Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #209

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 209th 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 (13th-19th February, 2011), 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. Parcel Monkey scam by Trevor Oxborrow on Front Window.
Trevor warns of an email scam.

2. new Tory resignation is 9 on the Richter scale by Iain Brodie Brown on Birkdale Focus.
Ructions in Southport.

3. Some questions for Linda Jack (and Richard Grayson)… by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Play hunt the question mark…

4. Iain Dale highlights the Lib Dem plight on Mark Thompson’s Blog.
“Iain seems to recognise that the party needs to differentiate itself from the Tories somehow and yet castigates Lib Dems who try to maintain their distinctiveness,” says Mark.

5. The future is bright, the future is Orange (Book) by Neil Bradbury on Northern Neil.
On the (Orange) wing.

6. Green candidate leaves party over opposition to cuts by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Why, and where, do Greens go?

7. Why the BBC (and others) are wrong by George Potter on The Potter Blogger.
George has a bucket of purple paint for Andrew Neil.

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. What is the only convincing #no2av argument? by Tom King on The World Forgetting, by The World Forgot.
“Excellent synopsis of the weakness of the No2AV camp’s arguments from Tom King based on his recent experience at a hustings event.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig.)

9. Why did I trust David Davis on liberty? on Mark Thompson’s Blog.
“Why votes for prisoners seperates true libertarians from the rest…” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

10. This is the Conservative’s ‘Tuition Fee’ Moment by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common
“2 hospitals have announced job cuts – including doctors and nurses jobs. So much for ‘I’ll cut the deficit – but not the NHS’. David Cameron and the Conservatives are about to find out what it’s like to break a direct, unequivocal pledge…” (Submitted by Richard Morris via LibDig.)

11. Volunteering is NOT working for free by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
“Spidey gives her view on the Big Society and volunteering in general.” (Submitted by cjmillsnun via LibDig.)

12. Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Stephen Fry back fairer votes #yes2av by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“Who’s supporting fairer votes… famous or otherwise!” (Submitted by oneexwidow via LibDig.)

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

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