Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #491

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 491st weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the five most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (1-7 October, 2017), together with a hand-picked seven you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget: you can sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox — just click here — ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. 87.5% good news for the Liberal Democrats in this week’s Council by-elections by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A round up of this week’s by-elections.

2. Stop Brexit march – was it worth it? by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal.
A great event – but nobody seems to know about it.

3. Theresa, it’s too late. Boris has already won by Mark Valladares on Liberal Bureaucracy.
“As tactful as a rhinoceros with toothache.” You get the feeling that Mark isn’t a fan of the foreign secretary.

4. A slow, fragile but noticeable trend: public opinion on referendum vote by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
We’re moving towards an anti Brexit majority.

5. Nick Clegg’s lecture on William Gladstone by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Watch the Cleggster in action.

And now to the seven 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

6. Filling in speaker’s cards for Lib Dem Conference: a user’s guide by Jennie Rigg on I spend ages hanging around the Rue Morgue in a gorilla suit and what do I get?
An often hilarious guide on getting it right.

7. Remainer’s Diary Day 378: A shock for the Conservative Party by Jo Hayes on Jo Hayes.
Even their target market doesn’t think the Tories have got their backs.

8. Why I took my daughter to a protest on Playboy by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
.

9. How do we solve a problem like the House of Lords? by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
What happens if you chuck the Bishops and hereditary peers out? The results might surprise you.

10. The Catalan Independence Referendum – some quick thoughts by Dave Gorman on Liberalism5.
Dave is unimpressed with both sides

11. Looking at the issues surrounding Universal Credit by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace.
To key issues to resolve before this can work properly.

12. You will need sunglasses to watch the documentary on Boris Johnson by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
Jane looks at the foreign secretary’s recent record and his capacity for attracting publicity.

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

Featured? Add this to your blog post!
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
<a href="https://www.libdemvoice.org/top-of-the-blogs-the-lib-dem-golden-dozen-491-55483.html"><img src="https://www.libdemvoice.org/images/golden-dozen.png" width="200" height="57" alt="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" title="Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice" /></a>

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Best of the blogs.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPeter Watson 15th Dec - 1:18pm
    On the "Education Policy Paper", recent party conferences have voted on: Grammar schools, calling on "the government to abandon the selection by ability and social...
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 15th Dec - 1:06pm
    Well done to all involved, great results. I had a look into the "Something New" party and it looks like they are getting old. The...
  • User AvatarMartin 15th Dec - 1:00pm
    In the absence of agreed solutions, the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with those rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union which,...
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 15th Dec - 12:52pm
    I have a feeling this was going to be a much longer article but was thwarted by the 500 word limit. However it is certainly...
  • User Avatarnvelope2003 15th Dec - 12:31pm
    Why do we need a minister for railways ? We do not have one for the rather more important and efficient distribution and retailing of...
  • User AvatarJohn McHugo 15th Dec - 12:18pm
    Kirsten - thanks for sparking an interesting and (so-far!) well-mannered debate. As someone who is also Christian (Roman Catholic) and a Liberal Democrat, I identify...