Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #300

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 300th 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 (11-17 November, 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. Just Cyril being Cyril? by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“We had all heard the rumours, were not sure if they were true or what to do about them if they were.”

2. Is the UKIP trouncing of the Lib Dems in Corby actually a good result for the Lib Dems? by Neil Monnery on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
“UKIP are basically Tories and they are taking the Tory vote and not the Lib Dem vote,” argues Neil.

3. On being booted by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
David’s thoughts on losing his seat on Federal Policy Committee.

4. Mark Thompson: Head of comedy attends internal BBC climate change meeting!!!111 on Mark Thompson’s blog.
Did someone stumble into the wrong room?

5. Linda Jack is getting a vote from someone who doesn’t like the Lib Dems. Cue twitter meltdown! by Neil Monnery on the Rambles of Neil Monnery.
On the value of the personal vote.

6. I am part of a rather small minority… and why I’m proud of the Liberal Democrats by Mark Valladares on The view from Creeting St Peter.
“The Liberal Democrats continue to quietly make big changes that affect real people..”

7. I’m feeling a bit sorry for Nadine Dorries……. by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Reality TV shows are the modern equivalent of the stocks, says Caron.

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. Don’t Dumb Down Our BOTYs! by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium dome, Elephant.
“The soft toy defends blogging as a medium. Well worth reading.” (Submitted by neilmonnery via LibDig.)

9. My Best Posts 2011-2012 – and A Pledge To Help Revive the Lib Dem Blog of the Year Awards by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“Alex is full of praise for the Blogger of the Year Awards, but wants them bigger and better than ever.” (Submitted by Richard Flowers via email.)

10. Why you should always vote for yourself by Lord Bonkers on Liberator’s blog.
Lord Bonkers is duly returned at the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Rutland, saying, “Tomorrow I shall begin work on my plans to ensure that all police constables are fat and jolly and spend their time alternately helping old ladies across the road (preferably when they want to cross) and clipping apple scrumpers around the ear.”

11. Yate by-election result: Lib Dem Focus get more than 60 percent of vote by Paul Hulbert on Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington.
Congratulations to new Councillor Margaret Marshall.

12. Equal before the law? on Mira’s Picture.
Compare and contrast.

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

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