Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #441

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 441st 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 (22-28 November, 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. ALDC By-Eletion Report 26 November 2016 by ALDC on ALDC.
Not the best lot of Lib Dem by-election results you’ve ever seen, sadly.

2. Jeremy Corbyn alone on the opposition front bench by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Ooh, perhaps there might be something wrong in the Labour Party, do you think?

3. Why did the Conservatives tolerate Mark Clarke for so long? by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
The answer is quite shocking and very reckless if true.

4. A tale of two by-elections by Neil Fawcett on ALDC.
Ace campaigner Neil writes about two very different campaigns.

5. Corbyn isolated on Labour’s front bench by Peter Black on Peter Black.
It’s just crying out for a “Why Jeremy is sad” meme, isn’t it?

6. Phil Woolas’s disgraced agent now UKIP chairman in Oldham by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Really strange that they allowed that to happen..

7. The 56, er the 55, er the 54 by Dawud Islam on LibDemHame.
The SNP’s diminishing band….

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. Lib Dem misconceptions: The Alliance Parties by Andrew Hickey on Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
Worth reading for the  brilliant description of the Orange Book as well as everything else!  (Submitted by Holly via Twitter.)

9. How to survive without Twitter (SPOILER: Pretty easily by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
Louise goes Twitter cold turkey and likes it.

10.  When you are counting the older generation and are counting the years till you turn into them by Jennie Rigg on The Entire Lunatic Fringe.
This made me laugh so hard. If only because I sit on a committee with one of the people she mentions (who is a legend), but it’s worth a read because it highlights how we sometimes treat each other, not in a good way.

11. Can accountability bridge devolution’s gap between identity and practicality? by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Now this might be interesting applied to Scotland, too.

12. Trans elected officials report released  by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
Comes with a statistic that is worth memorising cos you might need it sometime to encourage someone to stand.

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

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