Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #46

Happy New Year! And welcome to the 46th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (30th December, 2007, to 5th January, 2008), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed

In the first week of 2008, these were the best-read posts in descending order:

1. Manchester councillor defects to Tories on Lib Dem Voice.
How come it’s always the defection stories which are most clicked-on?

2. My nominations for the blog awards on Jo Anglezarke’s Jo’s Jottings blog.
Have you sent in your nominations yet for the Gender Balance Campaign’s Blog Awards?

3. Nick Clegg’s new media spokesperson
on Lib Dem Voice.
Speculation on who will penetrate our new leader’s inner sanctum.

4. Faraz Bhatti – I’m not doing my job…
on Jock Coat’s Jock’s Place blog.
Jock – not the greatest fan of defectors.

5. “Lib Dem” donorgate…bring it on on Jock Coat’s Jock’s Place blog.
A curt dismissal of The Times’s latest (and increasingly desperate) attempts to smear the Lib Dems.

6. The Mountain Brian Paddick Has to Climb on Jonathan Fryer’s blog.
On the plus-side: the only way is up. (And it will be.)

7. LibDemBlogs Number Crunching (2007)
on Ryan Cullen’s Hapless Band of Staff and Regulars blog.
OD to your heart’s content with Ryan’s annual smorgasboard of stats.

And here’s another five well worth reading (while exercising away your festive over-indulgence):

8. Day 2559: What does Iowa Mean?
on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.
The beginner’s guide to understanding Americaland’s slightly ODD electoral system.

9. Nick Clegg on faith schools: an uncomfortable grey area for liberals
on Jonny Wright’s Hug A Hoodie blog.
“I think it’s perfectly liberal to say that a religious upbringing should come from the family rather than the taxpayer” – the faith schools debate rages.

10. Liberal Democrats and Conservatives: A Love Story on Gavin Whenman’s The Whiskey Priest blog.
Should we join together to gang up on Labour for mutual advantage?

11. Why I think Nick Clegg is wrong on children’s advertising
on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.
“It is illiberal to further ban anything. But, more importantly, as a parent who has recently lived through this subject-matter, I think it is totally unnecessary and bonkers, to boot.” Paul’s sitting on the fence on this one, then.

12. My prediction for 2008: the Tories will have a bad year
on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! blog.
Will Team Cameron live down to James’s expectations?

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging in 2008.

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href="http://www.libdemvoice.org/top-of-the-blogs-the-golden-dozen-46-1925.html"><img src="http://www.libdemvoice.org/images/golden-dozen.png" width="200" height="57" alt="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" title="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" /></a>

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Best of the blogs.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/1925 for Twitter and emails.

3 Comments

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 30th Sep - 11:12am
    Ha ha, indeed Conor!
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 30th Sep - 11:00am
    Bill ".,,,,,This is why November is a key moment for influencing the result of a May election and why Parties which have the resources spend...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 30th Sep - 10:59am
    Economic policy written by Prateek Buch? The person who thinks inflation doesn't really matter? When it comes to pragmatism I am afraid it is hard...
  • User AvatarJohn Penson 30th Sep - 10:56am
    Sounds very interesting. Can you make it an e book so I can read it on my Kindle? Better way to spread the word in...
  • User Avatarmack (Not a Lib dem) 30th Sep - 10:55am
    @Julian Tisi "Yawn. It’s the old debt versus deficit difference again." Yes, it's funny that those dumb economists at the Daily Telegraph don't appreciate the...
  • User AvatarConor McGovern 30th Sep - 10:50am
    @Eddie - fair point. Obviously we have to be pragmatic, but in my view the leadership are being far too timid when it comes to...