhere”, people with leftwing sympathies tend to be far more hate-filled and abusive than those at the bluer end of the political spectrum. He and most others on […]

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The best of the red web

Believe or not, not everything worth reading gets published on The Third Estate. Indeed, much has seized my interest of late around the rest of the red web. One of my favourite newish things is The Big Smoke, an online magazine for London focused on community issues and London politics. It probably won’t tell you […]

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Brief reflections on Netroots UK

Along with what felt like most of the rest of the UK left blogosphere, I spent yesterday at the TUC’s Congress House for Netroots UK. For the most part I was pretty impressed – though as with all conferences like this there were a large number of different events being run concurrently and I only […]

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Some of the Best Blog Posts of 2010

So here are some of the Third Estate writers’ favourite blog posts this year, from around the web and by each other (hey, so we like how each other write!) Many thanks to everyone who has supported the Third Estate over 2010! January Blairites victoary over Brown means certain defeat – Socialist Unity The Daily […]

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Coming Soon: The Third Estate talks to Diane Abbott

As Labour members receive their ballot papers in the post, stay tuned for The Third Estate’s exclusive interview with Diane Abbott, coming later today. www.salmanshaheen.com

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This week, I have been mainly reading…

…a mixture of lefty blogs and some other stuff that caught my eye. Much like always really: Jim Jepps on why seeing the back of NHS Direct might not be the end of the world. Why is Malcolm X like David Cameron? Read Dave Osler to find out. Also at LibCon, Sunny thinks the Guardian […]

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Welcoming Jon, our new writer

Alert readers of the blog will have noticed, last week we took on a new regular writer. At 19 Jon. is our youngest blogger. He is also one of the best read 19 year olds I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He has guest blogged for us before on political economy and the […]

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A Few of the Best

As you probably already know, voting for this year’s Total Politics Top Blog Awards is well under way. Naturally, I hope all our readers will vote for The Third Estate again this year. However there are some other really great left-wing blogs out there. With the Conservatives in government again and David Milliband likely to […]

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Total Politics Top Blog Awards: Vote for The Third Estate!

Some voters are really fucking stupid. There is evidence of this. First, we have a Tory government. Second, Nick Griffin is an MEP. Third, Jedward didn’t win XFactor. Third Estate readers, on the other hand, are an intelligent bunch. This is why we’re asking you to vote for us in this year’s Total Politics Top […]

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