Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #284

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 284th 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 (22-28 July, 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. The night of the stand-up (and extremely loud) row with fellow Lib Dem Blogger Richard Morris… by Neil Monnery on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
…thankfully was only a dream (or the stuff of nightmares).

2. Nick Clegg’s giving this speech to the GB team right now…it’s a corker by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
Nick wishes the team “the very best of Great British luck”.

3. Vince Cable would make a good Liberal Democrat leader by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“there is unlikely to be a vacancy for leadership of the Liberal Democrats. But if there were to be, I can see Vince Cable doing a very good job.”

4. Oh! What a Lovely Warley… by ALDC.
By-election commentary for 19 July.

5. Labour Lose a Few… by ALDC.
By-election commentary for 26 July.

6. The perils of leaving an imprint off a election poster on Mark Pack’s blog.
Scotland Yard got involved after the alleged “crime”.

7. Join the Labour party to make your vote count in Greenwich? by Chris Smith on Greenwich Liberal.
Chris warns against a one-party state (or at least, Borough).

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 Revolution Will Be Televised – at Lib Dem conference by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
“Cringe-inducingly funny from BBC3.”

9. Is it right to just pardon Alan Turing? by Carl Minns on Thoughts from Hull.
“I believe we should all be treated equally under the law and if Parliament is going to acknowledge that former laws wrongly persecuted people then they should acknowledge that for all who were persecuted and not just the latest historical figure who is in fashion.”

10. What has the European Union done for me? on Stephen Williams MP’s blog.
“Peace and prosperity. That success is still spreading to all corners of Europe. Britain should be celebrating a triumph of international relations. Breaking away from our fellow Europeans, returning to the not very “splendid” isolation of 150 years ago, would be an act of madness.”

11. Vince in Edinburgh – what the members said by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Caron canvasses opinion among the audience at last week’s panel discussion.

12. The disgraceful practice of people talking to camera while driving by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
“What really makes me angry is when TV programmes film people talking to camera when they are driving. OK, they didn’t have an accident. But it really is grossly irresponsible to give the impression that you should concentrate on more than just driving when you are driving.”

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

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