Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #329

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 329th 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 (2-8 June, 2013), 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. Embarrassment for SNP as it looks like they think they’re a one party state by me on Caron’s Musings .
Vote for a replacement SNP councillor indeed. No sense of entitlement there, then…

2. Tonight I am disappointed in Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats.  by Neil Monnery on The Ramblings of Neil Monnery.
Neil feels that the Party should have left action on Mike Hancock until legal action had concluded.

3. UKIP councillor denies claims he offered confidential Tory data to the Labour Party by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
“Another day, another UKIP councillor story.”

4. Northampton Labour Councillor defects to UKIP  by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Or has she?

5. Was the Communications Data Bill just a cover for Prism? by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity .
“a global network of surveillance by states on each others’ citizens?” Sounds scary.

6. Lib Dems are the hardest working British party in Brussels and UKIP the worst by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
Who attends most votes in Brussels?

7. Codename Prism, the XBox One and personal privacy by Rich Clare on A brief history of Liberty .
Gamers beware.

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. Trigger warning: Bulimia and me. BuliMEa by Hannah on Hummus we have a problem.
An emotional and powerful account of a teenage girl’s struggle with Bulimia.

9. On political stereotypes and Doctor Who by Nck Barlow on What you can get away with.
Who’d have thought polling people about Doctor Who would reveal so much about the wildly different social attitudes of different parties’ voters? (Submitted by Alex via email.)

10. Legislating morality – a good cause or an impossible task? by Lee Dargue on Lee Dargue.
Should watching role-play be criminalised? Or is there a difference between fantasy and reality? (Submitted by Alex via email.)

11. There was an article in the Daily Mail and it said something HORRIBLE by Jennie Rigg on Jennie Rigg
Don’t give them the satisfaction of your clicks, says Jennie.

12. Equal marriage: an accidental bystander at an historical moment  by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
How Mark made me go mushy.

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

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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