Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #183

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 183rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (15th – 21st August, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

“The voting system is broken, back the Alternative”: ads to help win May’s voting referendum

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

Last month, The Voice asked the question, Can you design a poster to win the AV “Yes” campaign?, highlighting TakeBackParliament.com‘s competition to crowd-source the design talent of bloggers who support abolishing first-past-the-vote and replacing it with the Alternative Vote in readiness for next May’s referendum. The winner has now been announced (and sorry, guys, but […]

Kennedy defection rumours – another reason journalists are losing the public’s trust

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

So today, at last, the news media is finally reporting the pretty unsurprising news that Charles Kennedy, leader of the Lib Dems from 1999 to 2006, is not leaving the Lib Dems in 2010. Now it is of course the silly season, and we can easily write off this journalistic confection as mere desperation to […]

87% back Lib Dem Lynne’s rogue wheel clamping clamp-down

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

Lib Dem Voice reported earlier this week the news that Lynne Featherstone had secured government support for a new policy to ban wheel clamping and towing away of vehicles on private property, bringing England and Wales in line with Scotland. YouGov asked the following question directly of members of the public: The government have announced […]

Tessa Munt on being a newbie MP: “It’s a very serious job, but I’m having a ball.”

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2010

As this BBC Somerset report excitedly notes, Tessa Munt is “the first Liberal Democrat MP for Wells since World War II”, having defeated Tory incumbent David Heathcote-Amory in May. You can read here about how she’s settling into her new office (“The most important thing for me was making sure we were actually accessible from […]