Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #290

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 290th 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 (2-8 September, 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. That’s it. I’m done defending this bunch of unmentionables called a Government  by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
Paul’s raw 4am crisis of the soul.

2. One fallout from today’s press on Nick Clegg and leadership is…  by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
What potential legislative nasty does Mark think is unlikely to go ahead?

3. For heaven’s sake, Nick, what were you thinking, letting the Tories have equalities? by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Why swap a perfectly good Lib Dem equalities minister for one of the Tory architects of the marriage tax break idea?

4. Cabinet Reshuffle: in which Cameron takes everything I hold dear, stamps on it and laughs in my face by Jennie Rigg on Jennie Rigg.
Easier for a dalek to be a ballerina than to see how liberals influence political direction of the country.

5. D66 (left liberals) tipped for Government on Birkdale Focus.
Liberals in the Netherlands get a crack at Government.

6.  What a load of oblox from the Independent by Richard Kemp on But what does Richard Kemp think?.
Richard takes apart the new style political party suggested by his new daily paper.

7. How’s this for a conspiracy theory? by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common
Today’s Mail on Sunday talks about a plot for Boris to stand in Zac’s seat. Richard wrote about this on Friday.

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. My twopennyworth on the Clegg leadership by Peter Black on Peter Black .
Peter isn’t giving up on Nick yet.

9. Vince Cable’s grandson speaks at Westminster by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
The embryonic Cable political dynasty makes its debut.

10. Time to join Schengen by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
It’s crazy to continue a “disastrous failed policy of so-called toughness.”

11. Put an end to the term “benefit scroungers” by Curious on Political Parry .
How Liberal Democrats can improve life for disabled people.

12. It’s the message not the man that matters by Jonathan Fryer on Jonathan Fryer.
People don’t know what the Liberal Democrats stand for any more, argues Jonathan

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating. Don’t forget that nominations are open for the Liberal Democrat Voice Blog of the Year awards which will be doled out at an every expense spared ceremony at the Brighton conference later this month. Find out how to nominate your favourite blogs here.

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  • Simon Titley 9th Sep '12 - 8:30pm

    The link in story #5 needs fixing. It currently points at the same link as #4.

  • I don’t like this way of taking part in LDV, the first click from the email takes far too long to load, and as I can’t remember passwords I don’t like having to message via facebook. This is an internal discussion so I don’t want my LibDem thoughts always broadcast to my facebook, or having the additional chore of checking things constantly.. lets go back to the other way of doing it.

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