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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the 16,600  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Opinion: Child taken from the womb by social services.  Really?( 137 comments) by Evan Harris

Jo Swinson takes on Daily Mail’s Liz Jones, who thinks she shouldn’t be “procreating” (11 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Hemming helps woman in forced caesarean and adoption case (28 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Times: “The increasingly confident and powerful Mr Clegg” (28 comments) by Newshound

Opinion: Women must stop stepping into the political shoes of men (45 comments) by Andy Boddington

Nelson Mandela: the long walk is

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #355

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 355th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (24-30 November, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #354

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our belated 354th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (17-23 November, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #353

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 353rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (10-16 November, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the  14,000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Tim Farron “set to vote against the Bedroom Tax” while Swales, Mulholland, R Williams and Sanders table motion against it. (66 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Nightmare scenarios – what are the election results the Lib Dems, Tories and Labour most dread (51 comments) by Stephen Tall

Opinion: Lib Dem Voice compromised its independent voice with Heathrow sponsored post (65 comments) by Andy Boddington

Opinion: Auditors refuse to sign off EU accounts – the latest untruth from anti Europeans (19 comments) by …

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #352

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 352nd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (3-9 November, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #351

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 351st weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (-, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #350

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 350th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (20-26 October, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #349

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 349th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (13-19 October, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #348

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our very belated 348th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (6-12 October, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #347

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 347th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (29 September - 5 October, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #346

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 346th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (22-28 September, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #345

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 345th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (15-21 September, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #344

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 344th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (8-,14 September  2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #343

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 343rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (1-7 September, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #341

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 341st weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (25-31 August, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #340

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 340th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (18-24 August, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #339

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 339th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (11-18 August, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Reminder: 10 days to get your nominations in for the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards

Last week, I introduced this year’s Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and invited you to submit your nominations by Friday 23rd August.

This is just a reminder to you. We’ve already had a fair few nominations, but there’s plenty room for more, so send your suggestions to [email protected] as soon as you can. Please also feel free to publicise the awards on your own blog or via social media. In the olden days, before I was a member of the team, I used to do posts about the bloggers I’d be nominating.

This year’s awards are as follows:

  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #338

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 338th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4-10 August, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

Many thanks to the 11,000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #337

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 337th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (28th July – 3rd August, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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40 sleeps till the Liberal Democrat Voice Awards and we need your help

Jo Swinson wins "Best use of e-campaigning 2009"It’s less than 6 weeks until Federal Conference in Glasgow. And late on the Saturday night of Conference, as always, Liberal Democrat Voice will be holding its annual awards. This is the 8th such ceremony, and this year, we’re making a few changes.  As usual, they’ll be awarded in a budget lavish ceremony in Castle 2 at the Crowne Plaza between 10 and 11:30 pm. The dress code is “imaginative.”

There will be some Very Important Guests. Some we will keep as surprises, but we can …

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #336

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 336th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (21-27 July, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #335

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 335th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (14-20 July, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #334

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 334th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (7-13 July, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #333

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 333rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (30 June-6 July, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #332

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 332nd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (23-29 June, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #331

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 331st  weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (16-22 June, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #330

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 330th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (9-15 June, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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