Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #346

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 346th 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 (22-28 September, 2013), 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. I agree with Ed Miliband by Carl Minns on A Liberal view from Hull .
Not so sure Ed would be that chuffed, though.

2. By-election night 7 by Dan Falchikov  on Living on words alone.
Dan’s weekly preview of local government by-elections.

3. My encounter with Owen Jones by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
And there was only one real point of disagreement.

4. No point in a centre party  by Peter Wrigley on A Keynsian Liberal.
It allows our opponents to define us – and the post has added Meadowcroft, too.

5. How to draw the right lessons form the FDP by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
I suspect this comes with a sarcasm alert.

6. Cllr Stamp’s website is hacked by Chris Sams on The ginger liberal from Medway.
And it wasn’t the Liberal Democrats wot did it, despite Labour’s accusations.

7. This charming man Godfrey Bloom by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Well that’s one way to deal with correspondence, I guess. It was the signature at the bottom that cracked me up.

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] Again this week I’ve had lots of help from Alex Wilcock of Love and Liberty.

8. Bisexual visibility day by Dave Page on Jazz hands, serious business.
Why bisexual visibility day matters. (Submitted by various people by LibDig and email)

9. Changing job centres? A possible conference motion by Andrew Emmerson on DIY Liberalism .
His experience of Job Centre failings – and appealing to Lib Dems for what to do about them. AW.

10. Lib Dem press take fight to Labour by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
A collection of tweets contrasting the Lib Dem and the Labour record #labourhad13years AW

11. David Blunkett and the Nazi propaganda  by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Terrifyingly Godwintastic Labour uncritically parrots actual Nazi propaganda. AW

12. Power Trip by Damian McBride – Review by Mark Thompson on Mark Thompson’s blog .
Mark’s take on the book we’ve all been talking about.

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

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Good to see Bi Visibility Day getting prominence in the political blogosphere as well as LGBT circles.

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