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The Independent View: Why Ed Davey should support Tim Yeo for the sake of our energy and environment’

Wind turbine - Some rights reserved by thomas vlIt feels very odd praising a Conservative MP on a Lib Dem website as a member of the Labour party, but that’s exactly what I’m doing today.

The Conservative MP Tim Yeo is taking a principled stand on the Energy Bill and plans to include a ‘decarbonisation target’ amendment as the Bill gets debated in Parliament. He says the Treasury must stop supporting gas and focus on getting a significant percentage of our all electricity from clean sources by 2030.

He told a group of energy investors (FT) in the City:

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A liberal conspiracy?

I approach this guest article for Liberal Democrat Voice with some trepidation, not least because when I introduced the launch of Liberal Conspiracy a few months ago, it was greeted with some scepticism amongst Lib Dem bloggers. Jonathan Calder called it “a conspiracy against Liberals”, Joe Otten calls us the Lefty Conspiracy and, at worst case, Alix Mortimer said it could be “a plot to draw Liberal Democrats towards Labour”.

There’s no doubt British politics is an incredibly tribal affair and this is reflected in the fact that all our prominent political blogs are tightly aligned …

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  • User AvatarMavarine Du-Marie 23rd May - 9:39am
    It has taken me along time to come to my own worldview on this topic without being swept away by anothers ideology etc.,. And I’ve...
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    TCO 23rd May '15 - 6:56am @Mark Argent that’s a very perceptive analysis. There’s a seductive line of thought that wishes to “takes us back...
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    we don't need Ad-Lib or a return to LD News, but progress to a new monthly publication, free to every member that makes us feel...
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    standard Tory line is to accuse everyone else of 'playing politics'. But the key is that they play 'us-v-the rest', which is how we should...
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    These polls can lead to complacency. So beware!
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    Thanks Hannah for mentioning 'Catalan liberal independents' - not three words we normally group together. I will come back to them in a moment. Yesterday...
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