Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #237

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 237th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (28 August – 3 September, 2011), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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

1. In defence of Evan Harris in the face of a Dorries onslaught by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
Lisa spells it out.

2. When Goldsmith tried to buy the election… by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Vintage election night footage.

3. Lib Dem mayoral selection has been disastrous by Daniel Furr on Too Liberal.
Daniel takes issue with the timing.

4. A Gareth Epps Sized Lib Dem Conference Security Farce by Mark Cole on A Life Inside & Outside of Politics.

5. As of tomorrow (02/09), everybody will actually know who the Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate is by Richard Clare on A Brief History of Liberty.
Richard’s predictions.

6. You can’t put an 8% result down to a few remarks in the blogo/twittersphere by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
Paul checks out the result.

7. Why the cuts are necessary, and the chart that explains (nearly) all on Nick Thornsby’s blog.
Nick’s post explains the rest.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. These are normally chosen using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members, the site where you can highlight blog-posts you want to share with your fellow Lib Dems. Remember, though, you’re still more than welcome to nominate for the Golden Dozen 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 [email protected]

8. Keeping Conference Liberal and safe: Gareth Epps must be there by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“Gareth has been refused accreditation because of a problem with his photo – seems his fringe may be too long. Another reason to turn out en masse at 9 am on Sunday to vote against this illiberal security theatre.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig.)

9. Abortion: Do Frank Field & Labour supporters really believe in a womens right to choose? by Andrew Emmerson on The Yellow Bastard.
“Andrew points out that Labour are more scary on abortion rights that Conservatives and wonders if they simply trying to pour the heat on Nadine Dorries” (Submitted by lisaharding42 via LibDig.)

10. The coalition pledge tracker – we’re doing alright aren’t we? by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
“Spidey has discovered yet another excellent interactive service from the Guardian – a coalition pledge tracker. Read how many Lib Dem policies are being implemented and smile. (And highlight them in the next Focus!)” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig.)

11. Is it really the end of the world if you don’t own your own home? by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
“Spidey is fed up with the obsession with home ownership.” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig.)

12. The sick way Britain treats her sick and disabled by George W Potter on The Potter Blogger.
“This post of George’s didn’t, unfortunately, find its way into Liberator, but it shows why our Conference must pass his motion on sickness benefits.” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

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

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