Author Archives: The Voice

WATCH: What does Hillary Clinton think of Nigel Farage?

Not a huge amount. Watch this video from ITV News.

Many of us will have found the sight of Farage speaking at a Donald Trump campaign rally pretty distasteful. Let’s hope that the American people keep turning away from Trump as they seem to be doing at the moment.

My worry is that as the campaign intensifies after next weekend’s Labor Day, Trump’s campaign will simply go after Hillary in every way that they can. They can’t win a clean campaign so they will fight as dirty as possible.

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Lib Dem Jobwatch Special: The ALDC edition

ALDC Master Logo (for screen)The Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors and Campaigners is recruiting. Here are the jobs they are currently advertising:

Campaigns Officer (Full Time, Manchester)

Local Government Scale SO1-SO2 (Currently £25,440 – £29,558)

Work with the leading campaigning organisation within the Liberal Democrats as one of our two national Campaigns Officers.

We are looking for someone who can bring their own campaigning experience and ideas –not necessarily gained within the Liberal Democrats – to help us enable Liberal Democrats to campaign effectively in our communities and win elections. Experience and ability around online campaigning will be an advantage.

Deadline for applications NOON 28 September 2016

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Reminder: Wikipedia editing event at National Liberal Club tomorrow

Last week, Kat Bavage told us about an event at the National Liberal Club in London tomorrow. Liberals will gather to pore over the NLC’s vast array of historical resources and edit Wikipedia entries to make sure that the Liberal and Liberal Democrat contribution to history is properly recorded. Kat said:

The irony is however that although very many people read Wikipedia’s content (half a billion people a month or thereabouts) very few actually engage in creating it. In the UK there are perhaps only around 15,000 editors, and of these the majority only occasionally chip in to correct a typo

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 bestMany thanks to the 11,300 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Book review: The Residence: Inside the private world of the White House (0 comments) by Caron Lindsay

How to leave the EU without invoking Article 50 (10 comments) by Simon Pike

What happened to sending £350 million a week to the NHS? (45 comments) by Anna Pitcher

There may be a snap election. Your country needs you to do your duty (21 comments) by Chris Key

Taking the time to grieve? (33 comments) by Mark Argent

Nuclear weapons policy: Multilateralism remains the most viable route (81 comments) by Toby Fenwick

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 bestMany thanks to the 14,636 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Tim Farron on grammar schools (214 comments) by Mary Reid

Invoking Article 50 could be a disaster for the UK (55 comments) by Paul Walter

Sal Brinton on Jeremy Corbyn (43 comments) by The Voice

Owen Smith fishing with his ‘rich Tory friends’ – when Twitter gets rather silly (11 comments) by Paul Walter

What happened to sending £350million a week to the NHS? (21 comments) by Anna Pitcher

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LDV at 10: Pick of the posts: The one with the Games Makers

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On 27th August, LDV will be 10 years old. In that time, we’ve brought you over 24,000 posts and published over 337,000 comments. Over the Summer holidays, we’ll take you on a nostalgic meander through a decade of Liberal Democrat history, seen through the eyes of our editors and contributors. We hope you enjoy our choices.

Continuing our Olympic themed weekend, four years ago, our Mary Reid spent two weeks as a Games Maker at the Paralympics. She wrote about her experiences and asked what the Liberal Democrats could learn from that.

Certainly, there has been more of an effort to engage and appreciate our volunteers at a national level since then, but there is always scope for improvement.

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LDV at 10: Pick of the posts: Looking back at London 2012

On 27th August, LDV will be 10 years old. In that time, we’ve brought you over 24,000 posts and published over 337,000 comments. Over the Summer holidays, we’ll take you on a nostalgic meander through a decade of Liberal Democrat history, seen through the eyes of our editors and contributors. We hope you enjoy our choices.

While we are all marvelling at the Olympic action in Rio, there is no way that the Games pack as big an emotional punch for British people as our home games four years ago. Even the most hard-hearted sceptic got totally caught up in the Games.

With all that’s happened since, many of us want to see that tolerant, inclusive, liberal vision set out in Danny Boyle’s amazing opening ceremony.  That Britain is still very much there, despite what has happened recently. Building that country that works for everyone is the only way to bring people back from listening to the voices of those who spread hatred and division.

Anyway, here is Stephen Tall’s take on Boyle’s opening ceremony. He made Danny Boyle his Liberal Hero of the Week.

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