Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #514

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 514th 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 (8-14 April, 2018), together with a hand-picked seven you might otherwise have missed. A few may slip in from the week before as there was no Dozen then because of my holiday.

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As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Lord Bonkers’ Diary: Jo Swinson give Humphrys one up the snoot by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
His Lordship has been listening to the Today Programme.

2. On Lib Dem targeting by Neil Monnery  on The Rambles of Neil Monnery.
Neil’s thoughts on the age old argument. Do we put our resources everywhere or where we can win?

3. Corbynite firebrand Chris Williamson MP ran Derby in coalition with the Conservatives by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
“If I didn’t find this so funny, I’d be outraged.” An inconvenient truth emerges…

4. Salford Liberal Democrats set an example for others by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A full slate of candidates for the local elections.

5. Lib Dems win another seat off the Tories in southern England: from 0% last time to 56% this time by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Another spectacular result.

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. Theatre Review: Tea and Tentacles at Zeta Reticuli by Joe Otten by Jennie Rigg on Ten KitKats and a Motoring Atlas.
What did Jennie think of Joe’s play?

7. On the Lib Dems’ broken policy process by Jennie Rigg on Ten Kits and a Motoring Atlas.
Jennie has some ideas to mix things up a little.

8. National Unicorn Day may as well be termed Brexit Day by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
Jane does not think that Brexit is going to deliver what the Leave campaign promised.

9. All liberal democracy is divided into three parts by Nick Barlow on Medium.com.
Nick outlines a classic lLib Dem dilemma.

10. With their incendiary opinion on Vote Leave’salleged electoral offences, Matrix Chambers brings us into the real world by Tom King on Never cruel or cowardly.
Is the referendum result legitimate?

11. Is Labour prepared to jettison peace in Northern Ireland to help the Tories secure a hard Brexit by Peter Black on Peter Black.
You’d think so, listening to Barry Gardiner.

12. For what is supposedly a ridiculous idea, a lot of people seem put out by all this new centrist party gossip by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
It might work, but could it happen?

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

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* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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