Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #196

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 196th 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 (14th -20th 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. Tuition fees: how many Lib Dem MPs will rebel? on Tim Starkey’s blog.
Some MPs have not yet declared.

2. Woolas: Has the world gone mad, or is it me? on Richard Baum’s blog.
Why are Labour MPs standing by their man?

3. Former Tory MP on Conservative Home: ‘The Conservative party is dying on its feet’ – ‘Liberal Democrat members have many more rights than Conservative ones’ on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
Paul plays “Hunt the constitution.”

4. Those 15 new Liberal Democrat peers in full on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
Which of your peers have been made Peers?

5. The Negative Narrative on Jazz Hands Serious Business.
This post appears in the Dozen for a second week.

6. All it took was one single line on the Guardian website… on Lisa Harding’s Spiderplant Land.
Who stands to lose with changes to the legal aid system?

7. Several hundred turn up to celebrate Liberal by election victory by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
Some parallels from history.

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. Guardian gets it wrong again – Federal Party Election results are not some great rebellion by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“They’re Liberal Democrat elections. We elect popular Lib Dems. Caron has to spell it out for the Guardian.” (Submitted by helenduffett via LibDig.)

9. Equalities on Lynne Featherstone’s blog.
How and why Lynne got sacked from her first job. (Submitted by markpack via LibDig.)

10. Where’s Woolas? on Nick Thornsby’s blog.
Answer: not on Oldham Labour’s first by-election leaflet. Nick Thornsby points out that Labour’s campaign is being left in limbo because Woolas’ judicial review shenanigans leave them unwilling to select a candidate. (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig.)

11. Nick Clegg’s video in support of #AntiBullyingWeek by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Caron enthuses about Nick Clegg and his decision to speak out against bullying. (Submitted by khkruz via LibDig.)

12. ‘How to lose friends and alienate people’ – starring Aaron Porter and the NUS by Charlotte Henry on Virtually Naked.
Starring Aaron Porter and the NUS. (Submitted by cjw500 via LibDig.)

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

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One Comment

  • carl phillips 23rd Nov '10 - 2:23pm

    I think you will find that between the 14th and 20th of November the topic which attracted most comments on Lynne Featherstone’s blog site continued to be higher education, not equalities. In all the higher education topic has attracted approximately 100+ comments. Sadly, Lynne has shown no continued interest in this matter – well, not to the extent of responding to comments or telling her constituents where she now stands on this issue.

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