Author Archives: Will Howells

Something for the Weekend: Hail to the Chief

Tuesday sees the culmination of the latest US presidential election. With three days until polling day, Something for the Weekend returns for a one-off video – yes, I did say a video.

The sound you can hear at the beginning is hail – much better to be inside spouting a load of old nonsense for you than being pelted with ice. So make yourself a cup of tea and watch away…

Watch the featured videos in full:

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Ludford’s Law (well, Regulations)

I pondered on my blog at the weekend whether Baroness Ashton’s appoint as European Commissioner would require her to leave the House of Lords, and whether this might cause the Government to act to allow life peerages to be given up. This is similar to an issue which affects one of our MEPs, Baroness Ludford, because from next year Members of the European Parliament will not be allowed to sit in national parliaments (this came into force for the last European elections, but existing MEPs who were members of the House of Lords were given a free pass).

A well-informed …

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Final speeches from party conference

A final round-up of speeches by Shadow Cabinet members from party conference in Bournemouth. First off, here’s Shadow Chancellor and Deputy Leader Vince Cable:

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Party conference broadcast: online now

The Liberal Democrats’ latest party political broadcast will go out on TV across the country tonight to mark the end of conference, but you can watch it first right here.

Its themes link in with Nick’s conference speech: listening to people and tackling the economic pressures households are now under. Here it is:

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Chris Huhne on video

Alix has already blogged about Chris Huhne’s speech as Shadow Home Secretary, and you can now watch it in full right here on LDV thanks to the party’s YouTube feed:

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Norman Lamb: Making the NHS more efficient and accountable

The first of yesterday’s speeches from members of the party’s front bench team was by Norman Lamb, our Shadow Health Secretary. And, by the magic of teh internets, here it is:

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Final conference videos of the day

Here’s Susan Kramer’s childcare speech from yesterday afternoon:

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  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 24th Oct - 3:03pm
    Extra letters all over the place. Good lord, I'm inattentive today - better not admit what my day-job is. Sorry about that, Paul! If by...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 24th Oct - 2:55pm
    Malcolm It would be straight-forward to put in a Norway option as suggested by Michael BG. I would agree with that. No "s" in my...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 24th Oct - 2:51pm
    Denis My apologies for the extra 'n'! There's nothing wrong with a three-option referendum, but again (assuming that "stay in the EU" is to be...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 24th Oct - 2:48pm
    @ Malcolm Todd “there’s an unstated but unavoidable implication that there is some better alternative option on offer if you reject the one on the...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 24th Oct - 2:45pm
    @Jen "That’s no reason not to note that it is happening and look at what the government is or is not doing to counteract the...
  • User AvatarAndrew McCaig 24th Oct - 2:44pm
    Or even "propensity"??