Top of the Blogs: the Golden Dozen #12

by Stephen Tall on May 14, 2007

Welcome to the twelfth of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (6th-12th May), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Let’s get this party started…

1. ‘Iain Dale, Wales, and why blogs should never be trusted’
on Duncan Borrowman’s blog.
A trenchant refutation of Duncan’s role in the Lib Dems’ Welsh campaign.

2. ‘Oxford: Tory-free for much longer?’ on (ahem) Stephen Tall’s A Liberal Goes A Long Way blog.
Are the Tories about to land some hand-me-down representation in Oxford?

3. ‘Lies, damn lies, and election results’ on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! blog. Quashing the notion the Tories are on the march in the north of England.

4. ‘A difficult choice for French liberals’
(again) on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! blog.
A few well-chosen doubts about President-elect Sarkozy.

5. ‘Simon Jenkins: how many points can one person miss?’ (and again) on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog! blog.
A fantastic fisking of an oh-so-wrong attack on the Lib Dems for presuming to exist.

6. ‘So what do the Liberal Democrats do now?’ on James Oates’s Cicero’s Songs blog.
“A more even match between Labour and the Conservatives may yet provide the Liberal Democrats with a new opportunity, rather than the squeeze that some predict.”

7. ‘The curse of Lembit’ on Peter Black AM’s blog.
How welcome is Mr Öpik’s backing of Welsh Lib Dem leader Mike German?

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

8. ‘Blairimort est Mort’
on Millennium Elephant, Dome’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.
The Blair legacy – a trilogy – relayed in the way only Millennium can: Day 2319, Day 2320, and Day 2321.

9. ‘Why we now have to back an English Parliament’ on Anders Hanson’s blog.
An answer to the West Lothian question? Or a Pandora’s Box? Tom Papworth’s response is here.

10. ‘Opinion: Ming must go’ by new Lib Dem member Laurence Boyce on Lib Dem Voice.
The posting which launched a thousand comments and ripostes.

11. ‘Campbell tops Pink News poll’ on Ming Campbell’s blog.
See, lots of people love him really.

12. ‘LibDems lack ambition — shock’ on David Rundle’s de moribus liberalibus blog.
As a pro-European party why confine our conferences to these shores?

That’s it for another week. I’m off to a wetter but warmer place next week-end, but hope the thirteenth Golden Dozen will appear as usual (ie, late).

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

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