Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #464

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 464th 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 (17 -,23 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. Who is standing in seats Liberal Democrats previously held? by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
All the selection news.

2. Devon’s only Green county councillor switches to the Lib Dems by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Welcome, Cllr Vint.

3. A new centre left party should not be the focus of Liberal Democrat activity by Peter Black on Peter Black.
We should not obsess over realjghnent with little regard for our liberal heritage, says Peter.

4. The truth about Brexit and the Swiss. We really screwed them over by Nick Tyrone on
The Swiss were about to get a deal on access to the single market limiting freedom of movement. Not any more, thanks to us.

5. Liberator on Liberal Democrat candidate selections by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Without a single word of criticism. They are entirely happy with what’s been done. Only joking.

6. Has Theresa May realised that Brexit is practically undoable? by Nick Tyrone on
But what will that mean for her party and its Eurosceptics?

7.  15 Labour MPs defy whip to back proportional representation for the House of Commons by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A long way to go, though.

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. Local Conservatives’ grubby campaign of lies and smears by Jayne McCoy on Diary of a Sutton Councillor.
They don’t seem to be terribly partial to the brilliantly performing Lib Dem Council for some reason.

9. Three signs that we are in the economic end time by David Boyle on The Real Blog.
Not quite as apocalyptic as it sounds. Not quite.

10. Post fact politics and the end of stability  by Louise Ankers on From one of the jilted generation.
“Too many problems have gone unchallenged”, says Louise.

11. The common ground: how a progressive alliance could transform our politics by Stephen Williams on Stephen Williams.
Stephen argues for an electoral pact in each seat based on who is best placed to beat the Tories.

12. What chance a progressive alliance in Liverpool  by Richard Kemp  on But what does Richard Kemp think?
An interesting perspective given that there is not a huge amount of love lost between Labour and the Lib Dems in the city

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

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