Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #125

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2009

Welcome to the 125th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (5th – 11th July 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down. This week’s collection has a slight by-election flavour, you may notice…

1. 5th Lib Dem leaflet in Norwich North on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
And that’s just before breakfast.

2. What Do To About the Screws? on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
‘Given the massive hush money ladled out by Mr Murdoch, The Sun and the rest of News International’s UK pawns must be thoroughly investigated, too. As well as officers of the police and the courts, whose competence, judgment and probity are all now under serious question.’ Indeed.

3. Why are the Greens so political? on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
There’s a time and a place, y’know.

4. EXCLUSIVE – New Lib Dem “Magazine” Style Leaflet to hit the streets tomorrow
on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
You guys just can’t get enough of those Lib Dem by-election leaflets, can you?

5. 6th lib Dem Leaflet on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
… And nor, of course, (I should have added) can the good folk of Norwich North.

6. Nothing of any interest to be said here guv on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
Back in the knife drawer with you, Mr Starling.

7. This is the way the Green Party campaigns – Telling the truth at all times? on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
Or not, as the case may be.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. 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. In defence of “parliamentary graffiti” on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
“No choice but to highlight his defence of MPs’ early day motions and questioning of who is behind the campaign to get rid of them, even if it does get James in the Golden Dozen AGAIN:-).” (Submitted by Caron via LibDig).

9. Clegg leads and then Cameron tries to follow on Andrew Reeves’ Running Blog.
“Andrew Reeves blogs about Nick’s criticism of the lack of funding for troops in Afganistan.” (Submitted by cleaman on LibDig).

10. How dare you, Irfan! on Caron’s Musings blog.
“Caron gives both barrels to Irfan Ahmed, after he said: ‘Many women don’t have a clue about politics so they need someone to make their decisions for them and for that reason its OK for the man to decide who the women votes or is it? I don’t see anything wrong with a man making the decision in the household to who everyone votes but then that is just me.'” (Submitted by paulwalteruk via libDig).

11. What if … the 1832 Great Reform Act hadn’t happened? on Mark Pack’s blog.
Written a while back, but only blogged this week, and well worth reading.

12. At last – decent atheist jokes on ‘Costigan Quist’s’ Himmlegarten Cafe blog.
Careful, ‘Costigan’, or you’ll go to, erm, hell.

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging.