Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #310

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 310th 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 (20 - 26 January, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox — just click here — ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Controversial article in the Torygraph: A Poll  by Jennie Rigg on Jennie Rigg .
Jennie invites readers to offer an opinion on how the Telegraph got its story on the Lib Dem idea to tax the likes of Amazon and Starbucks.

2. Mark Pack will be banging his head on  a desks somewhere over this post  by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
Several of our MPs need to update their entries on the Liberal Democrat website.

3. Sarah Teather’s latest tantrum by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
A critique of Sarah’s analysis of David Cameron’s Euro speech.

4. Cameron’s Euro speech was rubbish by Simon Titley on Liberator’s Blog .
Cameron and the circus clown’s gun…

5. Has the UKIP bubble burst? by Jonathan Fryer on Jonathan Fryer .
The more we see of Nigel Farage, the less we seem to like him, according to a new poll…

6. The holocaust and David Ward MP by Paul David Evans on The Evans Account.
Paul’s view of David Ward’s comments.

7. Social work death cover up threatens Kingston Liberal Democrat councillors by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Lib Dem Councillors in Kingston need to show that they have sorted out the problems in their social services department.

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. Why are local parties important? by Dave Page on Jazz hands, serious business.
“A local party with good leadership and engagement makes its members want to get out and do stuff. It gives them a reason to be a Liberal Democrat and stay a Liberal Democrat.” (Submitted by Dave via LibDig.)

9 Votes for all – well, from 16 anyway. by Andrew Brown on The Widow’s World .
Andrew on why Stephen Williams’ motion in Parliament this week was so important.

10. David Ward was right but careless by Gareth Epps  on Gareth Epps.
Gareth argues that the party should have included a statement on party policy within its rebuke to David Ward

11. Is Clegg’s problem is that he’s too honest? by Mark Thompson on Mark Thompson’s blog.
Clegg tells the truth, but do we want to hear it?

12.In our out of the franchise?  by Louise Shaw on From one of the jilted generation.
So, we end up having this referendum, but who gets to vote? Louise asks some interesting questions.

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

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