Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #392

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 392nd 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 (28 September – 4 October, 2014), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed. This is last week’s, being published late because of Conference. This week’s will also be a little late as I’m away this weekend. Seriously, Libereal Democrat conference last weekend, Doctor Who convention this weekend. I know how to live.

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

1. Simon Hughes backs Linda Jack for Lib Dem President by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Possibly not the biggest surprise in the whole world but significant nonetheless.

2. The despair of the Tory moderates by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
They weren’t terribly comfortable after the Tory Conference..

3. Mark Reckless’ defection by Chris Sams on The Ginger Liberal from Medway.
A local view and a look ahead to the by-election.

4. Vacuum cleaners and Lib Dems hit back at Theresa May’s Snoopers’ Charter by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Again, I can’t read this but the title just makes you want to know what this is all about, don’t you?.

5. The 2014 Presidential Race by Gareth Epps on Gareth Epps.
Gareth casts a sceptical eye over the Presidential election and poses questions to the candidates.

6. An unusual mailing from Party HQ to all Liberal Democrat members by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
Mark on the Election Strategy Briefing.

7.  The re-alignment of the right by David Boyle on the Real Blog
And, most importantly, what this means for Liberals..

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 “Together we can..” What? by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
Andrew finds Labour’s new slogan wanting.

9. One Member One Vote: Now Conference has voted, what about the rest of us? by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Is a conference the only way to give members a say in policy?

10. Day 5022: Conference season: Now everyone wants to be the Liberal Democrats by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
Richard’s review of Conference season

11. One Member, One Vote: What I wanted to say at Conference by Jade O’Neil on Misinformed Musings.
Jade has been helping all over the country. This means her own area has fallen under the threshold and she’s missed out on a voting pass. Is that fair?

12. F11: Reforming the welfare system. Sunday 9:25 am by Maelo Manning on libdemchild, aged 15.
Maelo wasn’t at Conference. And we really missed her. But she let us know what she wanted us to do on welfare in eloquent terms

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

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