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The dog who became President and Community Politics: posts of the week

Welcome to my weekly round-up of two blogging highlights from the past week: the post that I found most interesting or enjoyable to write and the post from someone else that I found most interesting or entertaining.

A post from me…

Community politics: is it set to disappear as a core Lib Dem belief?

A search on Nick Clegg’s Deputy Prime Minister website at the time of writing turns up no results for “Community Politics”.

Looking through the speeches from Nick Clegg on the party’s own website, which has the more party-political speeches, there is just the one mention in a Clegg speech I can find – from September 2008. It’s a good speech and is headlined “I want us to reinvent community politics for a new generation” but that sentence in the speech itself is neither preceded nor succeeded by very much about the topic itself. And it’s only the one speech.

Read the full post about community politics here.

… and a post from someone else

Civic Association Accidentally Elects Dog As President

This past election, to make the meeting move faster, only the names and qualifications of the candidates were announced. Running for president, Ms. Beatha Lee was described as a relatively new resident, interested in neighborhood activities and the outdoors, who had experience in Maine overseeing an estate of 26 acres.

I think you can guess what comes next…

Read the full post here.

Spotted any other great posts this week that I may have missed? Let me know in the comments.

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