Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #146

Welcome to the 146th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (29th November – 5th December 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, usually courtesy of LibDig, 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. Noblesse Oblige Makes It OK For Me To Be A Tax Dodger, You Oiks! on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Yes, it’s the story that keeps on giving: trustafarian Tory millionaire Zac Goldsmith’s non-dom tax-avoiding status.

2. Zac Goldsmith – not a fit and proper person to be an MP? on Mark Valladares’ Liberal Bureaucracy blog.
He’s a Tory, Mark: what more do you need?

3. Day 3256: The Zachary Goldfinger Tax Dodge… Why Did He Fess Up Now? on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.
Sometimes, y’know, Millennium’s blog reads like he has a top tax accountant advising him. Crazy idea.

4. Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q3, 2009)
by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Your quarterly cut-out-and-keep guide to the party’s donor-related finances.

5. What St Austell Bay means for Cornwall (clue: lots more Lib Dems) on Alex Folkes’ A Lanson Boy blog.
The gold tide that could sweep Cornwall.

6. Richmond Park: Lib Dem Hold on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
Lord Bonkers’ alter ego’s pithy summary of Zac Goldsmith’s woes. Finger’s crossed.

7. So farewell then, Charlotte Gore on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.
The end of an era, as every Lib Dem’s favourite libertarian blogger quits the Aggregator.

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. Blooming polls coming over here taking all our optimism … on Wit and Wisdom’s Frivolity Rules blog.
“Wit and Wisdom on a ‘punch the air’ moment!” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

9. Cameron: more Hague than Blair? How the Tory leader has lost sight of his strategy by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
“Excellent article by Stephen Tall explaining how the leader Cameron most resembles is Hague.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

10. I’m a Bit Disappointed with Nick Clegg on Stephen Glenn’s Linlithgow Journal.
Turns out there’s this place called Scotland a little north of Watford. Who knew?

11. Opinion: The Best Policy in the World … Probably by David Lawson on Lib Dem Voice.
“Very good piece from David Lawson writing on LDV about how the £10,000 threshold for paying income tax could be the best of all worlds.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

12. Lib Dems should drop “in or out” referendum on Europe on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
Four reasons to abandon our Lisbon Treaty ‘how do we dig ourselves out of this hole’ pledge.

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

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