Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #424

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 424th 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 (19-25 July, 2015), 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. Rumours of new Lib Dem peers circulate  on libdemfuture.
Who might be ennobled in the Dissolution Honours?

2. Big win for the Lib Dems in Long Ditton ward on libdemfuture.
A big swing to the party.

3. James Graham rejoins the Liberal Democrats by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Massive rejoicing as the guy Alex Wilcock once called the Lib Dems’ “tactical nuclear b******d returns.

4. Ben Rich appointed Tim Farron’s interim chief of staff by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Farron appoints his campaign director as Chief of Staff.

5. Tribalism, Tim Farron and what Richard Grayson doesn’t say on underthewesternfreeway.
Maybe Richard’s time would be better spent encouraging Labour to work with us rather than slating Tim Farron.

6. Bye bye, Lib Dems by Jae Kay on A liberal in deepest, darkest Kent.
Sad news.

7.  Labour leadership poll shock by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
I think the word is Clickbait…

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. Welcome to coalition, comrade by Phil Reilly on Blimey O’Reilly.
An encounter with a Tory deep in the Westminster Bubble.

9. On Corbyn: it seems the right win press have learned nothing from what happened with the SNP by Jennie Rigg on Nothing is more important than my egomania.
The more the press slagged off the SNP, the more people voted for them, says Jennie. Maybe Corbyn’ll be the same.

10. Twitter reacts to one Labour MP’s Welfare Bill abstention by Jenni Hollis on Jenni Hollis.
Voters’ remorse in Hornsey and Wood Green…

11. A most peculiar council meeting in Liverpool by Richard Kemp on But what does Richard Kemp think?
Richard gets a motion passed in Council.

12. The @timfarron saga rolls on then. This post in answer to an anon comment by Jennie Rigg on Nothing is more important than my egomania .
Harsh words for lager drinkers, but a masterclass in liberalism. (Submitted by very many people.)

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

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  • Wow. Two posts in one golden dozen? Thank you

  • Unfortunately I find it difficult to disagree with Jae Kay. Though I don’t really want to follow it through to the same conclusions.

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