Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #260

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 260th 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 (5-11 February, 2012), 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. What is [the] Liberal Left? on Gareth Epps’ blog.
Gareth looks at the new group which has proved to be a major talking point this week.

2. Dear Charlotte, it’s social not socialist and is constitutional by Stephen Glenn on Stephen’s Liberal Journal.
Social needn’t be socialist – Stephen’s rejoinder to Charlotte Henry’s post about the Liberal Left.

3. Liberal Left: let a thousand flowers bloom*… by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
Bouquets, not brickbats, argues Mark.

4. Liberal Leftovers by Angela Harbutt on Liberal Vision.
Angela wonders whether Liberal Left will come to regret their name.

5. Neither a Left Liberal nor a Right Liberal, Just Liberal by Stephen Glenn on Stephen’s Liberal Journal.
It’s all about the Preamble to the Constitution.

6. Sixteen Good Things The Lib Dems Have Achieved by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!.
A fantastic list, with a nifty infographic. Go share it.

7. The church of the wholly undecided by David Grace on Disgruntled Radical.
On this week’s ruling about prayers at Bideford Council.

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. The Statistical Significance of an all-male Lib Dem Cabinet on Jazz Hands Serious Business.
“Does it make mathematical sense to worry about whether any of our 7-of-57 female MPs are in our 4 potential Cabinet positions?” (Submitted by dave.page via LibDig.)

9. Could Huhne become a Lib Dem king across the water? by Charlotte Henry at Total Politics.
“Finally a sensible analysis of where the Lib Dems are and could be heading after recent events, from the ever brillant Charlotte Henry” (Submitted by cjw500 via LibDig.)

10. Housing Heresy? by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“Alex suggests it’s time to reconsider rent controls.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig.)

11. Two parties, one majority: a view from the Clerk of the House by Andy Strange on Strange Thoughts.
“…once the coalition had formed what we had was…..really quite a conventional majoritarian government……in terms of the operation of the house it really made very little difference.” (Submitted by andyms via LibDig.)

12. The Audit Commission should not waste its money threatening bloggers by Alex Foster on Niles’s Blog.
“It cannot possibly be right that Audit Commission has paid several thousands of pounds to solicitors to send a frightener letter to a member of the public who is doing what members of the public are supposed to do: holding to account public officials.”

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

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