Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #461

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our xxxth 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 (12-19 June, 2016), 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. Clement Freud exposed as child abuser by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Grim reading – and the documentary mentioned was stomach turning to watch..

2. The bleak view of post-Brexit Britain I put forward is starting to look positive by Nick Tyrone on nicktyrone.com.
The Leave campaign is divided on what it wants to happen in the event of Brexit and that will only add to the confusion.

3. The first by-election opinion poll got it right while the pundits got it wrong by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A trip back in time – 78 years to be precise.

4. Getting to grips with the mystery of Southern Railways by David Boyle  on The Real Blog.
David becomes a commuters’ champion after complaining in a post about the rail company.

5. The murder of Jo Cox: I want my country back by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan speaks for many of us, appalled at what had happened.

6. On guns and murder by Dan Falchikov on Living on Words Alone.
Dan has a sobering comparison with the USA.

7.  What will suspended campaigning mean for the EU Referendum result? by Nick Tyrone on nichtyrone.com.
Nick analyses the latest state of play.

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. How to make history historical by Maria Pretzler on Working Memories .
Might people think in 100 years that the Brexit Flotilla was actually a proper river Battle?

9. “Don’t politicise this – a stream of consciousness by Jennie Rigg on Wells, Saxton, Countess.
An analysis of what the press are saying and not saying about Jo Cox’s murder.

10.  Politicising things by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
Similar to #9 and just as hard hitting.

11. Not so different by Jubal Barca on Thoughts of Progress.
A story of two students

12. My view and my part in the EU Referendum by Rob Stickland on Rob’s view from the sidelines.
Complete with Orwellian references…

And as your bonus this week, because we haven’t had a post from Alex in a while, listen to what he has to say about the events of this week: Britain is better than this. He implores us all to do something because we can’t just leave it to someone else to stand up for the values of freedom and openness we hold so dear.

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

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