Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #49

Welcome to the 49th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (20th-26th January), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

As next week marks The Golden Dozen’s half-century, it’s time to freshen things up – which means opening up the five personal choice postings selected (numbers 8-12) to LDV readers… So if there’s post which appears/ed on the Aggregator between the 27th January and 3rd Feburary and you think it deserves to be incuded in next week’s Golden Dozen, drop me a line at [email protected] Self-nominations are allowed – but as there are only five slots available, I can’t guarantee inclusion.

Anyway here are the best-read posts this last week, in descending order:

1. Clegg’s Oft Used Phrase: A Clanger on Gavin Whenman’s Gavin’s Gaily Gigest blog. Are Sheffield’s Lib Dems failing to close the gap? You can read Anders Hanson’s refutation below, 7.

2. Counterfactual Chris: Lib Dem Front Page on Gavin Whenman’s Gavin’s Gaily Gigest blog.
Because there always is a Plan B.

3. Improving our performance on ethnic minority candidates: a real way forward on Jeremy Hargreaves’ blog.
A balanced assessment of how the party can boost under-represented groups.

4. What Nick Should Have Said on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Let’s hope Nick’s read this.

5. A reason to be cheerful that Chris Huhne did not win the Lib Dem leadership on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
Or should that be ‘A a reason to be cheerful’?

6. Well at least I’m not gay on Ryan Cullen’s Haless Band of Staff and Regulars blog.
Ryan’s strugglng to give away his ‘practically an armful’ of blood.

7. Sheffield Tories claim Nick Clegg’s first clanger on Anders Hansons blog.
See 1, above.

And here’s another five postings well worth dipping your grey matter into:

8. Opinion: A liberal view from Holland by Bernard Aris on Lib Dem Voice. A fascinating glimpse into Dutch liberal politics.

9. Vince Cable – the people’s hero
on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
The Lib Dems’ Living Droll deputy leader does it again: US chat-show hosts looking for a scriptwriter just nowshould give him a call.

10. What is a constitution on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! Blog
Sticking up for party policy, sort of, on an EU referendum.

11. Come to Leyton on Andy Mayer’s blog.
Your chance to support the Lib Dem efforts to avenge Labour’s Miranda Grell’s gay smear campaign in Waltham Forest.

12. The times they are a changin
on Robert Shaw’s The Willow Man blog.
How should Lib Dem Voice select its Golden Dozen?

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

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href="https://www.libdemvoice.org/top-of-the-blogs-the-golden-dozen-49-2081.html"><img src="https://www.libdemvoice.org/images/golden-dozen.png" 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.
Advert

4 Comments

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 ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • Joe Bourke
    Peter Martin, that would be Adam Smith you are quoting rather than the former Labour leader, John Smith. John Smith was a social democrat rather than a Libet...
  • Brad Barrows
    @Paul Barker You may be interested to know there is a libertarian grouping within the Labour Party. Google ‘Black Rose Labour’ and you will get the link....
  • Alex Macfie
    john oundle: The referendum was advisory, and would probably have been annulled had it been binding due to electoral malpractice. As it was advisory, it didn't ...
  • Jack Nicholls
    You're not wrong about the way 'libertarian' is often used, but by the same token 'liberal' is generally interpreted as centre-right in continental Europe, Japa...
  • Jeff
    Libertarians reject the idea that individuals are rooted in communities. They are for individual freedom without qualification. This libertarian writi...