Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #542

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 542nd 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 (3-9 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. A bumper set of by-elections with a bumper set of political twists and turns by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Last week’s by-election report.

2. Conservative Councillor Mike Gould joins the Liberal Democrats in Dorset by Mark Pack on Mark Pack .
A new member of the Lib Dem family.

3. Voting intentions political scorecard: all the latest figures by Mark Pack on Mark Pack.
Some interesting variations.

4. This is the biggest mistake the People’s Vote campaign has made by Nick Tyrone  on
They shouldn’t have made it all about courting Corbyn. It’s time for them to go after Labour.

5. Lord Bonkers’ Diary: Remembering Lord Paddy Ashplant by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England.
He told The Joke in the Bonkers Arms, apparently.

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. Time to get stuck in by Michael Taylor on Michael F Taylor.
Reflections on a fab win in Bradford this week.

7. Doctor Who: The Armageddon Factor:Where have all the Zeons gone by Alex Wilcock on Love and Liberty .
No parallels with current political events at all.

8. The Euro at 20: Why is it so popular? by Matthew Green on Thinking Liberal.
Matthew looks at the future of the Euro.

9. Here’s where we might start to heal our political divisions in time by David Boyle on Radix.
Three acres and a cow, apparently.

10. So why are Labour members and supporters letting the Labour leadership back Brexit by Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus.
They are just playing into the hands of the far right.

11. Scanning Liberal History by Ruth Coleman-Taylor on RuthCT21.
What do you do with a lifetime’s worth of Liberal literature?

12. Harassment excuse about Tory MP’s behaviour defies belief by Jane Chelliah on Feminist Mama.
They can’t be serious…..

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

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