Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #389

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 389th 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 (31 August – 6 September, 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. A dog that isn’t barking: Connect by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
None of the Presidential candidates are talking about it. Why, asks Mark.

2. Simon Titley has passed away  by Gareth Epps on Liberator’s Blog.
Memories of  a Liberator stalwart from Gareth and Mark Smulian.

3. Would a Miliband victory be good for the Lib Dems? by Matthew Green on Thinking Liberal.
He’s bound to disappoint, says Matthew, so Lib Dems could benefit.

4. Former Lib Dem candidate to fight Rutland and Melton for Labour  by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
News of a switching of sides in the East Midlands.

5. Simon Titley  by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“As far as Liberator ever had an ideological centre, Simon provided it.”

6. Carswell and the prospect of thoughtful UKIP by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Carswell isn’t your normal UKIP type. David is in no doubt how the Liberal Democrats should respond:

For the Lib Dems to be a good deal more angry themselves, a good deal less safe and to remember the urgent job that needs doing: to renew democracy now that it is so seriously under threat from the two ends of the spectrum – medieval terrorists and technocratic corporate power..

7. When what you see makes people uncomfortable by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
I’m going to go with the easy line and say David’s away with the fairies – but read the last paragraph. That’s what it’s all about.

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.#TransStonewall The Meeting  by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
Stonewall is starting to think how it might add the T to L, G and B. Zoe reports on its initial deliberations.

9. Against primaries by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
There’s another solution to improving democracy and Lib Dems have been in favour of it for a long time.

10. Why the 44% poll lead for UKIP in Clacton is bogus by Nick Tyrone on Nick Tyrone..
Nick has inside information about polling which puts it all on a knife edge.

11. Liberal Hero of the Week#74: The Independent Front Page by Stephen Tall on Centre Forum Blog
The Indy shows the way in terms of sensitive reporting that doesn’t give the terrorists the publicity they crave, says Stephen

12.A simple test for the latest round of anti terror laws  by Carl Minns on Liberal Thoughts from Hull.
Inspiration from Elizabeth I

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

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