Top of the Blogs: the Golden Dozen #9

by Stephen Tall on April 22, 2007

The ninth of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere is back in its rightful Sunday afternoon position, and features the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (15th-21st April), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Without further ado:

1. ‘“It has been an absolute public relations disaster”’ by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
No, not David Cameron’s bizarre London mayoralty own goal… something completely different.

2. ‘One for all us political hacks…’ on Neil Woolcott’s blog.
Some bloggers, it seems, just can’t get enough of political leaflets.

3. ‘I Hereby Declare That The Following Person Is Approximately Elected.’
on Chris Black’s Moonlight Over Essex blog.
When you trail in a poor third place, a couple of votes either way doesn’t make much difference, I guess.

4. ‘Northern Tories declare UDI’ by Peter on Liberal Review’s blog.
East Yorkshire Tories aren’t that enamoured of their “southern softy” leader.

5. ‘The slow, strange death of the Labour Party’ on Steve Guy’s the sandals are off blog.
Labour voters categorised: ‘Thick and thin’, ‘Disillusioned’ and ‘Angry’.

6. ‘Milliband, nipples, hair and balloons’ on Tristan Mills’ Liberty Alone blog.
Behind the scenes of Have I Got News For You. And one of the most disturbing headlines ever.

7. ‘The local elections in Scotland’ by Russell Eagling on Centre Forum’s Free Think blog.
What will be the effect of the Single Transferable Vote on political control of Scotland’s councils?

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

8. ‘The day I agreed with Migrationwatch’ on Anders Hanson’s blog.
Should Irish and Commonwealth citizens resident in Britain be able to vote here?

9. ‘The Lords’ Appointments Commission Isn’t Toothless – It Just Didn’t Bite’ on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Not a fan of the Commission: “This cowardly, lazy and incompetent bunch.” Pink Dog’s reductio ad optimum is here.

9. ‘All quite on the Home Office front’ on the Home Office Watch blog.
Surely John Reid hasn’t forgotten his promise to update within three months the Police National Computer with the 27,500 ‘lost’ files detailing serious offences committed by British citizens abroad?

10. ‘How a beautiful illusion is born from a fatal conceit’ on Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.
An encomium to Friedrich Hayek’s explanation and denunciation of socialism.

11. ‘Loans for lagging’ on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! Blog.
Taking time out from winding up nationalists, Mr Graham examines this week’s Lib Dem proposals to reduce carbon emission from British housing.

12. ‘Tonge tied’ on Paul Evans’ Hot Ginger and Dynamite blog.
Flinching at repeat offender Jenny Tonge’s performance on the increasingly dull and dreary BBC Question Time.

And that’s it for another week… Happy campaigning!

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