A SCOTTISH blog which has been reporting a tax case being pursued by HMRC against Rangers football club has been shortlisted for a prestigious political writing award.
Rangers Tax Case is shortlisted for this year’s Orwell Blog Prize, part of a suite of prizes which seek – say its organisers – ‘to make political writing into an art’ (the ambition of author, George Orwell).
Also among the seven nominees is Scot’s journalist, Alex Massie, for his blog on for The Spectator magazine.
The shortlisted bloggers are:
Alex Massie, Alex Massie (www.spectator.co.uk/alexmassie)
Ms Baroque, Baroque in Hackney (http://baroqueinhackney.com)
BendyGirl, Benefit Scrounging Scum (http://benefitscroungingscum.blogspot.com/)
Lisa Ansell, Lisa Ansell (lisaansell.posterous.com)
Rangers Tax-Case, Rangers Tax-Case (http://www.rangerstaxcase.com)
Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi (http://rebeccaomonira.wordpress.com)
Wiggy, Beneath the Wig (http://beneaththewig.com/)
In the journalism category of the prize, there are six shortlisted:
Edward Docx, Prospect Magazine; The Guardian
Daniel Finkelstein, The Times
Amelia Gentleman, The Guardian
Simon Kuper, Financial Times
Paul Lewis, The Guardian; Twitter
David James Smith, The Sunday Times
There is also a books prize.
The winners will be announced on the 23rd of next month.