Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #404

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 404th 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 (21 -27 December, 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. How the Greens will do in the 2015 General Election: a seat by seat prediction by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Not very well, according to Nick, but he hasn’t looked at where they could cause problems for the Liberal Democrats by stopping us from winning or holding seats.

2. If the Labour Party is sincerely targeting Sheffield Hallam, they are acting like morons by Nick Tyrone  on NickTyrone.com.
An entertaining analysis of the Telegraph story.

3. Why I am leaving the Liberal Democrats by Sara Scarlett on Liberal Vision.
Sara resigns after 6  years.

4. UKIP – from the sublime to the ridiculous by Peter Black on Peter Black.
It’s that donkey story which is at least good for a laugh if you haven’t read it already .

5. UKIP candidate: Gay donkey tried to rape my horse by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Complete with picture of really cute and sweet-looking donkey.

6. New support website by Alex Folkes on A Lanson Boy.
An update from Alex and details of how you can help.

7. The Lib Dems are the only thing standing in the way of the Tories getting a majority in 2015 by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Labour are stuffed, so it’s down to us to make sure that we retain things like the Human Rights Act – the media need to realise it.

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. Happy Christmas by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
The words “featuring a snowball fight between 3 Liberal Democrat MPs” might entice you to click that link

9. The cost of the twelve days of Christmas 2014 by Stephen Glenn on Stephen’s Liberal Journal.
Can’t believe someone has actually worked this out.

10. Green on yellow sniping by Alex Marsh on Alex’s Archives.
Dear Natalie Bannett, we are not a right wing party, got it?

11. Little Christmas joy in the Middle East by Jonathan Fryer on Jonathan Fryer.
The outlook is pretty grim at the end of a terrible year.

12. The Eulogy given at Jeremy Thorpe’s Funeral by Maelo Manning on libdemchild, aged 15.
Maelo publishes Steven Atack’s eulogy.

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

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