Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #253

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 253rd 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 (18-24 December, 2011), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can 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. Underestimating Danny Alexander by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Mr Alexander doth speak in italics.

2. Odd defection news on Simon Wilson’s blog.
Musical chairs in Norfolk.

3. The Liberal Democrats in 2012 by Andrew Emmerson on The Yellow Bastard.
Andrew’s 6-point plan for growth.

4. Ed Milbiand, head in hands, caught on Google StreetView by Mark Pack.

5. I still don’t feel that sense of urgency… by Richard Morris on a View from Ham Common.
Richard’s finger wavers over the panic button…

6. Winning public support on the EU could not be more simple by Joshua Dixon on Liberal Insight.
Just talk about it, says Josh.

7. Guardian corrects 37 stories at once – is this a record? by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
All related to the hacking of Milly Dowler’s voicemail.

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. How not to run an elected mayor campaign on Steve Middleton’s blog.
“If you’re politically naive, then it’s generally not a good idea to accept a public debate challenge from two veterans of local politics – but that’s exactly what Geoffrey Berg (Salford’s elected mayor petition organiser) did on Wednesday night. I’ve previously written extensively on my blog about Salford’s elected mayor referendum that was forced by Mr Berg and his English Democrat sidekick.” (Submitted by Actual via LibDig.)

9. ‘Nick Clegg sneers at Mr and Mrs Britain’ by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
The Express takes “a particularly venoumous” pop at Nick Clegg’s comments about taxt breaks for married couples.

10. Tim Farron’s Christmas Message – and my challenge to him for 2012 by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“My challenge to our President for the New Year is to get through an entire Conference speech without one single football reference.”

11. Remembering David Penhaligon by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
“His untimely death [25 years ago] robbed the party of one of its great communicators and almost certainly a future leader.”

12. Why Clegg was right to choose Popper by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Popper was the central figure of Nick Clegg’s Demos speech this week and “is also, as it happens, the philosophical justification for Liberal-style localism – it is about “setting free the critical powers of man”.”

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

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href="http://www.libdemvoice.org/top-of-the-blogs-the-lib-dem-golden-dozen-253-26408.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/26408 for Twitter and emails.

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 AvatarJohnTilley 24th Oct - 3:28pm
    Matthew, Apologies that last comment got whisked off before I had if finished. It should have ended But I think you are just factually incorrect...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 24th Oct - 3:27pm
    Protest politics is as legitimate a form of politics as making arguments door-to-door — and even if it is not effective at convincing politicians to...
  • User AvatarMatthew Green 24th Oct - 3:14pm
    Well I certainly agree that proper engagement in politics is better than single-issue protests - I so do I agree with much of this article....
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 24th Oct - 3:06pm
    Matthew I agree with you when you say -- "...So we have been pouring enormous subsidies into nuclear power stations for more than fifty years...
  • User AvatarT-J 24th Oct - 3:04pm
    Marketising a service is a way to take it effectively out of the political sphere and into a slightly different category of just so situations....
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 24th Oct - 3:01pm
    The written word is very helpful for those of us who have hearing difficulties!