Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #240

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 240th 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 (18-24 September, 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. I’ve been a fool LibDem Voice and I’m sorry by Lisa Harding on Welcome to Spiderplant Land.
So, so sorry for your loss, Lisa.

2. My complaint to the BBC about Miriam Gonzalez Durantez by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
Gosh, is it really still the 1950s?

3. Who could be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats? by Richard Clare on A Brief History of Liberty.
Rich studies the form (then puts it away until 2015).

4. The speech of a tired man by Tom King on The World Forgetting, by the World Forgot.
Was I at a different speech?

5. The tragic case of Margaret Moran by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
On the trial of the former MP.

6. Latest Ipsos-Mori Poll does not make good reading for the Lib Dems by Neil Monnery on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
…but Neil is optimistic.

7. Charles Kennedy by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
Charles Kennedy reviews the political year of Nick Clegg.

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. Seek, locate, triangulate: The hypocrisy of Ed Miliband by Sara Bedford on Always win when you’re singing.
“In a too rare post, Sara takes a coach & horses through Ed Miliband’s tuition fees policy.” (Submitted by caron via LibDig.)

9. Civil Rights at Lib Dem Conference #ldconf by Kelly-Marie Blundell on Political Parry.
“Reporting on fearmongering around #ldconf.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig.)

10. A New Purpose for Politics? Is It Bollocks (#LibDemValues 2.1) by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“Alex reduces the National Institute of, or possible for, Wellbeing to rubble: “It sounds like we’re becoming the political wing of Waitrose.”” (Submitted by Alix via LibDig.)

11. University funding: LibDems are trying to benefit lower earning households. Labour are trying to benefit the upper middle earning households by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
“Paul Walter compares Labour and Lib Dem priorities” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig.)

12. People should not go to jail for unfurling a banner! by Caron Lindsay on Caron’s Musings.
“I’m proud to be in a party where people complain that people who disagree with us aren’t being allowed to have their say.” (Submitted by GeorgeWPotter via LibDig.)

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

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  • paul barker 26th Sep '11 - 9:38pm

    On the “unfurling a banner case”. As I understand it The Police objected because of the sloppy & irresponsible way they claim the unfurling was done, putting drivers on the road bebeath in danger. Combine that with a previous conviction connected with Direct Action & the case for asking that Bail be refused seems quite reasonable.

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