Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #92

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2008

Welcome to the 92nd of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (16th-22nd November), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

How about starting with the most popular blog-posting, and we work our way down? Here goes…

1. Baby P: David Lammy finally speaks…and insults Lynne Featherstone! on Andrew Porrer’s LibCync blog.
Not that Gordon Brown’s Labour party believes for one moment in playing politics.

2. BNP membership list on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings blog.
Anyone not sorted the list by postcode yet?

3. Prostitution ban will infantilise women on ‘Costigan Quist’s’ Himmelgarten Café blog.
“The vast majority of prostitutes, strippers and lap dancers should retain the freedom to decide that the crap job they’re doing is preferable to the other crap jobs they could be doing, just like the rest of us can.”

4. BNP Membership list published on-line
on Peter Back AM’s blog.
To clarify: the list hasn’t actually been published on-line on Peter Black AM’s blog.

5. Ground war lessons from the Obama campaign on Liz Williams’ singing my song blog.
Nine easy ways to create your own campaigning phenomenon.

6. Why Paul Flynn pays £250 a month for his blog? on Irfan Ahmed’s blog.
The question we’ve all been asking.

7. Griffin says BNP leak a good thing on ‘Costigan Quist’s’ Himmelgarten Café blog.
Nice try, Nick.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. And as is now traditional we’re using the LibDig widget to select some of the posts from the seven days in question which you’ve most ‘dug’. But, remember, if you want to highlight a Lib Dem blog article published in the past seven days – your own, or someone else’s – using the steam-powered method of e-mail all you have to do is drop me a line at stephen@libdemvoice.org (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. The Liberal Principle on James Oates’ Cicero’s Songs blog.
“Liberalism is a coherent political agenda, promoting political and economic empowerment of the Citizen. By definition, Liberals are opposed to the Nanny state, and I think we should say so more often.” (Nominated by Julian H via email).

9. Why is Labour frightened by women’s freedom? on Sara Bedford’s Always win when you’re singing blog.
“Thoughtful and effective fisking of bloody Jacqui bloody Smith’s latest wheeze…” (Submitted by Alix via LibDig)

10. Paul Flynn a victim of net censorship? Don’t make me laugh on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
“Quaequam hits the nail on the head over Flynn’s rant about not getting his “blog” funded by the Comms Allowance.” (Submitted by radclifd via LibDig)

11. Tax before marriage on Alix Mortimer’s The People’s Republic of Mortimer blog.
“The Tories are a cargo cult.” (Submitted by Joe Otten via LibDig)

12. A Cashless Society on Charlotte Gore’s blog.
“People may think you can turn banks into the magic money fairies again, but this reliance on credit, this desperate sense that banks should be forced to lend to people because ‘people need money’ is insane. Absolutely insane.” (Nominated by Julian H via email).

That’s it for this week. Happy blogging.