Category Archives: Friday Five

The LDV Friday Five: 14 June 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Ashcroft’s latest poll: a couple of interesting findings about the Lib Dems (39 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Unpaid internships: Tim Farron replies (23 comments) by Tim Farron MP
  3. The Lib Dem narrative dilemma: forget about 2010, start looking forward to 2015 (47 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 7 June 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. The “affair” is none of our business – but how did it get in the papers anyway? (53 comments) by Caron Lindsay
  2. Mercer affair can only help Nick Clegg’s quest for lobbying transparency and recalling MPs (9 comments) by The Voice
  3. Would PR spell the end of the Liberal Democrats? (32 comments) by The Voice
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The LDV Friday Five: 31 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Simon Hughes MP writes…My vote on the same sex marriage bill (92 comments) by Simon Hughes
  2. Jo Swinson: Don’t tell your kids they’re beautiful, they’ll get issues (41 comments) by The Voice
  3. A short history of the market (36 comments) by Anthony Hawkes
  4. Opinion: Liberal Democrats for a Republic (50 comments) by Matthew Hulbert
  5. Is it time for retailers to lose the Lads’ Mags (38 comments) by

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The LDV Friday Five: 24 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. 11 Liberal Democrat MPs vote for registrars to be exempt from marrying same sex couples ( 68 comments) by Caron Lindsay
  2. The Sun story about Chris Huhne that was a total invention (and which the other papers happily copied ( 15 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. How Liberal Democrat MPs voted on Same Sex Marriage Bill amendments ( 11 comments) by Caron Lindsay
  4. Same sex Marriage Bill: another

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The LDV Friday Five: 17 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Vince Cable: we will force a referendum vote in Parliament (30 comments) by Vince Cable MP
  2. Clegg leadership plot: Gove’s ‘crazy grenade’ detonates, briefly, before Tories revert to arguing about Europe (31 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Ukip surge to 18% in latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 11% (38 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 10 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Local elections 2013: Summary of overnight Council results (25 comments) by Caron Lindsay
  2. What the 2013 local elections mean – for the Lib Dems and the next election (and beyond) (79 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Local elections 2013 live blog….. (19 comments) by The Voice
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The LDV Friday Five: 3 May 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Nick Clegg MP writes… The Labour and Tory exodus (79 comments) by Nick Clegg MP
  2. While David Cameron and Owen Jones unite in favour of universal benefits, I want us to get explicit about why redistribution matters to society (27 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. What will happen to the Lib Dems in Thursday’s local elections? (25 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 26 April 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. The Economist’s political map of the UK: the north/south divide revealed (35 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. How a spreadsheet error has wrecked the world economy… or not (74 comments) by Joe Otten
  3. How Thatcherite are you? (27 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 19 April 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Rebecca Taylor MEP writes…Electronic Cigarettes: No smoke, but lots of fiery debate (24 comments) by Rebecca Taylor MEP
  2. Julian Huppert writes…Update on the Defamation Bill (15 comments) by Julian Huppert MP
  3. Ding Dong & Mrs T. It’s simple: don’t buy it and don’t ban it (47 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 12 April 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Opinion: Dr Strangelove: or how I got utterly fed up with the Left (118 comments) by Jack Williams
  2. RIP Margaret Thatcher (42 comments) by The Voice
  3. Paddy Ashdown pays tribute to Margaret Thatcher (and shows Nick how it’s done) (66 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 5 April 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Secret Lib Dem-UKIP talks revealed (16 comments) by The Voice
  2. A reply to Dan Hodges: why it’s not surprising some Tories aren’t bothered about winning in 2015 (9 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 29 March 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock (ahem, ish). Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Nick Clegg’s illiberal hat-trick: now immigration joins ‘secret courts’ and media regulation on the pyre (134) by Stephen Tall
  2. Boris has a right Mair in live BBC interview (18) by Stephen Tall
  3. Opinion: Taking minimum wage work out of tax would deliver the Living Wage (15) by Adam Corlett
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The LDV Friday Five: 22 March 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. I’m a liberal and I’m against this sort of thing. Leveson-style press regulation, that is (as well as secret courts) (67 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Opinion: The ‘Bedroom Tax’ does not pass the Fairer Society test (47 comments) by John Coburn
  3. Opinion: Time for Liberal Democrats to consider new claims about climate change (72 comments) by Michael Taylor
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The LDV Friday Five: 15 March 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Jo Shaw quits Lib Dems in protest at leadership’s pro-secret courts position (25) by Stephen Tall
  2. Losing one of our best….an appreciation of Jo Shaw (91) by Caron Lindsay
  3. Vince Cable on Labour’s opposition day debate on Mansion tax (62) by Helen Duffett
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The LDV Friday Five: 8 March 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Eastleigh by-election: my first thoughts (80 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Three things the Liberal Democrats must learn from Eastleigh (50 comments) by Caron Lindsay
  3. Nick Clegg’s son to go to state secondary school (204 comments) by Caron Lindsay
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The LDV Friday Five: 22 February 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. What Google reveals about the current state of play in Eastleigh (7 comments) by Mark Pack
  2. Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (19 Feb) (6 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Half a defence of John O’Farrell’s comments on Margaret Thatcher (64 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 15 February 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Mike Thornton selected for Lib Dems in Eastleigh (37 comments) by Helen Duffett
  2. +++ Neck and neck: first Eastleigh constituency poll (47 comments) by Mark Pack
  3. Three things we’ve learned from today’s opinion polls (115 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 8 February 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. The end of Chris Huhne’s career in politics: initial reactions (74 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Equal marriage: 2 Lib Dem MPs against and a further 9 (or 10) Missing In Action (164 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Eastleigh by-election (24 comments) by Mary Reid
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The LDV Friday Five: 1 February 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Has it all gone Jenny Tonge for David Ward? (87 comments) by Mark Valladares
  2. Labour party ‘gerrymandering’: recalling the only occasion in a century when a party has interfered with electoral boundaries (54 comments) by Simon McGrath
  3. Nick Clegg’s son’s schooling is none of your business (130 comments) by Nick Thornsby
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The LDV Friday Five: 25 January 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Opinion: it’s no good counting on those rose-tinted spectacles (138 comments) by Richard Morris
  2. Sheffield Labour councillor opposes own decision (12 comments) by Joe Otten
  3. Northern council cuts are Labour’s choice – it’s that straightforward! (28 comments) by David Hennigan
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The LDV Friday Five: 18 January 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. And the winner of our Liberal Voice of the Year award is… Sam Bowman (64 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Opinion: Liberals must learn the lessons of Thatcher (63 comments) by David Thorpe
  3. Jessops – is administration a euphemism for obliteration? (14 comments) by Mark Blackburn
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The LDV Saturday Six: 12 Jan 2013

