Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #138

Welcome to the 138th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4th October – 10th October 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, partly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget, by the way, you can now sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox – just click here – ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

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

1. Risking Ifran Ahmedisation…. on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
You tease, Paul, but it’s earned you your reward: one from the top for this week’s Golden Dozen.

2. The people’s party, honest and with a shade of green – how voters see the Liberal Democrats (Part 1)
on Neil Stockley’s blog.
How to build on the narrative that the party is for ordinary people?

3. “Erased” by YouGov on Anders Hanson’s blog.
Anders gets an answer from YouGov (see comment 5) – see what blogging can achieve?

4. LDV pre-conference members’ survey (1): Nick Clegg approval ratings by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Nick gains his best ever approval rating from LDV-reading party members.

5. Sharon Shoesmith’s day in court
on Lynne Featherstone’s Parliament & Haringey Diary blog.
Lynne’s no-holds-barred view of Haringey Council’s children’s services failings.

6. We’re all in this together on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
We’re all in this up to our necks, says George – it’s just some of us have yachts we can climb aboard.

7. Is Paxman/Boris the new Frost/Nixon? on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons blog.
Christ, let’s hope not. If I find a 2-hour film’s been made about this travesty of an ‘interview’ in three decades time I might just spontaneously combust with frustration.

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 a line to [email protected] (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. “The proper narrative of British history” on Alix Mortimer’s The People’s Republic of Mortimer blog.
“Great fisk of Gove’s proposals for the history curriculum.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig). And surely an early contender for the Best Post of the Year?

9. Tory rise in state pension age – do the sums add up? on Steve Webb’s The Webb Log blog.
“The Conservatives reckon they can “save” £13 billion by raising the state pension age for men alone. Do the figures add up? What do you think?” (Submitted by scjerram via LibDig).

“Excellent, witty post.” (Submitted by paulwalteruk via LibDig).

11. Bad systems, not tired people get election counts wrong by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
“Dr Pack lucidly explains how election counts work and why people often obsess about the wrong thing when worrying about them.” (Submitted by james.graham via LibDig).

12. Headline of the Day ends in a tie on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
“Fantastic. And awful. Plus a bit mad.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging.

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href=""><img src="" width="200" height="57" alt="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" title="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" /></a>

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Best of the blogs.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 20th Jun - 3:08pm
    Peter Martin. Secular stagnation refers to an economy with a long-term lack of demand. Historically, a booming economy with low unemployment and high GDP growth...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 20th Jun - 2:22pm
    Jamie D: "At the same time, I suspect that some conservatives (emphasis on the small “c”) may realise the recent democratic failure is a reason...
  • User Avatarchris moore 20th Jun - 2:21pm
    Boom and bust abolished. 3.23% growth rate forever. We are the Immortals.
  • User AvatarChris Cory 20th Jun - 1:53pm
    Didn't I read that Tim Farron tried to recruit Rory ? If so, then he at least didn't see R.S. as just another died in...
  • User AvatarJamie Dalzell 20th Jun - 1:31pm
    Regarding comments above, I agree that Rory Stewart's policies are in may ways status quo. That should not be surprising, he is a Conservative. Such...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 20th Jun - 1:27pm
    @ JoeB, "The claim that fiscal stimulus can deliver real annual growth of 3% regardless of what supply shocks hit the economy or what capacity...