Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #15

Another week of LDV’s Golden Dozen, and another weekend in which Stephen Tall is globe-trotting to exotic locales for a well-earned rest. Which means me standing in for this fifteenth edition of the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (27th May – 2nd June), together with five of note you might otherwise have missed.

This episode of Sesame Street features the letters G, L and A, and the number 08:

1. That GLA candidate list: time for a change? asks James Graham’s Quaequam! blog, in response to…

= 2. GLA selection results here on LibDemVoice, wherein the comments started a wide-running debate on the low BME representation on the list, which runs throughout this week’s post.

= 2. Lib Dem GLA candidates for 2008 announced on Haringey councillor Matt Davies’ blog too.

4. London selection results from Lynne Feathersone, who – shockingly – had only the second-most popular Haringey Lib Dem blog post with the results.

5. GLA selection: will the agony never end? asked the long-suffering London party officer Mark Valladares, on his Liberal Bureaucracy blog. “We have no choice but to act,” he concludes, with a thoughtful and detailed plan to do so.

6. Must it always be Ming vs Conference? asks Jeremy Hargreaves, who deserves a special prize for being popular with a topic other than the GLA. “A permanent – wrong – impression in the media at conference-time that the Leader and the party are at daggers drawn, is not really in any of our interests,” he notes.

7. The Nasty Party saw Adrian Sanders MP issue a verbal penalty ticket to Tory parking villain Anthony Steen MP.

Only four clicks separated the top five posts this week. But without further ado, here are five you might have missed, but are worth a look:

8. The Assault on Liberty is the focus of a call to arms by the Young, British and Liberal George Turner.

9. Emigration, Immigration, Integration sang Cicero’s Songs.

10. Why we suffer such terrible, inept government is not, actually, a rant against our current rulers but a very scholarly exposition on the reform of governance from Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.

11. Hitting the Headlines was an occasion for Neil Woolcott to mention his school’s cunning way of reforming speeding drivers.

12. The Revolving Doors of Power are the subject of Adam Teladia’s retrospective of the Blair cabinets.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the fifteenth dose of the Golden Dozen. I was tempted to mention the death and resurrection of Lib Dem Voice, but decided it would be a little indulgent.

Richard Huzzey

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  • It’s good to see a non-Mark Pack post on Lib Dem Voice. I was beginning to think that Rob had delivered the keys to the blog to Cowley Street.

  • George Ellis 5th Jun '07 - 12:01pm

    The piece on Ming and Conference is also noteworthy in that Ming himself appears now to have commented on it!

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