Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #292

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 292th 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 (16-22 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. Nick Clegg “might just have struck gold” by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Political and charity gold as the proceeds to Nick Clegg’s surprise single go to Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

2. Do you know that if you are poor you can’t be expected to hold a pen for three hours? on The Rambles on Neil Monnery.
Neil Monnery says that the fine motor skills of inner-city children are as good as those from anywhere else.

3. Let’s get Nick to Number One by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“The more exposure Nick’s apology gets the better as far as I am concerned.”

4. Dear Readers’ Editor: About Polly Toynbee… by Mark Pack.
Mark corrects a couple of factual errors.

5. Stuart Jackson chooses the wrong fight… by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
On Stewart Jackson’s boundary changes tweet.

6. Need to stay in London and just want a bed for the night…? by Stephen Tall.
Public Service Announcement.

7. “A welcome outbreak of plain speaking from Nick Clegg” by Mark Pack.
Nick’s apology is in tune with the times.

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. Policing The Land – in honour of #LDConf by on .
“Sarah Brown rewrites The Land in the light of the police accreditation system the party has bowed to. I hope we can sing it at the Glee Club next Tuesday to honour those members of our family who can’t or won’t be there because of these checks.” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

9. One big rule if you’re writing about politics by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!.
Say it in your own words, rather than trotting out someone else’s.

10. Trouncing the Towns! By-election commentary by Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors on ALDC.
“The better results of the night were all out in the towns, where we contested and won all three seats being fought.”

11. Is this the best way to go about lobbying? by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
Why lobby without the personal touch?

12. All change at CentreForum think-tank by Stephen Tall on The collected Stephen Tall.
Two arrivals and a departure at the leading liberal think-tank.

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

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