Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #462

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 462nd 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 (3-9 July, 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. Why I joined the Liberal Democrats by Chris Sargeantson on Terrible Pie.
Welcome to a new member who hated us in 2010.

2. Less exciting but more revealing by-election results for the Lib Dems by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Our vote is going up – but we need to put up candidates.

3. The coming civil war in the Conservative Party by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Bascially it’s like the right wing version of Corbyn with Arron Banks funding the right wing Momentum. In other words a mess.

4. UKIP led by Paul Nuttall could be bigger than any of you imagine by Nick Tyrone on Nick.Tyrone.com.
Just as well he’s ruled himself out, then.

5. Ian Hislop tells it like it is on Brexit by Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus.
Reprising the Private Eye editor’s Question Time outburst.

6. Steve Webb won’t be standing for Parliament again by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Our amazing former pensions minister decides to call time on his political career.

7. Open politics by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs.
The split now is round globalisation.

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. The day anxiety lost by Becca Plenderleith on Some Ramblings.
A significant step forward, eloquently described

9. This post might very well be peak Lib Dem by Jennie Rigg on Wells. Saxton. Countess.
Jennie talks electoral reform…

10. The Brexit war is over so why are Leave still fighting the economic battle by Ben Rathe on The Gripes of Rathe.
The economy is actually tanking and still they scream “Scaremongering”

11. The Brexit rupture: Sorry if I take it personally, but it is by Stephen Tall on Stephen Tall.
Stephen talks about having to explain to his son that this country voted to leave the EU because voters didn’t want people like his mother in the country.

12. A potential Glee song, dedicated to Anthony M Blair by Jennie Rigg on Wells. Saxton. Countess.
Jennie gets musical to mark the publication of the Chilcot Report.

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

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