The LDV Friday Five (ish): 16/10/09

What could be simpler: five categories, each with five links. And it’s Friday.

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

1. Opinion: A Cooperative Coalition (111) by Sara Scarlett
2. Lib Dem MPs: what the Legg letters said (10) by Stephen Tall
3. Heath and Burstow table urgent Commons questions about Guardian injunction #Trafigura #CarterRuck (6) by Stephen Tall
4. Tom Watson writes … on the Royal Mail and postcodes (15) by Tom Watson
5. Opinion: Muslims won’t play with the gays! (21) by Andrew Reeves

5 recent Lib Dem tweets

>> rachelolgeirsso RT @Wossy: RT @LaScrumbles: Charlie Brooker’s GUARDIAN piece re Jan Moir. Pass it on! Excellent! Great work Charlie.
>> willhowells “Bedford Elects it’s Mayor” #apostrophehorror
>> nick_clegg On the train to Bedford to see Mayor Dave Hodgson! My video of congratulations:
>> jamesgraham Reading lots of “WE WON!” tweets and getting confused. Jan Moir is the new Mayor of Bedford? WTF?!
>> nickjbarlow RT @sarabedford It’S so sad when MPs get bitter and twisted … (Dorries a sore loser? Never expected that!)

5 top non-Lib Dem LibDig postings to look at

1. The Simple Solution to the Obesity Problem: Stop Hating ( “Slate’s Daniel Engber explains why a lot of the supposed health effects of being fat may actually be caused by fatphobia. Also links to a study supporting this view.” – submitted by lizw.
2. Silvio Berlusconi: I am inferior to no one in history (Guardian): “Satire is dead: “I have been subjected to more than 2,500 court hearings and I have the good luck – having worked well in the past and having accumulated an important wealth – to have been able to spend more than €200m in consultants and judges … I mean in consultants and lawyers.” – submitted by stephenftall.
3. Why there was nothing ‘human’ about Jan Moir’s column on the death of Gately (Guardian): “Jan Moir receives a brutal fisking, in flagrante, from Charlie Brooker. It isn’t being ghoulish to speculate that this sort of lifestyle choice may lead to a sticky end.” – submitted by james.graham.
4. Erm, that’s it this week, folks.
5. Sorry.

5 active LDV Members’ Forum threads

Bedford Mayoral Election
Turkeys voting for Christmas (aka the Conservative party)
Press freedom?
Liberal fund raising
Jo Swinson was right!

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

1. dave hodgson
2. lib dems
3. “accused of impropriety”
4. trafigura
5. bedford mayor election

That’s yer lot, folks, from this second bite of the LDV Friday Five (ish). Let the weekend commence in 5-4-3-2-1 …

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  • Friday’s most irritating political comment for me was listening to the increasingly pompous Alex Carlisle doing his tethered goat act on the question of the Judges’ ruling over publishing the seven paragraphs of information about alleged torture; this was on the Radio 4 World Tonight.
    It was, for me, exascerbated by his introduction as “Liberal Democrat Alex Carlisle”

    Does anyone know what Chris Huhne has to say on this?

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