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

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

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Welcome to my day: 11 August

Just another day at Liberal Democrat Voice, as the day editor re-enacts a scene from Beau Geste... Just another day at Liberal Democrat Voice, as the day editor re-enacts a scene from Beau Geste…Yes, it’s me again, I’m afraid. And after last week’s controversy over an article that never did get resubmitted by its author, we have more comment on Gaza. This time, I’ve published it, as I think each has something new to say. Do remember though, we pre-moderate all such stories given the propensity of some to make comments which …

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,050 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.

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Welcome to my day: 4 August 2014

There apparently comes a time when all good folk must come to the aid of the Party. Admittedly, not everyone would describe me as good (best to get that in before someone else does, methinks) and it is Liberal Democrat Voice and not the Liberal Democrats who have attracted a desire to assist, but the principle is the same.

The volunteer team who gallantly maintain this organ for the debate of Liberal Democrat ideas are a bit short-staffed this month, and I thought that it might be nice if I lent them a hand. Besides, it makes a pleasant change from …

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

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One way to ease your blood pressure when reading LDV comments threads

Keep Calm and Comment PolitelyComments below-the-line are an integral part of LibDemVoice — it’s why our volunteer editors spend quite so much of their time actively moderating threads to encourage a debate that’s lively but respectful. However, readers may well have their own pet peeves: commenters who simply rub them up the wrong way, either with the content or tone of their replies.

Well, one reader has developed his own way of improving his enjoyment of the site, triggered by two recurring categories of comments which crop up regularly in discussions …

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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.

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Some reminders about commenting on Liberal Democrat Voice

One of the joys of a site like this is the lively, good-natured and well-informed discussion that can be found under perhaps not quite all of the posts.

A vital part of this is the respect that is shown for our comments policy which can be summarised as: be polite, be on-topic, and be who you say you are. We have this policy because we have to take some responsibility for what appears on the site, and because this is our place to talk, not our place to indulge the most abusive people on the internet. (They have many more sites than we do.) If you disagree with the comments policy, you can comment on a post like this one, but it would off-topic on the rest.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 13,600 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

David Ward: “If I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? Probably yes” (75 comments) by Stephen Tall

Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full (37 comments) by The Voice

Opinion: Beware conflating offence with racism – don’t demand David Ward’s expulsion (39 comments) by Jonathan Brown

Good news: Voters places themselves and the Lib Dems in the centre. Bad news: that doesn’t mean they’re liberals (52 comments) by Stephen …

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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.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14100 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Mike Bell resigns as candidate for Weston-Super-Mare for family and work reasons and Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor joins Labour (12 comments) by The Voice

(Not) the Snoopers’ Charter, where we are, how we got here, what we should look for and what should happen next (51 comments) by The Voice

Ashcroft battlegrounds poll: Lib Dems set to lose four marginal seats to Labour (41 comments) by Stephen Tall

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

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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.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 12,400visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Why changing leader now WILL save the party in 2015 and beyond (363 comments) by Jonathan Pile

Lord Storey on Nick Clegg: Not popular, nice guy, principled. What do the headlines report? Toxic (83 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Opinion: Tuition Fees not the crime of the century (142 comments) by Paul Walter

The Orange Book: 10 years on, 5 thoughts from me on its legacy (35 comments) by Stephen Tall

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 13,300 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Why a Lib Dem leadership election doesn’t look likely (131 comments) by Stephen Tall

Ashcroft battlegrounds poll: both Tories and Lib Dems down on 2010 but it’s the Tories who’d make gains (62 comments) by Stephen Tall

Sad news in the Liberal Democrat family (11 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Yes Scotland are a bit late to realise that Wings over Scotland is bad news (10 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,800 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Tales from the Federal Executive: The one where we discussed the Elections (228 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Nick and the Sun, a missed opportunity (153 comments0 by Caron Lindsay

Cambridge Lib Dems back Nick Clegg and reject leadership ballot (128 comments) by The Voice

Nick Clegg on the Liberal Democrats’ unique mission (67 comments) by The Voice

LibLink: Jeremy Browne: The Lib Dems must define themselves more clearly (73 comments) …

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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.

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,400 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Newark by-election: Tories win well, UKIP falls short, Labour dips, Lib Dems collapse (210 comments) by Stephen Tall

Lib Dems need to take every opportunity to get our message out there (94 comments) by Nick Thornsby

Newark by-election: what I told the BBC’s Daily Politics (80 comments) by Stephen Tall

John Pugh MP writes..Liberals must tackle rising social inequality and improve social cohesion (55 comments) by John Pugh MP

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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.

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

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European Election Results open thread (290 comments) by The Voice

Some quick questions for LibDems4Change (151 comments) by Caron Lindsay

EXCLUSIVE POLL: 54% of party members want Nick Clegg to stay as leader (125 comments) by Stephen Tall

Why I was persuaded to back Lib Dems 4 Change (335 comments) by George Potter

Breaking: Lord Oakeshott resigns from the Liberal Democrats (95 comments) by The Voice

Research on impact

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 33,765 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Not everything you read on the internet about UKIP and Nigel Farage is true (28 comments) by Caron Lindsay

About that UKIP earthquake…Farage’s party national vote share DOWN on 2013 (39 comments) by Stephen Tall

Local Elections: Overnight results roundup (updated) (73 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Opinion: Why I was persuaded to back Lib Dems 4 Change (298 comments) by George Potter

Local Elections 2014: Friday afternoon Roundup (Updated)

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It’s election time

Liberal Democrat posters - Some rights reserved by Brett PattersonIt’s election week, and all the workers volunteers at LDV towers are heavily involved in the action on the ground.

Not surprisingly many potential contributors are also either shackled to Connect or getting sunburn and blisters while out delivering and canvassing.

So you must excuse the rather thin offerings this week. We will do our best to provide you with some light reading while you are soaking your feet, but can’t guarantee quantity.

On the other hand, if you have something you are dying to say, and you are not needed in the battlefields, now might be a good opportunity for you. See our guidelines for contributors before you send anything in to us.

Good luck to all candidates and activists!

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 17,300  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

New ICM Poll: Do you want the okayish news or the bad news? (48 comments) by Stephen Tall

WATCH: Nigel Farage come a cropper at the hands of LBC’s James O’Brien (37 comments) by Stephen Tall

Opinion: The Bedroom Tax: A great socialist policy (39 comments) by Patrick McAuley

“Label the behaviour not the person”: why we shouldn’t call Ukip a racist party (107 comments) by Stephen Tall

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

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

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 16300 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Opinion: We are still living with the consequences of nationalised railways today. Turning back the clock will make matters worse. (117 comments) by Alisdair Calder McGregor

Labour VAT attack backfires badly (43 comments) by Joe Otten

Nick Clegg unveils council waste and incompetence (71 comments) by The Voice

An open letter to UKIP voters (106 comments) by Paul Reynolds

Latest Euro election polls: Ukip take the lead, but what about

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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…

UKIP examined, who they are, what they stand for and what does it mean for British politics? (79 comments) by Stephen Tall

Latest Euro-election polls: UKIP take the lead but what about the Lib Dems (43 comments) by Stephen Tall

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

forum1LibDemVoice 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.

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