Top of the Blogs: the Golden Dozen #7

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2007

The seventh of our weekly† round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator, together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Let’s kick-off, in time-honoured descending order of popularity:

1. ‘Richard Porter: “Why I defected to the Tories”’ on Jonny Wright’s Hug A Hoodie blog.
Does a Lib Dem PPC who defected last year really believe the Tory leopard has changed its spots?

2. ‘Nominations – what a disaster’ on Colin Ross’s website.
A tantalisingly doom-laden headline from our Midlands correspondent.

3. ‘Idiots banned from standing for election’ on Matt Davies’s blog.
[Insert own punchline here…]

4. ‘What will happen in the 2007 local elections?’ on (ahem) Stephen Tall’s A Liberal Goes A Long Way blog.
A wet finger in the air masquerading as psephological insight.

5. ‘An unfortunate triumph for Liberal Democracy’ by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
When ‘Only the Lib Dems can win here’ becomes too true for comfort.

6. ‘First Lib Dem cllr elected in 2007 local elections’ by Rob Fenwick on Lib Dem Voice.
Congratulations to freshly re-elected Cllr Stuart Beadle. (Who seems set to give John Thurso MP a run for his ‘Tache-of-the-Year money.)

7. ‘10 things your boss hates about you’ on Tony Ferguson’s Ballots, Balls & Bikes blog.
Always best to be honest about these things, eh?

And here’s another five you may not have read, but should have done:

8. ‘Day 2286: the Best of News; the Worst of News’ on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary.
How Tony Blair’s New Labour Government gifted the propaganda war to the Iranians.

9. ‘The demise of “Society”?’ on James Oates’s Cicero’s Songs blog.
Are we becoming a nation of asocial strangers?

10. ‘Teachers Without Borders: would you change the name?’ on Lynne Featherstone’s Parliament and Haringey Diary blog.
Should it be called the Ed Cross? And what does she make of Gordon’s £20m for African war zones?

11. ‘Why dirt makes us happy’ on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England blog.
Because getting down ‘n’ dirrrty is good for you.

12. ‘Is It safe?’ on Andrew Milton’s blog.
A blog-up to Lewisham’s Lib Dem leader, Cllr Mark Morris, running this year’s London Marathon for the Lavender Trust (supporting Breast Cancer Care). £575 pledged to date…

And that’s it for another week… Hasta luego.

† Apologies for the delayed appearance of this week’s round-up – I was enjoying my Easter Bank Holiday just toooo much. The eighth Golden Dozen may be late, too, owing to some overseas work this weekend.

* Stephen Tall blogs at ‘A Liberal Goes A Long Way’.