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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 13990 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Lib Dem MPs were right not to play Labour’s silly games over the Bedroom Tax (57 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Our worst nightmare? Peter Kellner’s scenario 3: “Lib Dems choose who’s the PM”  (49 comments) by Stephen Tall

Vince speaks out against “devastating and ideologically driven” Tory spending cuts plan (56 comments) by The Voice

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15600  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 Reasons to be careful about new analysis suggesting Lib Dems “set to lose several more seats than national polls with uniform swing would predict” (77 comments) by Stephen Tall

Game on in Gordon! Liberal Democrat Christine Jardine has to defend seat against former First Minister Salmond (25 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Clegg’s letter to Burnham: “you may have inadvertently misled” Commons on Labour’s NHS privatisation record (31 comments) by The Voice

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16,600  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Abusive site Wings over Scotland is embedded into the Scottish Government and Yes movement: Willie Rennie proves what we knew already (62 comments) by Caron Lindsay

And it’s goodbye from me as Lib Dem Voice co-editor (37 comments) by Stephen Tall

What is going on with the Liberal Democrat Media Strategy? (26 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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And it’s good-bye from me as LibDemVoice Co-Editor…

Today marks the countdown to my final day as Co-Editor of LibDemVoice. I guess I could say the past seven years and seven months have flown by, but actually it seems like a long, long time since I started here. Tony Blair was prime minister, Ming Campbell was Lib Dem leader, and I was still a councillor.

I think I officially took over as Editor (from the site’s co-founder Rob Fenwick) on 31st May, 2007, though I’d started the Golden Dozen round-up of the best of the Lib Dem blogs a few months earlier.

A couple of years later, …

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 17,200 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Opinion: Taxing stuff: What George Monbiot got wrong (41 comments) by Max Trueman (an oldie from 2011)

Alex Folkes: Cornwall Council and its Chief Executive have serious questions to answer (25 comments) by Stephen Tall

The “nowcast” for 2015 which gives the Lib Dems 28 MPs (78 comments) by Stephen Tall

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Should Liberal Democrat Voice put up a post if and when a blogger leaves the party?

charlotte henryIn a spasm of madness a few weeks ago, from their conclavial confinement, the Liberal Democrat Voice team saw fit to emit a puff of white smoke in favour of myself, concerning the vexed matter of who would be Wednesday Editor of this august and elegantly barnacle-clad ship of the cyber-seas.

In the course of my duties last Wednesday, my not-very sophisticated news gathering antennae became aware of the news that Charlotte Henry had left the party. Newsmoggie kindly published a post concerning that. An interesting comments debate ensued under said post and it was one of our most popular offerings for this week.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 17,000 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 10 days:

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Fundraising on websites;

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 One of my favourite broadcasting moments of the year (52 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Labour’s Mili-Madness is over. Now what? (47 comments) by Stephen Tall

Breaking..Judy Murray’s Strictly Success is due to a Scots Nat plot (3 comments) by Paul Walter

Clegg talks to Cosmopolitan (74 comments) by Newshound

Opinion: Jewish and Muslim voting intentions (24 comments) by John Kelly

Two pieces of good Lib Dem news from Cambridge (11 …

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,100  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Norman Baker quits as Home Office Minister (29 comments) by Stephen Tall

“Lib Dems have made majority Conservative rule in Britain less likely for perhaps a generation” (40 comments) by Stephen Tall

Six months from 7th May 2015: how the polls are looking and what to look out for (67 comments) by Stephen Tall

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

On making LDV more inclusive (100 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Paddy Ashdown on Bosnia and Herzegovina (7 comments) by The Voice

Botswana elections: Liberal Democrats help sister party and “calm revolutionary of our time” (99 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15,700  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Confused Britain (60 comments) by Scott Stables

Linda Jack drops out of race for party president (58 comments) by Mary Reid

Is this the front page of the next Lib Dem manifesto? (88 comments) by Stephen Tall

