Sunday, 28 December 2008

QT's Festive 50: #6 & #5

6. OBSOLETE (60)




Obsolete is a centre-left blog run by the pseudonymous SepticIsle, who has been providing insightful, in-depth, high-quality commentary on a variety of topics here since summer 2005. This blog has only quite recently begun attracting the attention it deserves. Since I discovered this blog two years ago, I have regarded its author as the single best centre-left writer in the British blogosphere. Long may 'Obsolete' stay relevant!

Read SepticIsle - 'Eady Lays Down The Law'


5. TO MISS WITH LOVE (123)




To Miss With Love is the blog of Miss Snuffleupagus (Snuffy), a black teacher in an inner-city school in London. The stories she tells of her struggles with clueless fellow teachers, idiotic parents, political correctness and of course her pupils make this hands down the most absorbing (and at times rage-inducing) 'work blog' there is. If any blogger in Britain merits a book deal, it is Miss Snuffleupagus. This is simply essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the state that secondary education in the UK is in.

Read Miss Snuffleupagus - 'Hanging My Head'