Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #161

by Stephen Tall on March 21, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 161st weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (14th – 20th March, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.

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

1. Colin Firth on why he’s stopped voting Labour and now supports the Lib Dems
by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
As told in the party’s best-seller, ‘Why vote Lib Dem’.

2. Labour candidates hit trouble in Liverpool and Northampton
by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
Double-trouble for Labour, as one candidate cracks up under the pressure of the TV lights, while another one gives up.

3. BREAKING NEWS: 3rd April is the big day on Neil Fawcett’s A Liberal Dose.
To Who can this story refer?

4. The 24 Lib Dem MPs who are 100% liberal by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
We salute you.

5. Whatever happened to the Interim Peers List? (part 2) on Mark Valladares’ Liberal Bureaucracy.
How half Lib Dem peers were chosen from the party’s elected list. But, alas, not Lord (Alex) Wilcock.

6. Libdem tax policy attacked from the Left on Giles Wilkes Freethinking Economist.
The Fabians and Left Foot Forward team up to attack the bits of Lib Dem policy they disagree with while ignoring the parts that don’t suit their smears.

7. Opinion: Today is a good day to be a Lib Dem by Jack Holroyde on Lib Dem Voice.
The view from Kilburn.

And now to the five blog-posts that come highly recommended, regardless of the number of Aggregator click-throughs they attracted. These are chosen using the LibDig bookmarking website for party members, the site where you can highlight blog-posts you want to shere with your fellow Lib Dems. Remember, though, you’re still more than welcome to nominate for the Golden Dozen 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. Fabians fail the fairness test by James Graham on the Social Liberal Forum.
“James Graham demolishes the Fabian Society’s analysis of Lib Dem tax plans.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

9. A tale of two news reports
on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons.
“Mephedrone vs horse-riding: which is more dangerous? (Don’t ask the BBC).” (Submitted by helenduffett via LibDig).

10. Why Shouldn’t I vote for the Liberal Democrats?
on Tina Louise’s blog.
“I have to question if I have misunderstood what I am seeing as the UK election approaches. I gather information to help me decide who to vote for and keep encountering just three sides: Labour, Conservative …or none. Is this because of habitual, influenced views on UK politics for some and complete repulsion at the whole damned system for others …or are voters’ views truly informed” (Submitted by tinalouise via LibDig).

11. Press release: In some alternate universe… on Giles Wilkes’ Freethinking Economist.
“Giles Wilkes satirises Left Foot Forward’s foot-in-mouth “report” about Lib Dem tax policy.” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig).

12. Thank you Taverham North and Thorpe Marriott
on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger.
Warm congratulations to Councillor Starling!

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

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