Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #64

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2008

Welcome to the 64th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (4th-10th May), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed.

Let’s get straight down to it, in descending order of popularity:

1. Don’t help the campaign in Crewe and Nantwich
on John Dixon’s A Radical Writes blog.
Was the party right to select a different candidate for the upcoming by-election? John has his doubts…

2. Cobblers about the Crewe and Nantwich selection
on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.
The case for the defence.

3. Marc Goodwin – victim of political correctness on Bob Shaw’s Lib Dem Revolution blog.
And the case for the prosecution.

4. How do “normal” people get their news? on Helen Duffett’s Paint The Town Orange blog.
Dead tree press, moving wallpaper, or the shiny Internet?

5. London. Oh. on Alix Mortimer’s The Republic of Mortimer blog.
Why did the party tank in the capital?

6. Lessons from London for the Lib Dems on Neil Stockley’s blog.
Lib Dems might love PR – but we’re not much cop at winning elections under PR. Neil suggests some remedies.

7. Liberal leader sniffs seat of female party worker
on Duncan Borrowman’s blog.
An Australian politician who makes John Prescott look like a New Man.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg subjected himself to the interrogation of several bloggers this week. Five of them have, so far, written up the experience. Here they are:

8. Clegg on Cameron: “I’m unimpressed.” on Alix Mortimer’s The Republic of Mortimer blog.

9. Nick Clegg – I won’t play footsie with the big boys on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze blog.

10. Day 2684: A Hundred (and-forty-one) Days of Mr Clogg on Millennium Dome, Elephant’s Very Fluffy Diary blog.

11. Clegg: We can’t suddenly say: ‘Middle Classes – Bog off!’ on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.

12. Nick Clegg Bloggers’ Interview
on Gavin Whenman’s Gavin’s Gaily Gigest blog.

Anyway, that’s it for this week… Happy blogging. And campaigning.

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Shucks – beaten by the nemesis from Taunton Deane again – how will I cope?

by Jo on May 12, 2008 at 8:07 pm. Reply #

Stockley’s remarks seem to me very sensible: ‘ . . I believe that the party’s campaigns need to go back to basics when it comes to explaining how the voting systems work and how people can make their choices count. Our supporters can use the party list vote to elect more Lib Dems to the London Assembly. But that didn’t seem to feature in our campaign . . ‘

by Chris Squire on May 12, 2008 at 8:17 pm. Reply #

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