Top of the Blogs: The belated Lib Dem Golden Dozen #436

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our (belated) 436th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (18-24 October, 2015), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. What Lib Dems can learn from Trudeau by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Authenticity, being prepared to ditch convention and asserting the future.

2. Could UKIP win the Oldham West and Royton by-election by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
Nick assesses the UKIP and Labour prospects for the by-election caused by Michael Meacher’s death.

3. Canada and strategic voting by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
How did Nck’s crystal ball do?

4. By-election report 22 October 2015 by ALDC on ALDC.
How did the Lib Dems do?

5. Keynsham South – well done Andy by Paul Crossley on Paul Crossley.
Thanks to a good by-election candidate who achieved a solid result.

6. Labour peers abandon Corbyn by Peter Black on Peter Black.
With one abandoning the Labour whip and others slating him in the press, Corbyn has a lot of work to do.

7.  Another first past the post system bites the dust by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
There is a downside for political geeks, though.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. To nominate a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s, all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected] You can also contact us via Twitter, where we’re @libdemvoice

8. The Women’s Equality Party – a surveillance state in the name of Liberal Feminism by Sarah Noble on The Other Sarah.
Sarah highlights some awful policy options put forward by the new party.

9. A day out to the East of England regional conference by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
A Mark Pack summoning spell didn’t work.

10. Incurable cancer by Eric Avebury on Eric Avebury.
Eric shares his thoughts from his own experience.

11. Climbing the Kardashev Scale by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs .
One of these days Earth might get to be a Level 1 civilisation.

12. Award winning at the North East Regional Conference  by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace.
. (Submitted by xxx.)

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading ‘n’ nominating.

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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