Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #233

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 232nd 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 (31 July — 6th August, 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. What should the Lib Dem priorities be for 2015 and beyond? on Nick Thornsby’s Blog.
a revolution in Britain’s tax system is Nick’s top priority.

2. In Praise of the Daily Telegraph: Finding strengths in Danny Alexander by Matthew Gibson on Solution Focused Politics.
Apparently ‘Norman Tebbit called him “remarkably sound”’. Makes you proud!

3. 18 year old Tory beaten by Lib Dem in by-election attacks police officers by Richard Clare on A Brief History of Liberty.
A warning for us all of the perils of drinking. It can lead to Tory membership card abuse.

4. This is simply the best blog post I have read by anyone, anywhere, all year. Please read it. by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
In praise of Brian Kellett for fisking the Daily Mail’s egregious Liz Jones.

5. Voters forgive errors of the head, but not of the heart: Clegg needs to accept mistakes for the Party to be forgiven by Matthew Gibson on Solution Focused Politics .
Time for Nick to echo JFK?

6. Super Somerset on ALDC’s Elections blog.
News of a great Lib Dem victory in the west country.

7. Scottish Liberal Democrats a “surprisingly effective voice of opposition” – Times on Caron Lindsay’s Caron’s Musings blog.
‘It just shows what a positive impact Willie Rennie and his team are making.’

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. How people view depression by Lisa Harding on Spideyplant Land.
“A very thought-provoking and enlightening post from Spidey, which links to an equally informative and moving post.” (Submitted by paulwalteruk via LibDig.)

9. Why Daniel Radcliffe Is A Liberal by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“What with his great taste in quotes, movies, charities, political parties ‘n’ all.” (Submitted by stephenftall via LibDig.)

10. Ignorance should not be bliss for the commentariat by James Graham on Quaequam Blog!
“Surely a journalist did more research that just look at the first search result in Google…” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig.)

11. Should there be taboo subjects of discussion in the Lib Dems? by Andrew Emmerson on ‘The Yellow Bastard’ blog.
“Andrew makes a very good point about the small number of people within our party who seem to have abandoned true liberalism for the sake of personal point scoring.” (Submitted by lisaharding42 via LibDig.)

12. On being grateful on James Taylor’s Blog.
“A very thoughtful and powerful post from James Taylor.” (Submitted by paulwalteruk via LibDig.)

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

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