Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #400

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 400th 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 (23 -,29 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 silver lining to UKIP’s cloud by Energlyn Churchill on Towards the sound of gunfire.
How the rise in their votes might help the Liberal Democrats.

2. UKIP gains a seat from the SDP by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
It’s Yorkshire, not some weird parallel universe.

3. Turnout massacre! What went wrong with the Lib Dem internal elections? by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Mark looks at the reasons why turout might have halved.

4. Oops! The FE forgot to tell people it had changed the Lib Dem voting system by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A case of poor communications.

5. Hello, here’s a red line and it’s about ministerial posts by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Was Clegg right to single out Farage?

6. What if there are no female Lib Dem MPs left? by Jo Christie-Smith  on Jo Christie-Smith.
A withering, and quite possibly realistic, assessment of how the party would react to such a calamity and of its previous failings.

7. When is 1% not 1%? When it’s 4$ apparently  by Richard Flowrs on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
A closer look at nurse’s pay and the claims made by the unions.

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. We need to talk about willies by Sam Phripp on So Sam Said.
Probably not what you think…

9. So, Farwell then, Tim Farron by Andrew Hickey on Sci-ence! Justice Leak.
An appreciation of our outgoing President

10. Camborne and Redruth Poll by Roisin Miller on Campaigns and Comments .
Someone who knows the area examines tells it like it is

11. Passion, not powerpoint James King on King in Kilburn.
The missing ingredient in our communications.

12. Are e-digs a gateway to smoking?  by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Peter looks at the evidence.

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

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One Comment

  • Well worth reading Roisin Miller’s comment on Liberal Democrats polling only 6% in Camborne and Redruth.

    Reminds me of the song —

    Going up Camborne Hill, coming down
    Going up Camborne Hill, coming down
    The horses stood still;
    The wheels went around;
    Going up Camborne Hill coming down

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