Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #428

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 428th 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 August, 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. Why a Corbyn win would be bad news for the progressive left and for the Liberal Democrats by Paul Rainger on Mark Pack.
Paul says that another 3 decades of a bland political agenda is not going to be good for us or the planet.

2. Confessions of a Labour entryist: how I’m voting in the Labour leadership election by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
What will Stephen do with his ballot paper, apart from flaunt it on the BBC News?

3. Tory Brecon and Radnorshire Assembly candidate in trouble already by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Clouds over Kirsty Williams’ opponent.

4. Someone tried to warn Nick Clegg that his strategy would not work by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Not what you expect.

5. Five consequences of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
It wouldn’t be a good thing for us.

6. I am a social conservative by Andrew Brown on The Widow’s World.
But the essence of liberalism is that he doesn’t expect everyone else to be.

7. Why I still don’t think Corbyn will win (and why I may be talking rubbish) by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
Like me, Stephen doesn’t think Labour will elect its most left wing leader in 30 years.

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. Clean up Wood Green by Jenni Hollis on Jenni Hollis.
The Labour council has been a bit, well, rubbish.

9. OMOV for Lib Dem Conference and the problems I have with it by Jennie Rigg on Nothing is more important than my egomania.
Jennie previews one of the big decisions coming up at Conference. (Submitted by Alisdair via Twitter.)

10. Do we need women’s media? by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
Louise returns from maternity leave with a look at “women’s media.”

11. JC is not for me by Tim Oliver on The Bun and Only.
Tim does not share Jeremy Corbyn’s view of the world (submitted by Alisdair via Twitter).

12. I don’t envy Kezia Dugdale her new job but...by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
Mark welcomes Kezia Dugdale.

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

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