Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #194

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 194th 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 (31st October — 6th November, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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

1. Lib Dem by-election results continue encouraging into October by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
A detailed analysis from Iain and colleague Simon Shaw.

2. Why even Labour supporters should be (and are) applauding Woolas losing his seat on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger.
“Many ordinary Labour voters have found the campaigning from Labour in Oldaham to be distasteful and counter productive.”

3. Bob Russell MP is hereby elevated to the Liberal Burblings Sainthood on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
Unhinged? I smell a Mail tale…

4. Decision Day beckons for Phil Woolas on Chris Davies MEP’s blog.
Chris looks back at his experience of campaigning against Phil Woolas in Littleborough and Saddleworth, and forward to the High Court verdict.

5. Has Stephen Fry been taking lessons from Jan Moir? by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
On Stephen Fry’s comments about female sexuality, which he has since said that Attitude magazine misreported.

6. Should Luciana Berger MP stayed on air with Kelvin MacKenzie? on Andrew Reeves’ Running Blog.
Given MacKenzie’s remarks after Hillsborough, “has enough water flowed under the bridge for the good scousers of Liverpool to forget what Kelvin MacKenzie said following that tragic day?”

7. Tuition Fees: would the Coalition hang on in the East of England? by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
Just about…

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. Tuition Fees – An open letter from the Liberal Democrat grassroots by Chris Mills on Liberal Ramblings from Petersfield.
“Here is reproduced Vince Cable’s copy of a letter sent to every Lib Dem MP and signed by 135 ordinary members.” (Submitted by cjmillsnun via LibDig.)

9. Bob Russell slams door damage claims on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England.
“I only wish I could take a door off its hinges at my age. It really is laughable,” Bob Russell tells the Colchester Daily Gazette.

10. The last Liberal MP to be ejected for corrupt practices by Iain Sharpe on Eaten By Missionaries.
The importance of a good agent, as C.F.G. Masterman discovered in 1911.

11. Barack Obama is a racist, or something…. by Charlotte Henry on Virtually Naked.
John Stewart points out the difference between a bus and a car.

12. Votes for prisoners on Lorna Spenceley’s blog.
“The question, therefore, is not whether prisoners have rights, but which rights they should have,” says Lorna.

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

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