Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #334

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 334th 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 (7-13 July, 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. Farewell, Comrade Grayson by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico
I may have read this wrong, and am willing to be corrected, but I don’t think she’s that sad to see him go.

2. Why Richard Grayson got it wrong  by David Boyle on The Real Blog .
David, on the other hand, is sad, but says that Grayson’s conservatism is the problem, not liberalism.

3. Losing my trust in the Lib Dems by Reg Yeates on …and one more thing!
Reg is rocked by things Shirley Williams has recently been saying.

4. Gove and Speaker put Lib Dem Bob Russell in his place over holocaust comments by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
Charlotte on a Commons confrontation.

5. A statement about my membership of the Liberal Democrats by Sam Phripp on So Sam Said
A short training session on how to make a resignation statement.

6. The graph that persuaded me that IPSA might have a point on MPs’ Pay by Stephen Tall on The Collected Stephen Tall

Stephen looks at historical trends.

7. Everyone in Shepway has a tear in their eye  by Tim Prater on Tim Prater.
But, worry not, all is not as it seems.

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] Again this week, I’ve had much help from the lovely Alex Wilcock.

8. On Sunday 30 June, my membership of the Liberal Democrats was up for renewal by Iain Donaldson on donaldsonic.
What would Iain decide to do? He gives lots of detailed reasons for his decision. (Submitted by Dave via LibDig.)

9. On 2015 and repeats  by Gareth Epps on Gareth Epps.
“What decisions made by the Coalition will the Liberal Democrats in 2015 be pledging to reverse? The question should be one for everyone, his answers probably less so. (AW)

10. Why I’m still here by Tim Holyoake on Just another ten pence piece.
“Tim reviews his beliefs and why he’s remained am ember for the last quarter of a century (and counts his chickens long after they have hatched” (AW)

11. On Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson by Jennie Rigg on Jennie Rigg .
Jennie has some home truths for Saatchi after his divorce announcement.

12. Cllr Press claims “no censorship” motion will undermine Labour Group by James Baker on Cllr James Baker.
“James has been opposing Hebden Royd Town Council’s decision to ban the local Burlesque Festival from their venue; thie Labour Councillor behind the decision is now begging for censorship less for moral reasons than to protect the Labour Party” (AW)

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

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