Caron’s LDV Pick of the Year Part 1

It’s the time of year to be nostalgic and I thought I’d add my pick of Liberal Democrat Voice posts to that of Mary Reid the other day. My original plan was to pick one post for each month, but  there were a couple of months where I couldn’t choose which one to pick, so I decided to pick two and allow myself the luxury of an extra post next week. Many of the posts I’ve chosen are not the burning issues of the day, but thoughtful, considered posts that I felt deserved another airing. So here we go with the first six months.

January

Ros Scott gave some fascinating insights into life in India and argued that the Government must deal with corruption.

Sticking with an international theme, Willis Pickard said that Liberal Democrats should support Somaliland’s case for international recognition.

February

Former MEP Elspeth Attwooll reflected on half a century in the party.

Ewan Hoyle wrote about the idea of reviving community spirit with time-banking.

March

Ross Finnie is a huge loss from the Scottish Parliament. It was great to have him write for LDV on why all Liberal Democrats should campaign for a federal UK.  It would be great if the Federal UK family could debate this in Glasgow at Autumn Conference next year.

Lynne Featherstone wrote about how the Government was delivering for women.

April

Suzanne Fletcher wrote about the frankly horrific experience of people going through the asylum system.

George Potter went to Strasbourg and found it “confusing, costly and bureaucratic” yet inspiring, too.

May

Daisy Cooper argues that individual freedom and power is the Liberal Democrats’ core message and should be at the heart of all we do.

Hywel Morgan rides a coach and horses through the arguments for conference accreditation.

June

Iain Roberts reminds us that there’s a bit of a gap between what Labour say now and what they did in Government and pledged to do if re-elected.

Sara Bedford paid heartfelt tribute to Nikki Thomson, a much loved Liberal Democrat member, wise head and friend.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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