Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #399

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 399th 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 (16-22 November, 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 truth about why I resigned and the claims made against me by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of justice or fairness about the action of Cornwall’s Chief Executive.

2. My resignation from the Liberal Democrats by Charlotte Henry on Charlotte Henry.
Charlotte has had enough and explains why she is leaving the party.

3. What’s happening in Cornwall looks like a political scandal that should be all over the national media by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Mark tells Cornwall’s Chief Executive: Put up or shut up.

4. Another by-election, another dreadful result by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
Anderw’s take on the Rochester and Strood result.

5. The awkward moment Myleene Klass owned Ed Miliband by Charlotte Henry on Charlotte Henry.
When Ed, leader of a party that’s supposed to represent workers, couldn’t defend a perfectly reasonable policy of taxing the rich.

6. 6 ways to spot a defector to/from the Liberal Democrats by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
You might be surprised at some things on this list I was.

7. The Lib Dems’ performance in Rochester and Strood doesn’t mean what the media think it does by Nick Tyrone on Nick
Nick’s right, but I think he needs to look wider than Westminster.

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.Not ready for rehabilitation by Jo Christie-Smith on Jo Christie-Smith.
Why this particular rapist should not yet be considered for a high profile public role.

9. In Defence of Myleene Klass by Sam Phripp on So Sam Said.
Sam on what happens on the internet when women express an opinion.

10. In praise of Ed Davey by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
An appreciation of a minister who’s been prescient, tenacious and has delivered in government.

11. Mark Reckless clearly didn’t get the memo. It clearly can be racist and stupid to talk about immigration by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
Don’t expect an easy ride, says Mark, if you want to promote arguments devoid of fact.

12. Inclusion in football: fans must demand better of the FA by Edward Lord on Edward Lord.
People who make homophobic, misogynist or racist comments, at whatever level of the game, must have action taken against them, says Edward.

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

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