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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

Posted in Op-eds and Party policy and internal matters | Tagged and | 32 Comments
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  • User AvatarPeter 18th Dec - 9:11pm
    Roland, you are being too kind. He means the EU all right, from the title to the end of his article. As you can tell,...
  • User AvatarTim13 18th Dec - 9:02pm
    Thanks, refitman, I understand now. Certainly Michael Green's inventions and porkies are pretty legendary these days! Caron - you have not returned to answer virtually...
  • User AvatarRoland 18th Dec - 8:51pm
    Peter - You are right the review was gave the answer Vince wanted, it only looked at the way the government owned shares were sold...
  • User AvatarErnstRemarx 18th Dec - 8:49pm
    Nice one Caron, nothing like putting lipstick on a pig to make it look, er, like a pig wearing lipstck. If you've read - and...
  • User Avatarrefitman 18th Dec - 8:48pm
    @JohnTilley they spend the first 4 years blaming everything on their predecessors and thereby get away with it. "The mess Labour left" - yep, gotten...
  • User AvatarRoland 18th Dec - 8:43pm
    It is clear in his article, William Wallace is confusing 'Europe' and the 'EU', they are different. Like many, I'm for the UK being part...