Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #511

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 511th 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 (11-17 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. One of the wards up for election this week has a very unusual electoral history by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
It’s had councillors from all parties at the same time.

2. Conservative Councillor quits after “culturally insensitive” comments by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Lib Dems hope to do well in Richmond and Twickenham in May.

3. Our recent tabloid by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace.
Good to see so much campaigning being done in the North East.

4. Brexiteer trade minister demonstrates why we need the EU by Peter Black on Peter Black.
Trump’s steel tariffs show why negotiating trade deals with 27 of your mates is infinitely preferable to going it alone.

5. How we could be headed for a serious Brexit related constitutional crisis but not the one you’ve heard about  by Nick Tyrone on
How many referenda would we actually need?

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. Cease the means of association. Take it from a party who knows by April Preston on
Reflections after being attacked by Corbynistas who were certain that Charles Kennedy had supported the Iraq War..

7.  Nothing like a whiff of Cold War Part 2 to fan the hawk instincts by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
How our democracy handles doubters – we should be worried.

8. Humpty raises the blood pressure again by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a Motoring Atlas.
Why, Jennie asks, is John Humphrys still in a job?

9. A history of LGBT+ equality “Always been there for you and we always will” by Zoe O’Connell on Complicity.
From Section 28 to the blood ban, to equalising the age of consent to same sex marriage to trans rights, Zoe’s speech to the Conference rally.

10. Motherhood in precarious times by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
Reflections for Mother’s Day

11. At last, the 2010 show by Jen Yockney on Either/And.
In very few words, Jen reminds us who was responsible for the annual tax cuts most people are getting and how Lib Dem members can influence policy.

12. Report back from Federal Conference by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Jennie’s take on Southport

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

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