Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #157

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 157th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (14th-20th February, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, usually courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget, by the way, you can now sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox – just click here – ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Labour candidate quits in targetting spat
by Iain Roberts on Lib Dem Voice.
Some sympathy, please, for a Labour candidate who wanted to fight in an unwinnable seat.

2. How Lib Dem members rate the performances of our shadow cabinet by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Apparently Vince is the most popular – who’d’ve thunk?

3. North West Leicestershire Lib Dems suspended on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England.
With an insider’s take in this comment.

4. Seven Votes Swings Seat …
again by John Bridges on Lib Dem Voice.
The essential by-election round-up.

5. Michael Meadowcroft remembers Southport Liberal 1958 onwards
on Birkdale Focus.
An entertaining excursion down memory lane.

6. It’s a three horse race… or not on Matt Davies’s Politics. Spurs. Music. Waffle.
One to remember the next time the Tories accuse Lib Dems of ‘dodgy bar-charts’.

7. Lib Dems gain Ivybridge Filham, South Hams DC
by Helen Duffett on Lib Dem Voice.
Some good cheer from the south-west.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. As is now traditional we’re using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members to select some of the posts from the seven days in question which you’ve most ‘dug’. But, remember, if you want to highlight a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail all you have to do is drop a line to (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. Missed Off The Shopping List? on Duncan Stott’s Split Horizons.
“Nick Clegg’s “shopping list” is all fine and dandy, but he’s left out the most important item. Duncan Stott explains more.” (Submitted by burkesworks via LibDig).

9. Voting reform: Are the Tories pretending to be thick or are they really thick?
on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
“Comprehensive demolition of Tory interventions in the electoral reform debate by Paul.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

10. Sir Nicholas 1st Class Comment Reminds me of a Story of Revenge by dazmando on the Bracknell Blog.
“A ‘Class’ic tale of why those who think there are a class apart should not look down their noses at those they supposes just shouldn’t fit in.” (Submitted by Stephen Glenn via LibDig).

11. Roy Jenkins: You’re too liberal! by Tom Papworth on Liberal Vision.
“Tom Papworth writes a thoughtful post on the Liberal Vision blog about how the late Roy Jenkins was criticised after the Birmingham bombings, and why he was right to be liberal even when it was unpopular.” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig).

12. A Future Freefall for All #Labourslogan
on Stephen Glenn’s Linlithgow Journal.
“Labour choose an immensely mickeytakeable slogan, and Stephen very quickly and brilliantly takes the mickey.” (Submitted by caron via LibDig).

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading.

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