Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #42

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2007

Welcome to the 42nd of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (2nd-8th December), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

In a week’s time, we’ll know the name of our new leader. Until then, it looks like the speculation will continue… Here are the top-rated stories in descending order:

1. The verdict on Huhne and Clegg’s fuzzy polls on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
Just a few days of waiting left.

2. The canard of Rennard
on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
James’s verdict on the Lib Dem chief exec: “He is a tactician, not a strategist.”

3. The final Liberal Democrats Leadership Hustings, and a decision!
on Colin Ross’s website.
No, I won’t spoil it by saying here how Colin voted: you’ll need to click on the link.

4. Mysterious big cash bets piling onto Huhne in last 24 hours
on Pete Dunphy’s Party Political PLC blog.
Any more of a pointer than the ‘fuzzy polls’? We’ll soon see.

5. Fascinating snippet about Saj Karim on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.
Must be true: it was in the Grauniad dairy.

6. I have voted and not for the obvious choice on Colin Ross’s website.
A teasing headline for a story which (dare I say it?) might have disappointed some.

7. Huhne – I’m happy to jump into bed with Cameron on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze blog.
Just hold that image…

And here’s another five worth a read (if you haven’t already):


8. Meadowcroft Opens Some Liberal Eyes
on Jonathan Fryer’s blog.
Old friends reunited.

9. Mr Smug, Mr Smarm and my naked ballot paper
on Andy Darley’s And then he said blog.
The harshest, spikiest and pithiest article yet about the leadership contest.

10. Let’s lock up our children, why don’t we?
on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze blog.
On how the liberal response to crime differs from Labour/Tory ineffectual populism.

11. David Heath MP’s reply to Iain Roberts’ Lib Dem Voice Opinion article: Will our MPs show us their liberalism’s more than just words?
Not featured a blog comment before, but this one’s worth it: a good, robust liberal response on a controversial issue.

12. Clegg-Huhne: the ancient Rome connection
on Antony Hook’s blog.
What Saturnalian revelry have the candidates got planned for us, do you reckon?

And that’s it for another week (or so – at this rate the Golden Dozen will meet itself coming round the corner). Happy blogging!

* Stephen Tall has voted, and is staying schtum. The tease.