Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #442

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 442nd 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 (29 November – 5 December 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. What to make of the by-election result in Oldham West and Royton?  by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
A lot of liquid and glass metaphors

2.  Is there any longer a point to the Liberal Democrats? by Gareth Epps on Liberator’s Blog.
The article that inspired today’s Independent article.

3. Just getting this in ahead of the Oldham by-election on Thursday by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
This would have been funny had it actually happened. In fact, it’s funny anyway.  It has space lizards.

4. Jeremy Thorpe and Des Wilson go shopping by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England .
Back to the 70s.

5. The Labour Party has been here before and it turned out rather well by Mark Pack  on Mark Pack.
Not if you are Jeremy Corbyn though.

6.  Here’s some free advice for UKIP they can take or leave by Nick Tyrone on
Personally, I hope they choose to leave it because it’s quite sensible..

7. Making the right decision on Syria by me on Caron’s Musings .
Stick to the facts and respect each other.

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.  Yes to action, no to airstrikes by Jenni Hollis and Cara Jenkinson on Jenni Hollis.
Jenni and Cara share their view on what’s best for Syria.

9. So, Syria, I’m not really decided what to do but on from the Lib Dem partisan POV... by Jennie Rigg on The Entire Lunatic Fringe.
Jennie isn’t happy with the decision to vote for the airstrikes..

10.  Syria: the agonies of a liberal sceptic are as nothing to those of the Syrian people by Mark Valladares on  Liberal Bureaucracy.
“We owe it to the people of Syria to strive to make things better.”

11. The political tactics of the Tory sh*** by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
Looking at Grant Shapps’ resignation and the Tories’ bullying scandal

12. Could the Labour Party split? by Nick Barlow on What you can get away with.
Post the Syria vote, is the Labour party sustainable as a single organisation?

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

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