Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #166

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 166th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (18th – 24th 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. Mail readers angry at paper’s Nazi slur
by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
Tory leadership activates its rightwing papers. Result: backlash in favour of the Lib Dems. Justice.

2. An overlooked polling detail from marginal seats on Mark Pack’s blog.
Good news for Lib Dem incumbents.

3. The good news for Clegg in the poll details
by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
No, really: there’s some good polling news for the Lib Dems if you look for it.

4. Pollwatch Day 19 #GE2010 – Lib Dem surge still strong (except for News of the World) by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Anyone would think you guys were just waiting all Saturday for the latest polls. How sad. Wouldn’t catch me doing that, oh no.

5. Rightwing newspaper smears: what the posters say by Stephen Tall on Lib Dem Voice.
Three (or four) of the best responses to the Tory smears against Nick Clegg.

6. Shock Attack at Public Meeting by Sulking Tory MP
on Linda Jack’s Lindyloo’s Muze.
Nadine Dorries takes umbrage at the presence of a local resident. Please, let’s help Linda rid Parliament of ‘Mad Nads’: donate here.

7. Bits of election fun you may have missed by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
A smorgasbord of satirical general election 2010 amuse-bouche.

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. Polly Toynbee: you can stick your clothespeg on James Graham’s Quaequam Blog!
Yes, indeed: stick it right up your clothes-horse. (Submitted by james.graham via LibDig).

9. This is how we know we’re right on Alix Mortimer’s People’s Republic of Mortimer.
‘… everyone knows that the plucky little underdog eventually wins, and no-one knows this better than the national press of Great Britain. That’s why they’re so scared.’ (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

10. Things I Have Learned Delivering LibDem Leaflets
on Stubblog.
‘For the past 6 months or so I have been delivering leaflets for the local Liberal Democrat party, and as you might imagine, the number of leaflets has increased recently, anyone would think there was an election on.’ (Submitted by Stubbs via LibDig).

11. General Election – Give The Lib Dems (And Yourself) A Chance on Andrew Hickey’s blog.
“Every vote counts, and this election is a golden chance to make them count more in future. Here’s Andrew Hickey with an eloquent rallying cry as to how to make it so.” (Submitted by burkesworks via LibDig).

12. I changed my mind on JQP’s The view across the bar.
“Why Brown and Cameron are both wrong on nuclear weapons.” (Submitted by lizw via LibDig).

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

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