Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #509

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 509th 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 (25 February -3 March 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.  Full slate of Liberal Democrats in this week’s by-elections by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A by-election round-up..

2. Defections underline Tory Brexit divisions by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Some Tory MEPs have joined a more moderate grouping in the European Parliament.

3. Labour campaigning on the wrong issues by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace.
They run the Council with a whopping majority. Why are they losing seats to the Lib Dems?

4. How does Corbyn’s speech today challenge the dynamics of Brexit? by Nick Tyrone on
A Labour Government is now more likely.

5. The Tories had better figure out a way to stop drifting away from business by Nick Tyrone on
Brexit was supposed to free business from the regulations of the EU, but business doesn’t seem to be that grateful.

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. A tale of two countries by Helen Belcher on Challenging Journeys, Phase 2.
We need to listen and throw each other lifelines.

7. Rousseau and Brexit by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
Jane on the Brexiteers and navels.

8. Why students should consider supporting the strike by Maelo Manning on Liberal Girl, aged 18.
This is about the long term future of our universities.

9. Don’t let the BBC and Brexiteers confuse you. Norway and Turkey are not the same by Matthew Green on Thinking Liberal.
Can you tell your single market from your customs union?

10.  Rallying around Theresa? No chance by Cicero on Cicero’s Songs
“Why should anyone support a government whose policies are both extreme and extremely reckless?”

11. The impossibility of the Prime Minister’s Answers by Stephen Glenn on Stephen’s Liberal Journal.
Someone doesn’t really know what she’s talking about when it comes to Northern Ireland…

12. The blame for the snowpocalypse? It’s all my Dad’s fault, sorry by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a motoring atlas.

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

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