Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #381

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our xxxth 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. The new Lib Dem Summer campaign is an admission of failure by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone.
Dan finds little to set the heather on fire.

2. The Ashcroft Marginal Seats Poll – both better and worse than the headlines say by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
We need to be out-campaigning the Tories in more places, says Mark.

3. Yes, Labour gets Cllr John Worrow, where next? by Big News Margate.
A Thanet Councillor defects from Conservative to Labour.

4. Rebekah Brooks, David Cameron and the Chipping Norton set by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Interesting observation which suggests that the Cotswolds town is being unfairly maligned.

5. How different Christian denominations see each other by Mark Mills on Matter of Facts blog.
Mark shares a pictorial representation of the intra-Christian divides.

6. Those poor, over-sensitive MPs by Peter Black on Peter Black.
I wish I could read this, but, as ever, my computer won’t let me. Perhaps someone could put a summary in the comments…

7.  UKIP: Not all bad? by Michael Gradwell on Politics for Novices.
Because of the kick up the backside they give other councillors…

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. Mums in politics by Alice Parker on University with a baby.

Great new blog from a Lib Dem student at Aberystwyth University. This post is a good look at the barriers facing mums in politics

9. Liberator 366 is out – and an unhealthy row emerges by Gareth Epps on Liberator’s Blog.

Apparently, there’s trouble in the Public Services Working Group

10. On Lib Dem Fightback by Carl Minns on A liberal view from Hull.
Carl rejects the notion of the circular firing squad and says he’s going to be fighting the other parties in the months ahead.

11. Where we work we win by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
It’s a bit judgemental for something that’s supposed to be a campaign motivator, says Louise. Does anyone know where it came from?

12. The closing of borders and minds by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
Disturbing news from Russia.

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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  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 29th Jun '14 - 7:59pm

    Sounds really interesting. Wish I could read it. None of my equipments will get on either Peter’s blog or the Liberator one which is really weird.

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