Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #199

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 199th 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 (5 -11 December, 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 – where the LibDem MPs stand on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
The early indications, days ahead of the vote.

2. Resignation on James Ogley’s blog.
James’ email to Cowley Street.

3. Motion of No-Confidence in Nick Clegg by George Potter on The Potter Blogger.
The text of George’s planned Business Motion to Spring Conference.

4. My letter to Cowley Street by Alex Foster on Niles’s Blog.
Alex hits the party in the pocket.

5. Three posts, three views on tuition fees on Mark Pack’s blog.
Mark rounds up some others’ views.

6. In Praise of the Guardian: Finding strengths in the Lib Dems on Solution Focused Politics.
Why the Guardian supported us, and how we need to do better.

7. Seven councillors resign from Lib Dems on Wera Hobhouse’s blog.
Wera comments on developments in Rochdale.

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. In future, Lib Dem candidates should watch what they sign by Mark Thompson on Mark Reckons.
“Mark Reckon returns with a fantastic post on the whole Student Fees debacle.” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

9. Labour and So-Called Green Party Leaders Both Disgusting Hypocrites – Anyone Surprised? by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“Alex is on fighting form, summing up the party’s dilemma and showing that there are greater villains in the tuition fees drama.” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

10. Did Yooooooo Betray Meeeeeee? by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
“A thoughtful piece on student fees and what’s next.” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

11. An end to pledges by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“Lord Bonkers talks sense on the signing of pledges.” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

12. What Nick Clegg must do next on Chris Davies MEP’s blog.
“Some thoughts on lessons to be learned and how to avoid a repeat of the tuition fees debacle.” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

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

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  • Interesting, though perhaps inevitable, that all the fees stories I can find are anti fees increases. I had been thinking of leaving the party for a long time now because we weren’t being liberal enough. But now it looks like I just have to bide my time and we’ll be the only ones left!

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