Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #297

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 297th 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 (21-27 October, 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. Two SNP MSPs quit the party by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
…over the party’s conference decision on NATO membership.

2. Save the Guardian – sack Toynbee by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Dan thinks Polly’s salary could be better spent on young new journos.

3. The polling that should worry LibDem HQ! on Nic Prigg’s blog.
The Lib Dems should be leading the way on key issues, says Nic.

4. Does the US gives a clue as to why the general election polls were wrong? on Mark Pack’s blog.
Not everyone who responds to opinion polls turns out to vote.

5. When is a Lib Dem not a Lib Dem? by Nick Barlow on What You Can Get Away With.
Nick distinguishes between membership and support of the party.

6. The Daily Telegraph. Is it turning into The Guardian? by Richard Morris on A View From Ham Common.
The Telegraph’s cookies are onto Richard.

7. Jimmy Savile: A Redaction by Mark Cole on A Life Inside and Outside of Politics.
Mark Cole strikes out his original obituary of Jimmy Savile in light of recent revelations.

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. Liberal Fun in Croydon… by Matt J. McLaren on Wisdom and Power.
“Matt extols the virtues of regional conference with tales from Croydon.” (Submitted by mattjmclaren via LibDig.)

9. The BBC has lied and lied and lied by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“Stonking post from Jonathan on the BBC handling of the Savile affair” (Submitted by paulwalteruk via LibDig.)

10. Say No to ‘Beecroft by the back door’ and reclaim Emploee Ownership by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
“Comment from leading campaigner urging Lib Dems to act over Osborne’s toxification of idea of Employee Ownership” (Submitted by ianbb via LibDig.)

11. It was a different era – but is that a good excuse? on Lynne Featherstone MP’s blog.
“…men used their power to try and take advantage of young girls. But it wasn’t right then – and it isn’t right now. That is why laws were brought in – to protect girls (and boys) from exactly this sort of abuse.”

12. A few harsh facts of life on an independent Scotland’s EU membership by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“In summary, Scotland would have no automatic right to be admitted to the European Union as a successor state, although it is possible that it could be negotiated. The price, however, might be substantial?”

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

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One Comment

  • John Carlisle 29th Oct '12 - 8:20am

    So, no blogs on Nick Clegg’s great speech at Mansion House then? I wonder what really matters to us?

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