sixIt’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Sorry, let’s try that one again… It’s Saturday. It’s 12 noon (ish). Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

6 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. ++ Government wins vote on Benefits Uprating Bill; 6 Lib Dem MPs rebel (83) by Stephen Tall
  2. So, about that Lib Dem wipeout in 2015 then… (84) by Stephen Tall
  3. LibLink… Nick Clegg: Labour need to tell us what they would cut (90) by The Voice
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The LDV Friday Five: 4 January 2013

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year? (25 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. So you think Ukip are the new third party? Let’s have a look at the data… (75 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Which Lib Dem minister had the worst year? Here’s what party members think… (9 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 21 December 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. A Christmas Carol. Stave One: Mensch’s Ghost (5 comments) by Andy Boddington
  2. Y’know those stories about the death of the Lib Dems? Turns out, they might’ve been exaggerated… (57 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. Did you know the Lib Dems have lost half a million voters to Ukip? Here’s what I think it means. (48 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 23 November 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Ed Balls: My starting point is we are going to have keep all the cuts (32 comments) by Mark Pack
  2. My ‘Super Thursday’ Lib Dem post mortem (61 comments) by Stephen Tall
  3. The other local elections: Lib Dems gain five and hold three (28 comments) by Helen Duffett
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The LDV Friday Five: 16 November 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. ++ SHOCK! HORROR! LIB DEM MP CAUGHT UP IN NEW EXPENSES ROW! (22 comments) by Stephen Tall
  2. Federal Committee Election results 2012 (20 comments) by Helen Duffett
  3. Majority of Lib Dems support ‘No more page 3’ campaign (but big differences between women/men’s views on issue) (26 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 9 November 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

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The LDV Friday Five: 2 November 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

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The LDV Friday Five: 26 October 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Opinion: Where now on Electoral Reform? (France!) (67 comments) by Mark Wright
  2. Why the Lib Dems are standing for barely half the elected police commissioner posts (19 comments) by Stephen Tall
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The LDV Friday Five: 19 October 2012

It’s Friday. It’s five o’clock. Here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:

5 most-read stories on LDV this week

  1. Vince Cable MP writes… My view on George Osborne’s employee ownership scheme (73 comments) by Vince Cable MP
  2. Opinion: Clegg’s cock-up over Page 3 – he should sign the “No More Page Three” petition now (58 comments) by Daisy Cooper
  3. Opinion: Britain should join the Euro (157 comments) by Geoff Crocker
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