Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #88

Welcome to the all-the-eights 88th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (19th-25th October), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

How about starting with the most popular blog-posting, and we work our way down? Here goes…

1. The attempted coup on Elaine Bagshaw head of Liberal Youth on John Dixon’s a radical writes blog.
On no-conning a no-con motion. Ah, the joys of student politics.

2. Give that man a Blue Peter badge on Peter Black AM’s blog.
Ah yes, but can Lembit name all the Celebrity BB contestants?

3. Public Services and ‘the parasitic classes’ – A classic quote ! on Barrie Wood’s resurrected Progressive Politics blog.
The broad church that is the Liberal Democrats.

4. Discontent on Lib Dem benches? on Jock Coat’s Jock’s Place blog.
Sandra Gidley worries publicly the Lib Dems bang on too much about land value tax; Jock’s worry is similar but opposite.

5. Lembit Opik, blogging and Ros Scott on Berrnard Salmon’s The Sound of Gunfire blog.
Yes, the race for Lib Dem party president continues to attract attention.

6. Do we need to look again at targeting Labour seats?? On Darrell Goodliffe’s Moments of Clarity blog.
“We should assess each seat on a case-by-case basis taking into account all factors including our vote and the strengths of the local party and proceed on that basis.” Indeed.

7. Update: Chandila Fernando’s occupation – the mystery deepens by Femme de Resistance on the Forceful and Moderate blog.
Investigating what a party presidential candidate does when not campaigning to become party president.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. And this week, for the first time, we’re using the LibDig widget to select four posts from the past seven days 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 all you have to do is drop me a line at [email protected] (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. Credit crunch: atheism to blame? on Joe Otten’s Extra Bold Blog.
“She’s mad! Mad I tell’s ye.” (submitted by: iain)

9. Obama’s volunteer army – and what we must learn from it on Peter Welch’s Eatern/European blog.
“A long look at what is working for Obama.” (submitted by: peter)

10. Has 42 Days Extended 40 Years Without Abortion? on Stephen Glenn’s LinLithgow Journal.
“Is this DUP pay back time for votes over 42 days detention?” (submitted by: Stephen Glenn)

11. How Labour caused the economic crisis on Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.
“further inflation, interest rate cuts and borrowing cannot stop the recession. They can perhaps delay it, and certainly extend it, but in the long run recession is inevitable. We have Labour to thank.” Let’s hope they get the thanking they deserve at the next election, eh? (Nominated by Julian Harris).

12. The iron laws of internet campaigning on Costigan Quist’s Himmelgarten Café blog.
“This is so true. You’ve got to laugh, or you’ll cry.” (submitted by: jennierigg)

That’s it for this week. Happy blogging.

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