Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #348

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our very belated 348th 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 (6-12 October, 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. Three quick thoughts on the Lib Dem reshuffle by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Good for votes, civil liberties and diversity.

2. Capn Clegg replacing diplomats with warriors by Richard Flowers on The Very Secret Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
Richard sees a potential new role for Mr Moore.

3. Why Norman Baker’s addition to the Home Office may be the best news of 2013 by Rich Clare on A Brief History of Liberty.
A post where Norman really fits the bill.

4. Michael Moore axed as Scottish Secretary by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
Andrew is sad to see Moore go.

5. Susan Kramer should have become Equalities Minister by Lester Holloway on Lester Holloway.
Lester says Susan is best placed to work across all strands of equality.

6. David Heath and Jeremy Browne were victims of an earlier reshuffle by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Both were given impossible jobs last year, argues Jonathan.

7. By-Election night 9 by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Dan spots the excitement of a by-election in Govan.

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. After 18 years my dad is hanging up his hat and calling it a day on Priddy is as Priddy does.
A lovely tribute to David Heath by his daughter

9. Royal Mail privatisation opposition flow chart by Mark Thompson on Mark Thompson’s Blog.
Whichever way you look at it, it’s just bad….

10. 38 Degrees once again hit the wrong target by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
Who needs facts when you can get clicks?

11. Top secret campaign strategy – don’t show your Tory mates  by Rebecca Louise Tidy on Total Polichic.
Actually, there’s not much secret about campaigning..

12. The Page 3 girl, me and Ming by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
I love this story. Imagine my rage as I read it, and I can just imagine Ming reacting in exactly the way he did. Kind of heartwarming.

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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