Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #541

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 541st  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 (27 January – 2 February, 2019), 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. By-election in Peterborough in balance after Labour MP convicted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Could a recall petition succeed?

2. Hefty swing from Conservatives to Liberal Democrats in Surrey by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
A good showing in this week’s by-election.

3. We need to talk about David Ward (again) by Andrew Page on A Scottish Liberal.
After reports he could be readmitted to the party.

4. The WTO myth by Peter Black on Peter Black.
No deal is not a barrel of laughs.

5. What would a new Brexit referendum look like?  by Matthew Green  on Thinking Liberal .
A last ditch route out of  a mess..

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. Do you procrastinate? by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
I hope that this was as timely for you as it was for me.

7. It’s Labour MPs who need to grow a backbone, not Jeremy Corbyn by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
Jonathan’s take on last weekend’s Corbyn meme.

8. Is Labour crumbling on Brexit? by Matthew Green on Thinking Liberal.
The tension ratchets up, says Matthew, as May’s deal or no deal become more likely.

9. Brexit: Boxed into a corner by Peter Wrigley on Keynesian Liberal.
And the only way out is a People’s Vote

10. Paddy Ashdown in MI6 by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
An interesting nugget of information.

11. No more hurt by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
Jane talks about the hurt racism causes to the people who experience it – and how much worse it has been since Brexit.

12. Never has so much bollocks been talked about one evening in Parliament as we are seeing today by Nick Tyrone on NickTyrone.com.
Nick vs The Commentariat.

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

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