Lib Dig Pig #1

Having shouted the loudest over the summer for someone (not me, you understand) to set up something like Lib Dig, it is inevitable that Lib Dem Voice would ask me to write a round up of the weekly digs. So here is my first attempt.

For those who don’t know, Lib Dig is a “social bookmarking” tool which allows Lib Dem members to share with other members (and the world) items on the internet that they feel deserve to get wider exposure.

Each week I will highlight the best of the non-Lib Dem related interwebs out there, as voted by LibDig users (if you aren’t one, and are a Lib Dem member, sign up here: The rules for inclusion here are simple: they must have been “dug” for the first time in the last seven days and they can’t be Lib Dem-related or come from a Lib Dem blog. The top rated article of each category will be listed, along with three runners up, will be listed here. And finally, for the purposes of this column, my votes will be discounted (you can see my personal LibDig feed by going here:

Without further ado, here are this week’s top digs:

Blog post of the week

It turns out that Labour MPs have a sense of humour; who knew? Well, anyone who has been reading former Transport Minister Tom Harris’ blog, that’s who. Last week he was on particularly good form, gently mocking Cabinet Minister Liam Byrne (that’s the Hodge Hill Hypocrite to thee and me) and the diva-ish demands he makes of his civil servants.

Other blog posts we dug this week

News item of the week

When is a record debt mountain not a record debt mountain? When you consider GDP. That’s the point made by Michael Blastland, as he compares 2008’s PSBR with 1993’s. Do you remember what you were doing in 1993 Mr Cameron. What’s that? Working as a Special Advisor in the Treasury? Goodness!

Other news items we dug this week

Video of the week

Actually, there hasn’t been a new video ‘dug’ in the last seven days, but this one is currently the top rated one:

YouTube Contest Challenges Users To Make A ‘Good’ Video

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