Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #51

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2008

Welcome to the 51st of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (3rd-9th February), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Here we go, in descending order of popularity:

1. UPDATED: The BBC Write Me An Email on Andrew Hinton’s Mindrobber blog.
One man’s mission to ensure proper balance on the BBC’s QT.

2. Lemsip obit
on the Wit and Wisdom blog.
I just wish I’d seen the programme in question.

3. Nick Clegg’s problem on Andrew Tate’s One Hour Ahead blog.
Our leader loves freedom, our party loves regulating: so says the Adam Smith Institute.

4. Rowan Williams In Detail: Deceitful, Demented or Naive to the Point of Idiocy on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
Almost as long as the Archbish’s lecture – but at least I understand Alex’s point.

5. Nigel Waterson: “I’ve done nothing wrong”
on Chris Keating’s The Diary of Chris K. blog.
Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.

6. Clegg stands by Mulholland (UPDATED) on Lib Dem Voice.
Our leader takes a relaxed view of a Lib Dem MP’s, erm, un-Parliamentary language.

7. The Bones Commission: a recovering bureaucrat thinks aloud
on Mark Valladares’ Liberal Bureaucracy blog.
A humble administrator appeals for better internal communication.

As promised, LDV’s Golden Dozen is being opened up to our readers… Yes, slots 8-12 – our personal recommendations – are yours for the choosing. All you have to do is drop me a line at, highlighting the best Lib Dem blog postings from the past week (providing the web-link and author), and I’ll do my best to include as many as possible. This week it’s easy, as only one reader has flooded LDV Towers with a submission – so my thanks to Mrs Trellis of North Wales Alex Wilcock of the Love and Liberty blog for the following nominations:

8. Sticking to a liberal narrative – a small suggestion on Iain Sharpe’s Eaten By Missionaries blog.
“The single best posting of the week,” says Alex.

9. MPs and buggers on Jonny Wright’s Hug a Hoodie blog.
Because rights are rights. He’s right, y’know…

10. Lessons for an Archbishop in the Rule of Law on Tom Papworth’s Liberal Polemic blog.
Alex: “The best on the religious controversies,” along with this one by James Graham.

11. Democracy on Patricia Herlihy’s The Ripplestone Review blog.
“The one that says it all marginally more succinctly than me,” observes Alex.

12. Mrs. Flinter and the General Obligation Board
on Don Liberali’s Liberal Mafia blog.
“One that just made me laugh” – which is fair enough, really.

And that’s it for another week: happy blogging.