Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #429

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 429th 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 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. 8 points about the Lib Dem honours and one member I’m ashamed to be associated with by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
So who did blab to the Spectator?

2. What defeated Lib Dems MPs are doing by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
A lot of new consultancies out there.

3. The Sun names some of the new Lib Dem peers by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
And they didn’t do as well as our Paul Walter.

4. On Jeremy Corbyn and the possibility of women only carriages by Neil Monnery on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
Neil is not impressed by the idea.

5. Those new Liberal Democrat peers in full by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan has the list.

6. Do you support the proposed changes to the role of Lib Dem Deputy Leader? by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A snap poll.

7. Will Corbyn ultimately destroy the far left as many believe? Maybe, maybe not by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
Raising the possibility of Corbyn the Blairite.

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. Victim vs Vulnerable: A mediation on Jamie Bartlett’s piece about feelings by Louise Ankers on From one of the Jilted Generation.
On feelings and dealing with negative events in life.

9. Douglas Adams vs Corbynomics by Alex Wilcock  on Love and Liberty.
One of these articles that would be hilarious if it wasn’t so true.

10. What do we mean when we say I am a Liberal Democrat? by Stephen Tall  on Stephen Tall.
Stephen’s contribution to the Agenda 2020 series.

11. Changing behaviour by Alex Marsh on Alex’s Archives.
How do we persuade people to change their behaviour? Is it ethical? Are there other things we should consider?

12. 10 years in the UK by Olga Invannikova on Olga Ivannikova’s Blog.
Congratulations to Olga as she reflects on a decade here.

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

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