Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #382

EaWelcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 382nd 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 (6-12 July, 2014), together with a hand-picked quintet, 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. The arrogance of monopoly power by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
We need to remember that abuse of power by monopolies is bad in both private and public sectors.

2. Andrew Strauss calls Kevin Pieterson a C*** on air but keeps his job by Neil Monnery on The Ramblings of Neil Monnery.
But that’s not the only reason he should be sacked, says Neil, as he’s just not a very good pundit.

3. Lib Dems come from fourth to win Illogan by-election by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
Fantastic news from a key Lib Dem/Tory marginal. Bodes well for Julia Goldsworthy’s chances of regaining that seat.

4. Geoffrey Dickens and Cyril Smith dancing to Bananarama by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Video is 41 seconds of your life you won’t get back but Jonathan makes some important points.

5. Nick Clegg gets it the wrong way round on data retention by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
Can we be safe if we can’t enjoy our freedom?

6. How good are the civil liberties concessions gained for rushed legislation? by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Could be good, could be rubbish. Too soon to tell without knowing the detail.

7. BBC Breakfast’s Steph McGovern “kicking myself” for not correcting script on “Magaluf Incident” by me on Caron’s Musings.
Steph wins my respect by responding to my concerns.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. To nominate a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s, all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected] You can also contact us via Twitter, where we’re @libdemvoice

8. Why a Liberal? Why not something else? by Martin Veart on Martin’s View.
Great summary of what liberalism is about. (Submitted by Alisdair Calder McGregor via Twitter.)

9. More thoughts on Conrad Russell and liberalism by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Nick’s whole series on Conrad’s “An intelligent person’s guide to liberalism” is one of the best things around the blogosphere at the moment. Don’t miss a single post.

10. Ludlow – the town where bus services are cut because they are too popular by Andy Boddington on Andy Boddington.
The bizarre logic of a local councillor – but Bodders is on the case.

11. Equal in soccer? As the World Cup reaches its climax, the diversity challenges facing the world’s most popular sport by Edward Lord on Edward Lord.
When will football drag itself into the 21st century. Great analysis of the issues.

12. Day 4932: You can prove anything with statistics, part deus by Richard Flowers on The very fluffy diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
A comparative analysis on Labour and Liberal Democrat records on inequality.

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

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One Comment

  • Julian Gibb 16th Jul '14 - 1:41pm

    The last LibDem MP who still had my respect has now joined the rest of the party.

    Charles Kennedy stood up in PMQ’s today and lied. He made a statement to mislead the House regarding Junckers statement on new EU members. He was fully aware that a statement had been issued by his office stating that his comment DID NOT include Scotland.

    The one person I thought above such grubby politics has let me down.

    What has happened to the LibDems? Do you now consider gutter politics your only hope of holding seats.

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