Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #159

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 159th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (28th Feb – 6th Mar 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, usually courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

Don’t forget, by the way, you can now sign up to receive the Golden Dozen direct to your email inbox – just click here – ensuring you never miss out on the best of Lib Dem blogging.

As ever, let’s start with the most popular post, and work our way down:

1. Competition – is this the worst Tory leaflet ever?
by Iain Brodie Browne on Birkdale Focus.
Ooh, this sounds like a fun competition – do your entries.

2. Labour MP protests too much on Peter Black AM’s blog.
Hmmm – Labour MP protests at his own government’s failure to legislate on fair funding for elections.

3. Lord Cashcroft and the Tory Banana Republic: your LDV reader
by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the end-of-the-peer show.

4. NEW POLL: What’s the main reason you think the Tory poll lead has all but evaporated? by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Over-reliance on Brand Cameron, say our readers.

5. My Letter to Lords Razzal and Clement-Jones #debill on Andrew Hickey’s blog.
Yes, it’s the Digital Economy Bill and that Lib Dem Lords amendment.

6. Floella Benjamin Revs up London LibDems on Jonathan Fryer’s blog.
Do you think it was the triangular window?

7. Opinion: Tory school plans will give parents nightmares
by Chris White on Lib Dem Voice.
“… if finding a secondary school place for a child gives you a sleepless night this week, look ahead to the nightmares under Michael Gove.” A chilling thought, in more ways than one

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 bookmarking website for party members 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 a line to (providing the web-link and author, and any tagline comment you care to have published).

8. A Major chance for Gordon? on Sara Bedford’s Always win when you’re singing.
“Sara draws some clear parallels between 1992 and 2010 with the roles of the parties reversed.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

9. “Good God, they might just do it!” on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
‘I just don’t want either of the fuckers.’ James cuts to the chase. (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig).

10. Site Blocking and the Digital Economy Bill
on Richard Allen’s Post Political Times.
“Richard Allan (Lib Dem MP until 2005) gives his views on the amendment to the Digital Economy Bill moved by Lib Dem peers.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

11. Another Jan Moir outrage on Caron Lindsay’s Musings.
“This time it’s breastfeeding mums.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

12. £5 million is 4% of £127 million – just thought I’d mention it on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
“Paul Walter in excellent form on Lord Ashcroft.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

And that’s it for another week. Happy blogging ‘n’ reading.

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