Top of the Blogs: The Golden (Baker’s) Dozen #27

Welcome to our weekly round up of the top Lib Dem blog posts of the last seven days (19th – 25th August).

As is our tradition, we’ll review the top seven click-throughs from the Lib Dem Blogs aggregator, together with a quintet of posts hand-picked from the cream of the week. Except, I’ve made it a baker’s dozen this week, to accomodate all my favourites. What can I say? Kobayashi Maru.

Without further ado, the most popular clicks of the week:

1. How Representative are Lib Dem bloggers ? on Barrie Wood’s Progressive Politics blog
A discussion of how much Lib Dem bloggers represented shades of opinion in the party morphed into an even more interesting debate on how those shades can or should be categorised. The best comments section debate we’ve seen for a long time, I’d say.

2. Hello on Duncan Borrowman’s eponymous blog
Duncan dons his deerstalker and (licorice) pipe to solve The Curious Case of the Norfolk Cyber-Forger

3. Labour’s attitude to by-elections 2 on Duncan Borrowman’s blog
“It makes my blood boil!”

4. Imagine relatives trying to explain tactfully how she died ! on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog
I’m actually lost for words on how to summarise this story…

=5. Day 2425: Daddy on the Radio on Millennium Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary
Our beloved elephant listens to an interview conducted by Radio 2’s Simon Mayonnaise, set up – he alleges – by no less than Don Liberali himself.

=5. How society has failed Frances Lawrence on James Graham’s Quaequam! blog
“No-one wishes to cause Frances Lawrence or her family any further grief, but what if pretty much everything she says is utterly wrong?”

7. Who is ? from Duncan Borrowman’s blog
It must be quite an unusual name.

And my six favourites of the week:

8. Tim Garden’s Service of Thanksgiving on Jonathan Fryer’s blog
“At Sue’s request, Camden LibDems present wore pale yellow roses, and despite the grey skies, the white wine served in the churchyard afterwards would certainly have met with Tim’s approval.”

9. Lord Bonkers’ Diary on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog
In seven parts, Jonathan releases to us the latest record of our favourite peer’s politicking. Reprinted from Blake’s 7 tribute magazine Liberator.

10. Wither the intelligent debate on drugs legislation? on Liberal Provocateur
Living up to its name, this new blog surveys a tricky debate over how best to tackle Britain’s drugs problem.

11. Why I am switching to back Charles Kennedy to win on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings
Paul explains why he’s withdrawing his support from an old Scottish glory in favour of the crofter.

12. Frances Lawrence and Learco Chindamo – whose rights? on Jonny Wright’s Hug a Hoodie blog
“The entire point of human rights is that they apply to everyone, without prejudice, from the worthiest saint to the cruellest killer, because they are fundamental.”

13. And One Makes Two on Andy Mayer’s blog
Instant audience satisfaction guaranteed, by pointing you to photos of Lego and Sticklebricks. And who says Lib Dems are spinesless?

And that’s the end of this week’s Golden Dozen.

* Richard Huzzey is unconcerned at comments by Stephen Tall that he may yet make a return to front-line blogging.

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