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 AvatarGlenn 6th Dec - 2:23am
    If you ask me, and since you don't I'll answer anyway, if the pro EU case is that strong upon leaving the electorate will eventually...
  • User AvatarTynan 6th Dec - 1:47am
    Does anyone think that if Scotland or leave had won, that their liberal ideals would be supporting a further referendum within the timescale/s now being...
  • User AvatarTynan 6th Dec - 1:38am
    More heat than light on both sides here. I think the problem is that the government, and opposition never thought they would lose, therefore there...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 6th Dec - 12:50am
    Paul, Good on you and the Chesterfield team. I will get down one more time if I can.
  • User AvatarAl 6th Dec - 12:28am
    Interesting article but the arguments in it equally apply to the 2014 referendum. Indeed they apply even more so because Brexit fundamentally changes the situation...
  • User AvatarStephen Johnson 6th Dec - 12:12am
    It was most unfortunate that the Referendum so poorly planned. Half of us don’t want to be in the EU. Half of us do. What...