Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #508

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 508th 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 (18-24 February, 2018), together with a hand-picked seven 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. Lib Dems gain two from Tories, lose two to Tories and gain a Council leader by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A round up of by-elections and council drama.

2. The right wing press is fighting the wrong battle with Corbyn – again by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
And there is an interesting reason why.

3. Ben Bradley MP and his expensive education by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
No, not just the pricey lesson he has learned in the past week about the consequences of defaming people on social media..

4.  Why Vince Cable doesn’t go to PMQs any more by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
I mean, would you voluntarily go to that exhibition of poor behaviour if you didn’t have to?

5. Disgraceful scenes raise questions about Labour bullying by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Peter looks at the incident at the National Policy Forum.

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. Vince Cable is spot on about the holy trinity of Tory views on Brexit standards by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
There are those who want our food safety laws watered down.

7. Who cares what Kylie Jenner said about Snapchat? by Maelo Manning on Liberal Girl, aged 18.
Investors should listen to the young people who use these social media platforms, says Maelo..

8. Brexit not happening in our lifetimes by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
We can only hope.

9. False flags by Jen Yockney on Either/And.
“Imagine how awful it would be to be living in a nicer, cleaner, safer world, all for no particular reason.”

10. Diary Day 508: Especially bad news for the regions which wanted Brexit most by Josephine Hayes on Josephine Hayes.
They aren’t going to do so well on it.

11. Times tables – common knowledge? by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal.
An Economics Teacher asks if we actually need to know our times tables these days.

12. Do not underestimate the Labour Party by Matthew Green on Liberal England.
Labour have got a lot more going for them than most people think…

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

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