Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #127

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2009

Welcome to the 127th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (19th – 25th 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:

1. What’s a Good Result In Norwich for LPUK? on Charlotte Gore’s blog.
Probably not 36 votes.

2. Make Some Of It Happen (This Year, Next Year, Sometime, Never…?)
on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty blog.
On the de-prioritisation of abolishing tuition fees: ‘Like being a little bit pregnant, this is one of those that’s an absolute.’

3. Norwich North By-Election Awards on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
And you can find out the winners here.

4. Ros Scott refuses to respond on expenses questions on Liberal Vision’s blog.
And you can find Ros’s reply here.

5. Final Lib Dem tabloid from Norwich North on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
Making it 14 leaflets in total delievered during the campaign, according to Nich, just pipping the Tories’ 13.

6. Lib Dem leaflet 13 (and 14) on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger blog.
Because we can’t get enough of those leaflets.

7. Opinion: The Defection Spiral by Lester Holloway on Lib Dem Voice.
What can we learn from the Fernandos’ (and others’) decision?

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 (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. Nick Clegg’s far, far, far, far, far, farce over tuition fees
on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
“James Graham asks what the point of Nick Clegg’s announcement on tuition fees is when the party will almost certainly retain the policy and suggests that all it does is muddy the water and make life for our campaigners harder.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

9. Lessons from Norwich (sorry, Irfan – again)
on ‘Costigan Quist’s’ Himmelgarten Cafe blog.
“Good analysis from the Cafe.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

10. Parliament Square: The disgusting side of the Tories in microcosm on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
“I’m sure Paul speaks for us all when he says of possibly meeting “Dave” Cameron: “I’d probably need to scream (and wash thoroughly) afterwards”. More power to your elbow, Paul; Protest to Parliament, and in front of Parliament is too important to permit Mr Cameron’s response of “Ew”.” (Submitted by Richard F via LibDig).

11. What’s the point of FPC? Ask Nick Clegg!
on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze blog.
“Linda confirms that Nick went beyond what FPC approved when he spoke to the Telegraph, and worries about what it means for the democratic future of the party.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig).

12. Mistakes you’d find it hard to live with on Jock Coats’ Jock’s Place blog.
“Jock is on fantastically angry form at the moment. This is a great post.” (Submitted by Alix via LibDig).

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

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