Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #343

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 343rd 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 (1-7 September, 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. UKIP admits forged signatures as Police end Nigel Kennedy investigation by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Updates on two electoral law stories from Mark

2. Councils selling electoral registers. The truth is not what the Daily Mail would have you believe by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy .
Accuracy issues? The Daily Mail? Never…

3. Why do we have so many cock ups? by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Is this Government making any more mistakes than its predecessors, and if so, why?

4. Welcome Cllr Steve Knightley, new Councillor for Wadebridge East by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
Celebrating a by-election win.

5. Why is Team Clegg spinning against Vince Cable? by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England .
And in The Sun, too.

6. Council by-election night 4 by Dan Falchikov on Living on Words Alone.
A bumper crop of by-elections.

7. Maajid Nawaz: a tortured jihadist blossoms into Clegg’s darling by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A summary of a Sunday Times profile of our candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.

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. Russia: a large country that nobody likes by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs .
Cicero lets the Russians have it in return for their rudeness.

9. Bill Walker MSP resigns by Andrew Page  on A Scottish Liberal .
Observations on the departure of a convicted domestic abuser.

10. The UK, not Scotland, needs a new Claim of Right by Nicola Prigg on Nic Prigg’s Blog .
Will we ever get round to a proper UK constitutional settlement?

11. In which I highlight my highlights by Jennie Rigg on The stony croutons do not agree with her.
Jennie celebrates a year of posts.

12. Millennium the Bridesmaid by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant .
Some happy news for Millennium and his Daddies.

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

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