Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #177

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 176th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4th – 10th July, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox – just click here – ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. What would the constituency boundaries look like with 600 MPs? on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England.
Jonathan has the answer. Or, rather, UK Polling Report does.

2. Leaving the Party? PLEASE, DON’T DO IT!!! on Linda Jack’s Lindylooz Muze.
A coalition-sceptic’s plea for unity (in order to save the coalition-philes from themselves).

3. The state of the LibDems and the coalition – two diametrically opposed views on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
Two leaders, one local the other national: two very different takes on the coalition.

4. Well done Nick Clegg! The 55% row is defused by a little finesse on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
And exposes Labour’s partisan hyperbole in the process.

5. 26 councillors lose their seats following unitary decision on ALDC’s blog.

6. God I Hate New Labour on Craig Murray’s blog.
No, the Almighty has not come out against them – but Craig’s been reading Yvette Cooper.

7. Good things happening in Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats on Mark Pack’s blog.
Wowed by Felicia Taiwo (who, alas, didn’t win the by-election – but at least the BNP didn’t either).

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. These are normally chosen using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members, the site where you can highlight blog-posts you want to share with your fellow Lib Dems. Remember, though, you’re still more than welcome to nominate for the Golden Dozen a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail … all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected]

8. Is Gove A Liability?
on The Futility Monster’s blog.
‘I have watched Michael Gove and his obsession with “free” schools for many years now and have been a little discomfited by just how infatuated he is with his dream.’

9. Two months after the election – my thoughts on the coalition on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons.
‘In the end I am a political realist. The deal we struck was the only politically viable one and I think we actually got a good deal all things considered.’

10. Where’s our voice when the Tories are wrong? on Richard Baum’s blog.
“Richard raises a very pertinent question regarding how we Lib Dems maintain our distinctive identity whilst being part of a Tory dominated coalition. He thinks so far there is too much of a united front.” (Submitted by mark.thompson via LibDig).

11. The Street Called Straight on burkesworks’ The Bureau of Sabotage.
“Eric Pickles and the Daily Express get a right royal Rodgering.” (Submitted by burkesworks via LibDig).

12. What Jacob Rees-Mogg did next on Peter Black AM’s blog.
An answer to the question no-one’s been asking.

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading.

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.

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 ...?


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarMichael 1 16th Jul - 11:25pm
    @david raw It's the truth that UC was not implemented (or virtually not at all) under the coalition and indeed most of those that went...
  • User AvatarMichael Sammon 16th Jul - 11:22pm
    It was alright. I like Iain and he does speak well of us at times. He is one of the more liberal conservatives and gives...
  • User AvatarMichael Sammon 16th Jul - 11:18pm
    Yes this sounds good. I am pro school uniforms as well by the way. I used to dread non uniform days as a child as...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 16th Jul - 10:30pm
    Actually not really the case @Paul Barker. The key is to look at polls conducted by the same company. They are almost equally divided between...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 16th Jul - 10:29pm
    @ Michael, Possibly you're right in saying there will only need to be a small pool of reserve labour. Maybe 2%. Perhaps 3%. Could be...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 16th Jul - 10:24pm
    Is our party really 'dominated by a variety of competing and incoherent personal interests', Jayne? (though I am glad of your personal approval, thank you!)....