Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #105

Welcome to the 105th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (15th-21st February 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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

1. Liberator: Ignorant, Conformist and Poverty of Vision on Jock Coats’ Jock’s Place blog.
A controversial headline; an intelligent dissection.

2. Are the Lib Dems really up?? on Darrell Goodliffe’s Moments of Clarity blog.
Who knows? But the polls have certainly been more fun this month than last.

3. I used to occassionally ponder what the political reaction would be if the Lib Dems overtook Labour, it could be a real game changer on Peter Welch’s A campaign diary blog.
Not that any of us take the polls that seriously. Of course not.

4. Last night’s by-election results on Tim Ball’s blog.
Three holds, a gain from the Tories, and no losses. Not a bad week.

5. Are the Lib Dems to blame for the BNP victory in Swanley?
on Duncan Borrowman’s blog.
Duncan says: ‘my public message is – always, always, always stand a candidate!’

6. 25 Random things about me on Ros Scott’s Because Baronesses are people too blog.
My favourite’s number 19: ‘At a meeting of members in Fife, a man in the audience set fire to himself during my speech.’

7. BBC: Gutless, useless journalism on Martin Land’s New Model Army blog.
Can Auntie do “fair and balanced”?

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. As is now traditional we’re using the LibDig widget to select some of the posts from the seven days in question which you’ve most ‘dug’. But, remember, if you want to highlight a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail all you have to do is drop me a line at [email protected] (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. If They’ve Nothing To Hide, They’ve Got Nothing To Fear
on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
“Alex unerringly identifies the hypocrisy of the Labour Government demanding to know all our personal information but fighting tooth and nail to stop us getting any Freedom of Information in return. The catalogue of their corruption is getting quite long too.” (Nominated by Richard F via LibDig).

9. If you want some of my pension Vince, you could just ask… on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
“Sir James Graham defends his pension being snatched by Vince Vaughan, or is that Cable.” (Nominated by Stephen Glenn via LibDig).

10. Good news on the green energy front
on Steve Webb MP’s The Webb log blog.
“Currently wasted energy to generate heat power and coolth.” (Nominated by niles via LibDig).

11. Day 2970: Conservatory Local Plans mean MORE Centralisation
on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.
“Excellent deconstruction of the Tory local government plans.” (Nominated by paulwalteruk via LibDig).

12. When is a wunch not a wunch? on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
“Nice neologism: instapeerage.” (Nominated by niles via LibDig).

That’s it for another week. Happy blogging!

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