10 years on from the Orange Book, what should authentic liberalism look like? (78 comments) by Stephen Tall

“Duraàntezmania: that has legs” and other compliments for Miriam (74 comments) by The Voice

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  15,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

 ++Jeremy Browne to stand down as Lib Dem MP in 2015 (110 comments) by The Voice

Opinion: Generation Y: Why don’t they vote Lib Dem? (114 comments) by Simon McGrath

Opinion: Jeremy Browne deserves our thanks (46 comments) by Ed Fordham

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 22,400 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 10 days:

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16,100  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

English devolution – with maps (95 comments) by George Potter

Salmond’s bizarre public dig at critical commentator Torrance shows Scotland had a lucky escape (22 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Paddy Ashdown warns of national civil unrest as gap between Westminster elite and people grows (61 comments) by Caron Lindsay

By-election update: 47.2% swing in Guildford (45 comments) by ALDC

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 23,200  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

What do you think will be the result of the Scottish independence referendum? Your predictions, please? (68 comments) by Stephen Tall

Yes Scotland is a bit late to realise that Wings over Scotland is bad news (28 comments) by Caron Lindsay AGAIN

++Mike Hancock MP quits Lib Dems (7 comments) by The Voice

Note to agents: do not publish anything you may learn at postal vote opening (6 comments) by Alex Foster. Another oldie from 2010

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the  16200 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

That Wings over  Scotland post from June is still the most read. Although given that Yes stalls were openly handing out Wings’ Wee Blue Book yesterday, they are clearly working together.

Blast from the past: Wisdom from the old Liberal Party (95 comments) by Seth Thevoz

How do those of us who want Scotland to stay in the UK turn things around after Yes poll lead? (61 comments) by me

David Rendel selected as Lib Dem PPC for Someton and Frome (10 comments) by Stephen Tall

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 15,300  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

One from June: Yes Scotland is a bit late to realise that Wings Over Scotland is bad news (24 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Postponed: Lib Dem pre manifesto launch delayed owing to international situation (30 comments) by Stephen Tall

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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Why not join hundreds of other Lib Dem Voice readers in getting our latest headlines by email?

Some people like regularly visiting a site to see if there’s new stories of interest. Some people like subscribing to its news feed (RSS) and checking that way. But if you prefer email, you can instead sign up to get a daily early morning email with a summary of the previous day’s posts from Lib Dem Voice, complete with a note of how many comments each post has got and convenient links to click on if any take your fancy and you want to take a read.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 13,200 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Alison Goldsworthy quits party saying it’s no place for women who “want to deliver change” (78 comments) by The Voice

Nicola Sturgeon challenges Nick Clegg to do the Ice Bucket Challenge (7 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Coup for UKIP as Tory MP Carswell defects, triggers by-election in Clacton (79 comments) by Stephen Tall

Yes Scotland is a bit late to realise that Wings over Scotland is bad news (21 …

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What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week?

members forum wordleLibDemVoice has two parallel sites. The first is our public blog, the thing you’re reading now. The second is our private members’ forum, which only current Lib Dem members can access.

If you’re a member and want to chat with fellow party members about any issue that’s on your mind, then why not sign up? In addition, you’ll be included in our regular surveys’ of party members’ views.

Here’s some of the most active discussions this past 7 days:

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Happy Birthday to us: 8 years old today

libdemvoice8 years ago today LibDemVoice appeared for the very first time. The first story? ‘Hughes certain to be challenged for party Presidency’. He, erm, wasn’t.

But, still, the site soon established itself as a fixture in the Lib Dem blogsophere thanks to the early efforts of the founding team: Rob Fenwick, Mark Pack, Ryan Cullen, Alex Foster, Will Howells and Richard Huzzey (Ryan and Alex are still with the site to this day).

There was a brief wobble in May 2007, when Rob announced his departure. But a new team stepped up — that’s when I joined — and over the years the team has included a further 14 editorial contributors, all listed here.

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