Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #410

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 410th 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 (1 – 7 February, 2015), 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. Natalie Bennett should beware the sharp elbows of Caroline Lucas by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Might Caroline be looking to represent the Greens in the Leaders’ Debates?

2. Will the Lib Dems really get 48 seats? by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
Nick wouldn’t write off the idea.

3. Sign up for Lib Dem Newswire: the 10 key Lib Dems in a hung Parliament nobody ever talks about by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
No secrets are given away – you have to sign up first.

4.  Green Melt by Paul Walter  on Liberal Burblings.
Paul catches out Caroline Lucas in an inconsistency.

5. The Greens. All that was wrong with the Lib Dems, On steroids by Matthew Green on Thinking Liberal.
Matthew doesn’t find much in the way of effective government policies from them.

6. Deselection looms for Ian Liddell-Granger by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
If you’ve been reading Mark’s posts about him over the years, you would be forgiven for asking what took them this long.

7. The Greens, Citizens’ Income and how journalists still don’t understand how political parties work by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Nick muses that the treatment of the Greens over their policy poses a danger that political organisations will become less democratic to suit expectations.

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. Lord Carlile announces split from “boring” justice by Jon on Contrasting Sounds.
An interesting take on the debate around Counter Terrorism legislation

9. Two feisty Lib Dem women for Tower Hamlets by Jonathan Fryer on Jonathan Fryer.
Great to see Elaine Bagshaw and Teena Lashmore standing for Parliament.

10. Which 22 motions did not make it to Liberal Democrat Conference? by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
Federal Conference Committee member Zoe explains how 27 submitted motions were cut down to 5 for the agenda.

11. Fighting the last war by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
Putin is an enemy, argues Cicero, who could kill more in an afternoon than Hitler and Stalin combined.

12. “You are using a rose tinted brain” My reply to an unsolicited correspondent by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
Stephen’s great reply to the sort of correspondence and comments all Liberal Democrats attract these days.

And as a bonus, here’s a good one from Paul Walter. Late on Friday night, I casually asked on Twitter if they ever had female guests on The Last Leg as there hadn’t been the twice I’d watched. Paul researched it and had a spreadsheet by Saturday lunchtime. The answer is yes, they do. A third of guests have been women, but only two female guests in last two series. #Isitok? I think not.

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

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