Author Archives: Steven Haynes

Opinion: Let’s end the smoke filled rooms and make the party truly democratic

When Tim Gordon sent out an email announcing the results of the Federal Committee Elections he said:

The Liberal Democrats are a democratic party to the core, and your voting representatives have returned a set of committees which will ensure that members’ voices are heard at all levels of the party.

However, I look at the results as someone who is a member of Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform, a democracy activist who

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  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 27th Aug - 7:42pm
    @ Richard Dean, What is Vice News , Richard? The small bit I watched having followed the link seemed like a propaganda exercise to me.
  • User AvatarSteveL 27th Aug - 7:38pm
    Why can you not just donate to good causes without indulging in this ridiculous fad? Why worry about wasting an ice bucket of water when...
  • User AvatarSteveL 27th Aug - 7:32pm
    A very poorly managed debate that seemed to be used by the SNP to put forward their partisan view of an independent Scotland rather than...
  • User AvatarGlenn 27th Aug - 7:17pm
    Good stuff. I think what's really needed is to the gradual transformation of stable countries rather than an endless cycle of destabilisation based on a...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 27th Aug - 7:08pm
    I had the same impression of Lord of the Flies. And that there is a very un-Islamic demonization of others underlying much of what they...
  • User AvatarRoland 27th Aug - 6:53pm
    @Lester Holloway - "We don’t have any MPs from an ethnic minority…" There is nothing stopping women from ethnic minorities standing for selection... Perhaps EMLDs...