Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #51

Welcome to the 51st of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (3rd-9th February), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Here we go, in descending order of popularity:

1. UPDATED: The BBC Write Me An Email on Andrew Hinton’s Mindrobber blog.
One man’s mission to ensure proper balance on the BBC’s QT.

2. Lemsip obit
on the Wit and Wisdom blog.
I just wish I’d seen the programme in question.

3. Nick Clegg’s problem on Andrew Tate’s One Hour Ahead blog.
Our leader loves freedom, our party loves regulating: so says the Adam Smith Institute.

4. Rowan Williams In Detail: Deceitful, Demented or Naive to the Point of Idiocy on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Almost as long as the Archbish’s lecture – but at least I understand Alex’s point.

5. Nigel Waterson: “I’ve done nothing wrong”
on Chris Keating’s The Diary of Chris K. blog.
Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.

6. Clegg stands by Mulholland (UPDATED) on Lib Dem Voice.
Our leader takes a relaxed view of a Lib Dem MP’s, erm, un-Parliamentary language.

7. The Bones Commission: a recovering bureaucrat thinks aloud
on Mark Valladares’ Liberal Bureaucracy blog.
A humble administrator appeals for better internal communication.

As promised, LDV’s Golden Dozen is being opened up to our readers… Yes, slots 8-12 – our personal recommendations – are yours for the choosing. All you have to do is drop me a line at [email protected], highlighting the best Lib Dem blog postings from the past week (providing the web-link and author), and I’ll do my best to include as many as possible. This week it’s easy, as only one reader has flooded LDV Towers with a submission – so my thanks to Mrs Trellis of North Wales Alex Wilcock of the Love and Liberty blog for the following nominations:

8. Sticking to a liberal narrative – a small suggestion on Iain Sharpe’s Eaten By Missionaries blog.
“The single best posting of the week,” says Alex.

9. MPs and buggers on Jonny Wright’s Hug a Hoodie blog.
Because rights are rights. He’s right, y’know…

10. Lessons for an Archbishop in the Rule of Law on Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.
Alex: “The best on the religious controversies,” along with this one by James Graham.

11. Democracy on Patricia Herlihy’s The Ripplestone Review blog.
“The one that says it all marginally more succinctly than me,” observes Alex.

12. Mrs. Flinter and the General Obligation Board
on Don Liberali’s Liberal Mafia blog.
“One that just made me laugh” – which is fair enough, really.

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.


  • Jo – I have weeks like that too. Some weeks I write articles that I like and think might provoke some debate but they are hardly read. Then the ones that I think are fairly dull and inocuous become more controversial than I imagined.

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.

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

  • Jock Coats
    Peter Martin: when the Liberals adopted LVT as a main plank of policy in, I think, 1886, the then British Socialists (less so Marxists) were very much on side w...
  • Joe Bourke
    As Martin Wolf in February this year in the FT The case for a land ...
  • Rose Havant
    I wouldn't dream of linking the entitlement to a state pension to the fact that some people die before they reach their SPA. But since WASPI have sunk to those ...
  • Rose Havant
    I absolutely echo the comment by Rachel Doncaster. I am a woman born in 1954 and I cannot support the WASPI claims as some of them are downright untrue, and it ...
  • william wallace
    Peter Martin: it's not just a quibble. The Boris Johnson 'tilt to the Indo-Pacific', the over-hyping of post-Brexit trade deals with Australia and New Zealand, ...