Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #230

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 230th 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 (10-16 July, 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. Oakeshott obituary in Economist and a political legacy we must not forget by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
A fascinating tribute to Robert Oakeshott and his work.

2. Lib Dems’ new parlour game: how Nick Clegg could overthrow David Cameron by Richard Clare on A Brief History of Liberty.
Richard quotes the Guardian article.

3. I asked Andrew Neil to take Diane Abbott to task on This Week about her offensive tweet. This is what happened next… by Richard Morris on A View From Ham Common.
Does Diane Abbott MP really have three people to do her Tweeting for her?

4. Twisted by the Telegraph: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Caron agrees with Miriam.

5. Murdoch is worlds biggest welfare claimant by Edis Bevan on MKNE political information.
On an article which Reuters subsequently withdrew.

6. Yep, it’s Ed Miliband unfortunate photo time…. by Richard Morris on A View From Ham Common.
Paper review, Ed?

7. Diane Abbott MP scores huge gaffe on Twitter by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.

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. The inequality of British citizenship – Lets give people their identity back by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
“Spidey points out a very worrying loophole in our citizenship regulations, that leaves some people nationless, despite being born here with one British parent. People enslaved by ignorance, which I make it a noble cause for all Lib Dems to get behind.” (Submitted by Stephen Glenn via LibDig.)

9. My 12 golden rules in a crisis by Olly Grender at the New Statesman.
“Spot on advice from Olly Grender on how to handle a PR storm – hope Rupert Murdoch is reading it!” (Submitted by Richard Morris via LibDig.)

10. Putting my clothes back on – the end of VN by Charlotte Henry on Virtually Naked.
“Charlotte has decided to stop running the Virtually Naked blog. Here’s the last post. Sad news.” (Submitted by Richard Morris via LibDig.)

11. John Pugh’s Garden Party by Mike Booth on Kew Focus.
Pugh’s skewed Kew do.

12. Apology replacement service by Alex Foster on Niles’s Blog.
Alex rails at Railspeak. (Submitted by Alex Foster via email.)

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

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