Top of the Blogs: The (very very late) Lib Dem Golden Dozen #435

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our belated 435th 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 (11-17 October, 2015), together with a hand-picked quintet, you might otherwise have missed. This was written at the time but for some reason while I was on holiday I never got round to posting it.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:
1. By-election report 15th October 2015 by ALDC on ALDC
A mixed bag for the Liberal Democrats

2. By election report, 8th October 2015 by ALDC on ALDC.
Sensational Lib Dem gain and a few near misses.

3. Labour’s right is doomed if they just wait for someone to save them  by Nick Barlow on What they can get away with.
An insight into the culture of the Labour party.

4. This is the only way anyone but the SNP can win in Scotland again by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com .
A scenario that is as gloomy as it is unachievable..

5. Labour at the moment remind me of the Lib Dems 5 years ago but without the government bit by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
We all thought we’d win through in the end, and we didn’t.

6. I think I’ve finally found the silver lining to the Corbyn era by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
He may be a poor leader of the opposition, but he does raise the appalling human rights records of governments we do business with.

7. Labour’s shambles in Liverpool and Westminster by Richard Kemp on But what does Richard Kemp think?
Labour make a pig’s ear of the bid for city region status for Liverpool but the Lib Dems locally are campaigning to beat them.

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. Why I am against positive discrimination by Jennie Rigg on Secure the unlimited rice pudding.
Jennie gives her opinion on the all-women shortlists debate going on in the party at the moment.

9. The politics of beer monopoly and why it matters by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Why liberals should be concerned about another corporate behemoth.

10. Day 5396: Doctor Who Under the Whelm by Richard Flowers on The very fluffy diary of Millennium Dome, Elephant.
It’s been a while since we’ve had Doctor Who on here. Richard is none too impressed with the Before the Flood episode.

11. An Englishman’s home...by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal.
Recommending some extra reading on civil liberties and the Snoopers’ Charter.

12. Please stop with the “I have more followers than you” by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
Louise tells off journalists for being superior.

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

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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