Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #162

by Stephen Tall on March 28, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 162nd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (21st-27th 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. The 7 retiring Lib Dem MPs (and the 7 candidates hoping to replace them) by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Some good-byes, and (we hope) some hellos.

2. The Liberal Democrat general election prospects: what does history say? by Mark Thompson on Lib Dem Voice.
How the party learned to win under first-past-the-post.

3. Should this poll result worry us? by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
People trust Vince. How can we get them to trust the Lib Dems?

4. The GMTV candidate in Lib Dem target seat on Jonathan Wallace’s blog.
Jason Zadrozny is the best-placed candidate to win Ashfield – can you help his campaign? Click here to find out more.

5. Guardian readers switching to Lib Dems in droves by Alex Foster on Lib Dem Voice.
Grauniad readers learn to shed their nosepegs.

6. Interview with Ed Fordham, Lib Dem PPC for Hampstead and Kilburn on Lib Dem TV.
Chat, campaigns and chess.

7. Iain Dale implies: Cameron can’t handle new media on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
He’s talking about this wonderful video.

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. The Leaders’ Wives obsession: why it’s missing the point on Helen Duffett’s blog.
“Helen Duffet, er, duffs up the tired prejudices of the press. Many newspapers seem to believe that good politician’s wives come in only one flavour (also presumably only as wives, not husbands!).” (Submitted by Niklas Smith via LibDig).

9. Labour seek new MP for East Lothian as Anne Moffat MP’s appeal fails
on Andrew Reeves’ Running blog.
“The saga continues as East Lothian Labour sink further into disarray.” (Submitted by caron via LibDig).

10. The low earner Liberal Democrats on Mark Pack’s blog.
“Mark Pack follows up on some recent research to write about an overlooked group.” (Submitted by Niklas Smith).

11. Will The Times’ Gamble Pay Off? on The Futility Monster.
“The Futility Monster thinks Rupert Murdoch’s new pay-wall plan won’t succeed, but that that might not be the ultimate plan….” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

12. Lib Dems will fare well in the Con Home test on Alex Folkes’ A Lanson Boy.
Reasons to be hopeful.

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

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