Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #510

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our much belated 510th 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 (4-10 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. LIb Dems gain seat from Conservatives with a 36% swing as 6 out of 8 seats change hands by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A good result on a busy night.

2. On the future after #libdemsat30 by Neil Monnery on The Ramblings of Neil Monnery .
Neil reflects on the strange state of politics at the moment.

3. About this Thatcher statue by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
Andrew is far from persuaded that this is a good idea.

4. Why May’s mention of the US/Canada border in relation to Ireland has me worried – about the state of the left by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Why is Corbyn not even trying to have a go at the PM?

5. We’ve gone from “we’re all liberals” to the exact opposite in the last couple of years. What happened? by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Apparently we’re not right wing enough at the moment.

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. Lib Dem women will increasingly shape the party’s future by Daisy Benson on medium.
An uplifting piece looking at some of the super women who are becoming more powerful in the Lib Dems.

7. A Magnificent Seven for International Women’s Day by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a Motoring Atlas.
From the 13rh century to the present day.

8. Tips for surviving Conference from a hardened veteran by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a Motoring Atlas.
This turned out to be inaccurate. Some terrible fate has befallen Joe’s selfie stick so he don’t have it with him.  Conference was actually not the same.

9. What does it mean to be a woman? by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
On International Women’s Day, Mary Wollstonecraft provides inspiration for feminists today.

10. Ministers continue to demonise benefit claimants by Peter Black on Peter Black.
The Tories fail to make the sanctions regime more humane. Don’t be overcome by surprise.

11. Why the Lib Dems will vote against hte Liverpool Budget tonight by Richard Kemp on But what does Richard Kemp think?
.Councils have set their budgets. Get a flavour of what Lib Dem councillors think is important ahead of the May elections.

12. Radical Liberalism in the 21st Century  by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
An interview with one of the authors of a pamphlet endorsing a progressive alliance..

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

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