Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #239

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 239th 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 (11-17 September, 2011), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox — just click here — ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Prediction – Boundary changes won’t happen by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
But “tinkering at the edges” might, says Alex.

2. Under the new boundary changes, we would have won 10 fewer seats last year. by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Commmon.
But ‘a principle isn’t a principle until it costs you money’, says Richard.

3. Lib Dems hold Surbiton Hill by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Congratulations to Councillor John Ayles and team.

4. OK, now I have simply had enough by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
Lisa sets Nadine straight.

5. an abuse of power, the action of a bully……Chris Davis on Lab leader of Merseytravel by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
Chris Davies MEP’s speech in the European Parliament.

6. Willie Rennie is not whimpering in a cupboard – Brian Taylor by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Willie Rennie’s latest accolade.

7. Boundary proposals automatically reduce proportion of English LibDem MPs by one seventh by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
A look at Duncan Stott’s latest infographic.

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. Who’s Getting Their Way On Spending Cuts? by Duncan Stott on Split Horizons.
“Another one of Duncan’s pictures saying a thousand words. This examines manifesto spending cut plans with the Comprehensive Spending Review.” (Submitted by andrewfk via LibDig.)

9. More brilliant ideas from the Lib Dems by George W Potter on The Potter Blogger.
“George highlights how our party’s ideas are relevant at a challenging time for the country.” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

10. The joke that is the LibDem Blog of the Year awards by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
“As an attendee of the BOTYs and not nominated myself for any category i have to agree with every word spidey wrote.” (Submitted by cjmillsnun via LibDig.)

11. Osborne cocaine allegations highlight political hypocrisy on drugs by Mark Thompson on Mark Thompson’s Blog.
“Mark says Osborne should resign – but not for the reason you might think….” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig.)

12. “Miriam Clegg is a force to be reckoned with” by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“Caron perfectly expresses the GAH! we’re all thinking.” (Submitted by Alix via LibDig.)

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

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One Comment

  • Dear Helen

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    We are suffering from the lack of income in this country and we do not have a main driver.

    I am interested to know if we should not license Carbon Capture methods and advantages to other countries around the world, it develops a great deal of revenue, and GB owned methods and solutions can be a major profitable item for our country.

    Carbon Capture methods are not being installed in any great number around the World, and should be.

    The liquid carbon extracted from industrial plant, such as manufacturing, power stations ect, is normally planned to be dumped with no further use, and this would be wrong.
    Liquid carbon is valuable with many uses there is a vast revenue to be gained.

    Could I be contacted so I could sent you a business plan on all this.

    I will be instigating Carbon Capture with investment companies very soon, but the prime benefit could be the UK economy .

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    This just make a vital change to our future.

    Kindest Regards

    Les Osborn

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