Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #421

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 421st 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 (-, 2015), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed. There may be one or two from the week before, as the Dozen didn’t appear last week.

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

1. Influential Divine (former Lib Dem PPC) takes a critical look at Farron by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
A look at that recurring God question.

2. ICM show the mountain Labour face in 2020 in a new and novel way by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Who are the people who traditionally voted Labour now backing? Scary reading.

3. New member gains seat off the Tories by ALDC on ALDC’s blog.
Our new Councillor in Richmond has long history of serving her community but has only recently joined the Lib Dems.

4. Another great Liberal Democrat by-election victory in Hampton Wick by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan looks back, and there’s a mention of the great Pat Wainwright, a formidable by-election HQ manager.

5. Turning the Lib Dems inside out and upside down by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Whatever we say next has to have strong intellectual underpinnings, argues David.

6. My favourite Farron endorsement by Dan Falchikov on Living on Words Alone.
This is quite funny.

7. On why I voted the way I did in the Lib Dem Leadership Election by Neil Monnery on The Ramblings of Neil Monnery.
Who did Neil decide to vote for and why?

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. Lib Dem Peerages row – it is, apparently, an outrage by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
Mark reckons that those arguing for proportionality in Lords appointments are not likely to do the same for MPs.

9. Tax credits: Labour’s failed system vs the Tories’ ideological cuts by Jenni Hollis on Jenni Hollis.
Jenni has ideas for reform of the system that would help the poorest

10. Three things I don’t understand about the Lib Dem leadership election by Tim  on Just one more ten pence piece.
Is all that standing around and posing in front of postboxes really necessary?

11. @liberal_reform, can you miss all four corners of a point? by Mark Valladares on The View from Creeting St Peter.
“You do not address a misjudgement by the leadership of a political party by giving that leadership more power.”

12. Day 5295: Making a drachma out of a crisis by Richard Flowers on The Very Fluffy Diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
All we have to do is get Richard in a room with Angela Merkel and Alexis Tsipras and the Greek crisis will be sorted.

And as a bonus, we wish Stephen Glenn a very happy 10th Blogiversary. May he keep entertaining us and making us think for the next decade.

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

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One Comment

  • Richard Underhill 7th Jul '15 - 9:44pm

    “A look at that recurring God question.”
    Does recurring apply to God? or question? or both?

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