Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #377

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our very belated 377th 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 (25-31May, 2014), together with a hand-picked quintet, 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. UK Liberal Democrat Euro mess by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
The reason we are in this mess is we haven’t explained our core values to the voters.

2. Nick Clegg and his straw men appear to have learnt nothing by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
We need some new thinking but there doesn’t seem to be any willingness to pursue that from the Bubble.

3. If changing the leader isn’t the answer, what will the Liberal Democrats change? by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan hasn’t signed the letter, but talks about what might drive him to do so. Are you paying attention, Danny Alexander?

4. It’s not the Lib Dem Leader that’s the problem by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
Our problems are much more serious than that and we need to sort them out.

5. The obvious question about the ICM polls by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
We were all thinking it, but Mark took to Twitter to ask the question.

6. This is looking more like an organised plot by Paul Walter on Liberal Burblings.
Of course we now know that it was, and doesn’t plot rhyme with Shott?.

7. @libdems4change – can we leave them alone, please? by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
Have a debate, but can we please do it pleasantly, says Mark.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. To nominate a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s, all you have to do is drop a line to [email protected]. You can also contact us via Twitter, where we’re @libdemvoice

8. My BBC News election results interview by Kavya Kaushik on Kavya Kaushik.
Kav tells the inside story of how she triumphed over her Labour student opponent.

9. The times they need a-changing  by Stackee on Stackee.
We need to work smarter, says Stace.

10. The Oakeshott and the damage done by Jennie Rigg on The Nightmare World of Cake. And pies and tarts and buns.
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11. Rebuilding our MEP base by Carl Minns on A Liberal View from Hull.
It will involve both ground war and air war change, says Carl.

12. Day 4898: Infinity percent better than expected by Richard Flowers on The very fluffy diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
Richard still agrees with Nick

A wee bonus to compensate for the lateness of the Golden Dozen: Maelo Manning’s view of the #iagreewithNick vs #libdems4change. She argues that we need to remember what we are for: “It’s not about messaging. It’s not about winning where you are strong, it’s about making a real difference to people’s lives.”

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

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  • paul barker 6th Jun '14 - 1:47pm

    Thats 8 of 12 “On” the Anti-Clegg Plot, in whole or part. Lets hope that last week was the peak of this attack of Self-Harm.

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