The LDV Friday Five: 29 October 2010

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

1. New Statesman’s advice to Lib Dem-baiters: “Don’t count those pesky Lib Dems out just yet” (117 comments) by Stephen Tall
2. Any treasures in Nick Clegg’s Desert Island Discs? (43 comments) by Helen Duffett
3. Are the unions a bigger threat to the Lib Dems than Ashcroft was? (99 comments) by Stephen Tall
4. Opinion: cuts in welfare are the hallmark of a selfish society (44 comments) by Tom King
5. Danny Alexander on the Spending Review: “We have done the right thing” (91 comments) by Helen Duffett

5 sample LDV Members’ Forum threads

Get on your bus
Things that cheer you up
Nice Change to the blog
Smoking ban
What next after PagePlus 11?

5 from the LDV archive

(29th October, 2006-09)
1. Coming soon … Paddy’s novel (5 comments) by The Voice, from 2009
2. Filesharing plans ignore legal rights, claims Foster (6 comments) by Iain Roberts, from 2009
3. LDV readers give overwhelming yes to televised leaders’ debates (3 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2008
4. Trident: what the Lib Dem blogosphere’s been saying (21 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2007
5. Next time Labour accuses the Lib Dems of… (8 comments) by The Voice, from 2007

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)
1. anna werrin
2. nick clegg desert island discs
3. pupil premium
4. tuition fees
5. government red tape encourage live music

5 recent Lib Dem tweets

>> @alexfosterArgh, no, cancel, cancel cancel! I wanted to SAVE the constitution of the Lib Dems, not PRINT it?! Who has that much paper?!
>> @BelindaBG I defend KPrice right to earn her living as she wishes, but on #thisweek I want to hear people with something to say, not something to sell.
>> @LYScotland New post: Liberal Youth grow moustaches to beat cancer! http://fb.me/sW81sgbP
>> @SandraGidley Hope the party gets the message across that citizens pensions a lib dem idea
>> @julianhuppert In the lobby with Steve Webb, who has literally just restored the earnings link for pensions! The ink is now drying …

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That’s it from the LDV Friday Five. Let the weekend commence in 5-4-3-2-1…

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