Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #165

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 165th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (11th – 17th April, 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. Daily Mail: big boost for Lib Dems in poll – but editorial line even more striking by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
It’s stories like this which make a Lib Dem pinch themself to make sure its not all a dream.

2. 3 reasons to be pleased with Nick Clegg’s Paxman interview
by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
The week started well, too.

3. Lib Dem manifesto launch attracts media plaudits
by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
And the middle wasn’t too bad either.

4. Could Clegg benefit from a “positive feedback loop”?
by Mark Thompson on Mark Reckons.
Nick has the big mo – could it carry on right up til polling day?

5. Labour people I can’t stand on John’s Liberal Revolution.
And we were keeping it all so positive.

6. Poll surge continues: is this 2003 or 1974? by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
Nick Clegg = Jeremy Thorpe. Erm …

7. Election Results 15th April 2010 on John Hemming MP’s Weblog.
Three Lib Dem gains from the Tories. It’s been a good week, hasn’t it?

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 share 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. “OMG! Voting For THEM Might Let THEM In!” on Alex Wilcock’s Love and Liberty.
“Alex on top form explaining why our current electoral system is stupid.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

9. Taking on Nadine Dorries Obama style!
on Linda Jack’s Lindyloos Muze.
Help Linda to kick Nads out of Parliament.

10. Where are Chris Grayling and Harriot Harperson? on Chris and Eddie in London NW1
“Chris Grayling sent to a gay G&B as penance? Harriot Harperson lost, last seen heading westwards from Cornwall… Musings on what might have been in an alternative reality not fuelled by caffine!” (Submitted by chrisnw1 via LibDig).

11. Manifestos out but do the puplic know the parties policies
by dazmando on the Bracknell Blog.
“Despite the constant news coverage of the party policies alot of people still don’t know what the policies of the parties are. Today John Pienaar asked some members of the public which policy was related to which party.” (Submitted by dazmando via LibDig).

12. Contradictions of the Tory Marriage Tax proposal – Explained via a short film on Nich Starling’s Norfolk Blogger.
“Tax plans meets YouTube, set to jaunty music.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

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

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