Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #212

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 212th 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 (6th March – 12th March, 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. It is with great regret that I must resign by Mark Cole on A Life Inside & Outside of Politics.
This week’s resignation click-bait: councillor resigns from the Board of Directors of the Cardigan Chamber of Trade.

2. New research reveals the threat UKIP poses to the Tories and Lib Dems by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan on the new research by the University of Leicester.

3. The only decent Daily Mail article ever by George Potter on The Potter Blogger.
George’s new hero: Dominic Carman. Barnsley Man: notsomuch.

4. David Laws to return to government? on Peter Black AM’s blog.
Peter on this month’s David Laws speculation by the Indy.

5. Why Paddy Ashdown should be in government by Olly Grender at the New Statesman.
“The former Lib Dem leader has the energy of a teenager, but all the wisdom of his 70 years,” writes Olly.

6. It’s not time for panic, It’s time for change by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
Lisa gives Nick Clegg his marching orders.

7. A (partial) apology to the people of Barnsley by George Potter on The Potter Blogger.
George says sorry to “the decent people of Barnsley”.

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

8. Re-visiting Tuition Fees: Peter Mandelson’s Helpful Intervention on Nick Thornsby’s blog.
“Or how Labour wou.ld have doubled tuition fees if it had won the election.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig.)

9. Lib Dems – we need to rethink how we campaign for the London Assembly by Chris Richards at On Liberty Now.
“Time to concentrate on the second vote in London?” (Submitted by Chris Richards via LibDig.)

10. What you can do to influence the Lib Dem narrative by Matthew Gibson on Solution Focused Politics.
“Matthew Gibson points out that the evidence shows that ordinary Lib Dems need to be out and proud to counter the negative media narrative.” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig.)

11. How can we get people to debate with us instead of just shout at us… by Richard Morris on A View From Ham Common.
“I can accept being unpopular; but unless we can get people to engage in debate, how will be ever get them to give us credit where it’s due?” (Submitted by Richard Morris via LibDig.)

12. Why Nick Clegg is right on multiculturalism by Andy Strange on Strange Thoughts.
“Or how the Deputy Prime Minister came to Luton to agree with me.” (Submitted by andyms via LibDig.)

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

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  • Tabman, I’ll have to rebut your posting. If it had been the other way round, I’m sure you would have done so!

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