Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #432

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 432nd 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 (20-26 Septmber, 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. Lib Dems still in denial by Dan Falchikov on Living on words alone
Dan reckons we should have taken a different view on Trident.

2. By-Election Report 24th September by  Michael Powell on ALDC .
A few increased vote shares for Lib Dem candidates.

3. Charles Kennedy and the Liberator Songbook by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Setting the record straight and also taking a well-deserved swipe at the “senior Liberal Democrat source” who dissed the Glee Club.

4. In praise of Tom Watson by Nick Tyrone on
For trying to hold the Labour party together in turbulent times.

5. A civil war within the Labour Party by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Labour is tearing itself apart…

6. Liberal Democrat Councillor switches to Labour by Mark Pack  on Mark Pack.
Bet that’ll go down well in leafy Richmond, not the most fertile ground for Corbyn supporters, you might think.

7. What is the future of political parties? by Nick Tyrone on
Nick reports on a fringe meeting from Bournemouth.

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. Thoughts from a newbie’s first conference by Joshua Lachkovic on Joshua Lachkovic.
Highlights and lowlights from Joshua’s time in Bournemouth.

9. The Lib Dems should learn from Jeremy Corbyn, as this boring Conference shows by Daisy Benson in the Independent
Stop talking about electoral reform and rediscover our radical edge says Daisy

10. It shouldn’t happen to a press officer at a party conference etc  by Phil Reilly on Blimey O’Reilly.
Nazi slurs and the Thick of It – and this was even before we were in Government.

11. By-election results and the future by Jenni Hollis on Jenni Hollis.
Jenni may not have won, but her spirited campaign elevated the Lib Dem vote

12. What I did at #ldconf by Jennie Rigg aged 37 1/2  on Nothing is more important than my egomania.
I’m sure it’s nearer 37 3/4, but never mind. And she really did go in the sea. I saw with my own eyes.

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

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  • Eddie Sammon 27th Sep '15 - 11:47pm

    In response to Dan Falchikov’s blog I will say that I think the Lib Dems need to act like a serious party of government no matter how small they are. I don’t think many people want to vote for a party that isn’t very serious.

    According to Ipsos MORI the Lib Dems are seen as the least fit to govern between them, Labour and the Conservatives (although that might be down to party size). The poll ratings are pretty bad and these issues need addressing.

  • Two thirds, maybe

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