Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #512

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 512th 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 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. Start again? Lib Dems in talks about new party with moderate Labour and Tory MPs by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
The discontent in Labour and Conservatives deepens.

2. Why Corbyn is (slightly) less wrong than the Government by Nick Silver on Radix.
We need to look at the actual threats this country is facing and act accordingly.

3. Voters still confused about what any party stands for over Brexit by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A timely reminder that when we think we are shouting too loudly, the voters barely hear a whisper.

4. Forget the “Lib Dem Family” Let’s have proper leadership elections by Jonatan Calder on Liberal England.
We shouldn’t duck the real issues, argues Jonathan.

5. Transitional period agreed between the EU and the UK. Here’s what that really means by Nick Tyrone on
Nick reckons we are now signed up to a soft Brexit.

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. Responding to the policy paper on immigration and identity by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a Motoring Atlas.
It’s safe, I think, to summarise this by saying that Jennie is #unimpressed.

7. Did Cambridge Analytica win the Election for Trump? by Rob Blackie on .Rob Blackie Digital Strategy
Stretching the eligibility a little here, as this remarkably prescient post was written a year ago, but worth flagging up.

8. The Charles Cryer and that Tory amendment to the Budget by Jayme McCoy on Diary of a Sutton Councillor.
.The Tories are on manoeuvres. Could there be an election coming up?

9. Eglwyswrw and the 1946 University Boat Race by Mark Cole on A life in and out of politics.
A story from the Cole family archives.

10. What was our press team thinking? by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
Although there is always the possibility that our friends across the water have done us over, probably inadvertently,  and  the whole cluster-duck wasn’t our guys’ fault at all.

11. Diary Day 550: Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed by Josephine Hayes on Josephine Hayes.

12. Trial of a Time Lord by Andrew Hickey on Head of State.
One for the Who fans out there. Colin Baker gets a hard time, but, actually, he was a very good Doctor. Not my favourite because he wasn’t MY Doctor. That will always be Tom Baker, but I love this much maligned era.

A wee bonus. Can you help solve Jennie’s WhoDunnit? Was it you?

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

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