The LDV Friday Five: 21 May 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. Confusion reigns over 55% – the reality is rather different (243) by Iain Roberts.
2. Opinion: For those about to defect – we don’t salute you (121) by James Staff.
3. Opinion: I’ve joined the Liberal Democrats (148) by Chris Jones.
4. Arise, Lord Paddick? 95 new Lib Dem peers set to be created (89) by Stephen Tall.
5. So. Farewell Then Labservative.com (7) by Stephen Tall.

5 active LDV Members’ Forum threads

Short money
How do you contact Nick Clegg?
For those concerned about the coalition with the Tories
Lib Dem & Govt drug policy & some PolTheory w/To Nic
High Profile Defection?

5 groups on ACT

1. Lib Dem Doctor Who Geeks
2. “Politicks + lib dem speak” glossary
3. Byelection Campaigning group
4. DELGA: LGBT Lib Dems
5. Lib Dem Staff at Westminster

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)
1. philippa stroud (+4)
2. purdah period (+1)
3. liberal democrat ministers (-)
4. liberator readers on facebook (-)
5. sarah teather (-1)

5 recent Lib Dem tweets

>> @SandraGidley Final lunch with staff – The Old House at Home did us proud as usual
>> @djm4 Note from Liam Byrne to David Laws: ‘Dear Chief Secretary, There’s no money left.’ No wonder Labour wanted to be in opposition.
>> @alexfoster Sitting on the bus home remembering I drove in today.
>> @julianhuppert I’ve just sworn in as a member of Parliament.
>> @meralhece IMO Diane Abbott in race 4 LabLeader no bad thing, given no other female/ BME seems to have the backing to do so. Shes got nothing to lose

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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One Comment

  • Anthony Aloysius St 22nd May '10 - 8:57am

    Latest news from the Leopards Not Changing Spots Department:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8698437.stm

    David Laws has adopted Osborne’s “age of austerity” mantra, and is planning “aggressive” cuts to public spending.

    But Cameron still thinks inheritance tax should be paid only by millionaires, and says the 50% income tax band could be scrapped.

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