The LDV Friday Five: 1 July 2011

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. Why Simon Kelner is wrong to defend Johann Hari (19 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. What can the Lib Dems do about the Coalition’s ‘Northern problem’? (55 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Brian Paddick writes: Why I want to be Lib Dem candidate for London Mayor in 2012 (22 comments) by Brian Paddick
  4. Opinion: Stephen Williams is right to support the criminalisation of squatting (33 comments) by Tom Papworth
  5. Opinion: Why today’s strike action is wrong (21 comments) by Steve Middleton

5 sample LDV Members’ Forum threads

  1. Same-sex marriage
  2. Where do you get membership forms from?
  3. Higher Education White Paper
  4. Generation Y – the key to community politics?
  5. VAN cost?

5 from the LDV archive

(1st July, 2007-10)

  1. Opinion: General Election 1.5 – 2010, the almost Internet Election (6 comments) by Charlotte Henry, from 2010
  2. Nick Clegg launches “Your Freedom” (23 comments) by Helen Duffett, from 2010
  3. Clegg to announce AV referendum date “next week” (4 comments) by Helen Duffett, from 2010
  4. Six (count ‘em) families now benefitting from Labour’s mortage rescue scheme (4 comments) by Stephen Tall, from 2009
  5. Opinion: The devil is in the detail (5 comments) by Martin Land, from 2008

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

  1. sophie bridger
  2. libdemhome
  3. andrew reeves
  4. political bias in the sun newspaper
  5. david laws

5 recent Lib Dem tweets

  • @johnleechmcr Spicegirl Geri Halliwell joins forces with John Leech to fight Breast Cancer http://wp.me/pFPou-F2
  • @jade_elizabeth I don’t really have a job title so we decided to make one up. My colleagues took it further and I’m now the Purchase Ledger Emperess
  • @joswinson office plunged into darkness as automatic timer turns HoC lights off at night; still here doing emails waiting for votes post-filibuster
  • @DuncanStott Are they showing #bbcqt on the screens at #glastonbury‘s pyramid stage? IF NOT WHY NOT?
  • @hmatthews92 Damn. Run out of tuck!
  • If you are a Lib Dem who tweets, and would like to be added to Ryan’s Lib Dem Tweets aggregator, drop him an email at [email protected]

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

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