Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #380

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 380th 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 (-, 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. Simon Titley by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan on his trusted friend who was taken seriously ill last week.

2. How Liberal Democrat local parties have voted on the party’s leadership by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
The up to date situation – with a brilliant admission of “carefully orchestrated conspiracy.”

3. Green Party now using EARS by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
And look what they are saying about it…

4. Peter Kellner: Lib Dems could slump to just 19 MPs in 2015 by Dan Falchikov on Living on Words Alone.
Dan is worried by Kellner’s predictions.

5. Top Ed Miliband adviser joins Liberal Democrats by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Phil Taylor was not impressed at Labour voting with the Tories on mandatory sentencing for carrying a knife.

6. You can prove anything with statistics by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
Richard shows that, despite what the Guardian says, the Liberal Democrats have ensured a much fairer tax system.

7. Mike Hancock: as a supporter I feel let down by Raging Reg on Raging Reg
A member of his local party describes his feelings.

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. The identity and future of the nation by Gavin Hamilton on The View from the Hills.
Thoughtful reflections on the independence referendum.

9. Why I’m considering my membership of the Liberal Democrats by Kavya Kaushik on Kavya Kaushik.
Not easy reading – the experience of a party member who sees a lack of commitment to improving diversity, nonchalance about the racism she’s experienced on the doorsteps and rude and ungrateful treatment of young people who turn up to help campaign.

10. There are some things wrong with sexist and misogynist utterances by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
Louise tackles James Delingpole for his defence of Michael Fabricant.

11. Welfare or well unfair by Gareth Epps on Gareth Epps.
Labour’s new policy is awful but Liberal Democrats need to get our now house in order on welfare, says Gareth

12. Liberal Mondays #8 Doctor Who – the Green Death #libdemvalues by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty.
“Everyone’s best is different.” Alex explains how a 1973 Doctor Who stories shows the inherent dangers of power and how it can restrict freedom.

And as your bonus this week, added in really late as I’ve just seen it, Sarah Brown’s speech to the London Dykemarch yesterday.

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

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