@LibDig Pig Number Twelve

Welcome to the twelfth edition of Lib Dig Pig, being a roundup of non-Lib Dem oriented gems on the internet, as voted by Lib Dem members using Lib Dig (if you aren’t one, and are a Lib Dem member, sign up here: http://libdig.co.uk).

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We had an encouraging increase in both digs and diggers this week – honestly, it almost makes me compiling this list each week worthwhile. Not much of a pattern this week, so without further ado:

1. Brian Gould: I disown this government (Comment is Free). Submitted by Nigel Ashton: “‘I have watched Labour compromise its principles, embrace greed and take the UK into war and recession. Torture is the last straw’, says former Labour leadership contender Bryan Gould.”

2. Straw hit by internet fraudsters (BBC News). Submitted by Will Howells: “Hahahahahahahahahaha. Ahem.”

3. An Immodest Proposal (The Life and Opinions of Andrew Rilstone). Submitted by Liz Williams: “Andrew Rilstone skewers the hypocrisy of tabloid-style morality.”

4. Racism 101 for White Cartoonists (In Contempt):  Submitted by Liz Williams: “How not to draw a racist cartoon (and how to recognise one when you see it).”

5. Watchdog probing Tory donations (Yahoo! News). Submitted by Andy Williams: “The official elections watchdog has launched an inquiry into donations to the Tory Party made by the company of wealthy party backer Lord Ashcroft, it was disclosed.”

6. Frank Field: Tear it up. Labour’s New Deal isn’t working (Times Online). Submitted by David Heigham: “That title from a Labour MP says it all.”

7. Ken Macdonald: Give us laws that the City will respect and fear (Times Online). Submitted by Iain: “Ex-DPP talks sense on crime.”

8. David Brooks: The Big Test (New York Times). Submitted by David Heigham: “Maybe the Obama regime is like a competent version of New Labour – but still thinking that imagimative central government can do everything.”

Top Video

No popular video this week, but this one entertained me:


Study Finds Young People Remain Apathetic About Office Politics

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The rules for inclusion here are simple: they must have been “dug” for the first time in the last seven days and they can’t be Lib Dem-related or come from a Lib Dem blog. The top rated articles will be listed here. For the purposes of this column, my votes will be discounted. Finally, I may bend or break any of these rules as I see fit (this is absolutely terrible and I am dreadfully sorry about it).

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