Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #167

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 167th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (25th April – 1st May, 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. Evening Standard: Lib Dem surge could transform London
on Jonathan Calder’s Liberal England.
Capital, just capital.

2. “The Lib-Dems would win … Ealing Central & Acton” – Evening Standard Poll on Jon Ball’s blog.
Can you help Jon win? Then him.

3. Banksy and the Liberal Democrats on Andrew Reeves’ Running blog.
The Big Mo Graffito.

4. Lib Dems aggressively expand targeting strategy against Conservatives and Labour by Mark Pack on Lib Dem Voice.
Dr Pack reads the campaigning runes.

5. Vote Clegg – get Maggie’s support by Sara Bedford on Lib Dem Voice.
The latest instalment in the Mail’s war on modern women.

6. Paxman gets a taste of his own medicine
on Tom King’s The World Forgetting, the World Forgot.
This is what happens when you get lazy. It’s not been Paxo’s best election campaign.

7. Why Bigotgate matters on Mark Thompson’s Mark Reckons.
Gordon’s gaffe revealed the real Brown.

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. Yes, Duncan, it is worth voting. – every single vote counts this time!
on Caron Lindsay’s Caron’s Musings.
“Caron bang on the money here urging everyone to vote pointing out how every Lib Dem vote cast will add more pressure for change to the electoral system regardless of the seat it is cast in.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

9. A very good case for Tom Bradby to be added to the Slapometer
on Paul Walter’s Liberal Burblings.
“Paul nails ITV News’ Political Editor Tom Bradby’s rather bizarre comments about electoral reform which could have been straight from the Tory Party playbook.” (Submitted by MarkThompson via LibDig).

10. Not a good day for the Conservatives – one former candidate endorses the Liberal Democrats as one candidate is suspended on Andrew Reeves’ Running blog.
“Not a great day for the Scottish Conservatives today, firstly Chris Walker, the former Conservative candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk comes out to back Liberal Democrats Michael Moore to win and then only hours later North Ayshire & Arran Conservative candidate Philip Lardner is suspended over his homophobic views.” (Submitted by andrew.reeves via LibDig).

11. The Daily Mail are pants
on Sara Bedford’s Always win when you’re singing
“Is it a reporter? Or a pervert? You decide.” (Submitted by markpack via LibDig).

12. I am an Easter European on elmyra’s livejournal
“A much needed perspective on the bigoted woman debacle.” (Submitted by scmjerram via LibDig).

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

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