Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #354

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our belated 354th 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 (17-23 November, 2013), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox — just click here — ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Liberal Democrats alive and well in Kirklees by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal.
Good news from up north.

2. The National Liberal Party was not what Nick Boles thinks it was by Mark Mills on Matter of Facts.
Not an appetising prospect for liberals, says Mark.

3. On the Lib Dems’ parliamentary candidates’ panel by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace.
Jonathan announces his comeback after a decade.

4. Lordy, Nick’s still not super popular though it seems TfL has now had a change of heart by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
A very rude message on Westminster tube station.

5. Nick Bowles wants MPs to join a National Liberal Party. Who could he mean? (now with update) by Richard Morris on A View from Ham Common.
But Jeremy Browne is staying with us, apparently.

6. My membership of the Liberal Democrats on Mira’s Picture.
We have her vote but not her membership after Nick Clegg’s comments about the Roma.

7. New left wing splinter group emerges by Charlotte Henry on Digital Politico.
You couldn’t make it up, says Charlotte.

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. Teacher being told to be less Cumbrian story is not true by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
The truth behind the taboid hysteria.

9. Meet the new chair elect of Calderdale Liberal Democrats  by Jennie Rigg on I see them. Don’t you see them? That’s odd. Hmmm .
Jennie joins the Establishment. Really, she does.

10. Millennium’s Doctor Who 50th anniversary top trunks #38 The Doctor by Richard Flowers on The very fluffy diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
There are loads of these, but the one I have chosen is the one with my Doctor.

11. The Bank of Our Friends in the North by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Some thoughts from David on the Co-op’s problems

12. The Flowers “scandal” is just moralising nonsense  by Jae Kay on Freedom is not the problem.
Jae cuts through the outrage..

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

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