The LDV Friday Five (ish): 18/9/09

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2009

What could be simpler: five categories, each with five links. And it’s Friday.

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

1. Parliamentary candidates can now keep their home addresses secret (8) by Mark Pack
2.
Blog of the Year Awards 2009: The Shortlists (14) by Helen Duffett
3.
Guardian asks Lib Dems, “When did you stop beating your wife?” (26) by Stephen Tall
4.
Gavin Webb quits Lib Dems, joins Libertarian Party (138) by Stephen Tall
5.
The MP conference fringe league table (2) by Mark Pack

5 recent #ldconf tweets


>> miss_s_b is finally on her way to #ldconf – look out bournemouth :)
>> caronmlindsay Though I won’t be at #ldconf, @stephenpglenn is bringing my little toy cuddly dog Schnauzoo to represent me at Awards!
>> ePolitix For #LDconf we have a full, free, customisable fringe guide at www.epolitix.com/libdem & an iphone version at www.epolitix.com/libdem-mobile
>> alixmortimer Hmm. Day 0 of #ldconf. Is it just a coincidence that current trending topics include #wheniruletheworld and #whatnottowear?
>> SandraGidley Trying to make sure everything I need is going to conference. The sofa will also be putting in a brief appearance #ldconf

5 top non-Lib Dem LibDig postings to look at

1. David Cameron’s not as stupid as he looks (Guardian): “The ever-brilliant David Mitchell sticks it to David Cameron and the Tories for talking the language of making tough choices while making really easy choices.” – submitted by stephenftall.
2. Holding out against the internet (Spectator): “6 things teh internets haven’t killed (not so sure about 3 and 5, tho).” – submitted by stephenftall.
3. No Net Gains for Party Politics: “The internet general election’: is it coming? have we already had it? will it never be?” – submitted by markpack.
4. Godstone farm and ‘elf n safety’ risks: “A word of sanity from Paul Waugh on health and safety scares.” – submitted by markpack.
5. Some evidence for your review, Mr Balls: “A bit of liberalism peaks out from the corner of an area usually dominated by scares and demands for more central government action: “Fifty nine per cent of voters thought that the state already did enough in attempting to ensure the safety of children, while a seventy nine per cent majority thought that in general, the state has too much of a say in what people can and cannot do.” – submitted by markpack.

5 active LDV Members’ Forum threads

Bedford Mayoral Election
Turkeys voting for Christmas (aka the Conservative party)
Fingerprinting children in schools
Paid for phone canvassing
Give us any leader but Gordon Brown, say voters

5 top reader search returns to get to LDV

(excluding Liberal Democrat Voice or its variants)

1. site:www.libdemvoice.org “tim leunig” degrees “three-year”
2. site:libdemvoice.org “herbert brown” schools
3. bedford mayor
4. libdem vision
5. hansard speakers hustings

That’s yer lot, folks, from this second bite of the LDV Friday Five (ish).