Category Archives: Lib Dem TV

Tim Farron talks about housing in his first party political broadcast

If you were travelling home from Conference on Wednesday afternoon, still excited by Tim Farron’s speech,  you may have missed his first party political broadcast. He repeated some of the themes from that speech, referring to his childhood and the importance of decent housing in a liberal society.

So here it is:

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Broadcast that underlines one of Tim’s big themes – the right to a decent home

The right for everyone to have a decent home is emerging as one of the big themes of Tim Farron’s leadership. It is the subject of his first Party Political Broadcast as leader, which you can view below. As well as packing a punch in terms of the theme, it is also a well presented broadcast. Tim is relaxed and seems normal.

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VIDEO: Last night’s conference rally in full

Click below to see last night’s “standing room only” conference rally.

The sequence of speakers is:

  • Party President Sal Brinton (don’t worry – the image of Sal appears after a bit)
  • New member, Amy Stuart, from Bristol
  • London Mayoral candidate, Caroline Pidgeon
  • New member Zack Polanski
  • London International Gospel Choir
  • Tim Pickstone
  • Party leader Tim Farron
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Charles Kennedy out-take on the romance of politics

This video hasn’t previously been available on the internet. Many thanks indeed to Conn O’Neill, Charles’ organizer, for providing it and allowing us to post it here and on YouTube.

Many photos of Charles Kennedy show him making someone laugh. Here he makes Willie Rennie laugh with a gentle remark in an out-take from a campaign video.

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Charles Kennedy from the top of a mountain on the positive case for Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom

This video hasn’t previously been available on the internet. Many thanks indeed to Conn O’Neill, Charles’ organizer, for providing it and allowing us to post it here and on YouTube.

At the top of Aonach Mor on 10th September, Charles Kennedy recorded this clip for a subsequent Scottish Liberal Democrats rally concerning the Scottish referendum.

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Fairer Taxes – Preview tonight’s Lib Dem Party Political Broadcast

Tonight’s Party Political Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats repeats the message that we have delivered a rise in the tax threshold, showing how people will benefit from this.

Nick Clegg says,

If you earn the minimum wage we have halved your Income Tax bill. And if you work tirelessly in a low-paid job, you’ll no longer pay any Income Tax at all.

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How would you use an extra £600? Preview tonight’s Lib Dem Party Political Broadcast

The latest Lib Dem Party Political Broadcast is airing tonight, with a variety of people telling how they’d use an extra £600 per year, thanks to Liberal Democrats cutting income tax:

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LDVideo: Nick Clegg – Governing Britain from the centre ground (speech and Q+A)

Here is the speech that Nick Clegg gave to Centreforum yesterday:

Here is the Q+A session that followed the speech:

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Danny Alexander: Your money, back where it belongs, in your pocket

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Winston Churchill: Tory or Liberal?

Winston Churchill“I am an English Liberal. I hate the Tory Party, their men, their words and their methods.” So said Winston Churchill in 1903.

As a Liberal, Churchill held high government office and, along with Lloyd George, was regarded as one of the driving forces of Asquith’s reforming administration. Was Liberalism his true political ideology? Or should we judge his position from his re-ratting in 1924 and his long association and later leadership of the Conservatives?

Those were the questions posed in the latest Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, held at the party’s spring conference. In case you were not at conference, or were there but not able to make it into the standing room only venue!, you can now watch the meeting online:

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Liberal Democrats Local Elections Broadcast 2012

Here is the Liberal Democrats’ 2012 English local election broadcast, first shown earlier this week.

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LDVideo: Jo Swinson’s Political Slot: The Liberal Democrats are in government on your side

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LDVideo: Nick Clegg “An extra £60 in your wages each month”

Earlier this week, Tim Farron emailed Lib Dem members with a sneak preview of the latest Party Political Broadcast. Here’s the full version in case you missed it on TV last night:

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A man, an eaten banana, a door, a piece of string and the leader of a political party

A man, an eaten banana, a door, a piece of string and the leader of a political party.

Each of them on their own are quite normal. Put them together however and you have still the most puzzling moment in a political video I’ve seen. Sure, there are the strange adverts, the bizarre adverts and the baffling adverts, but watch this film and wait for the moment 30 seconds or so in:

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Nick Clegg on the Andrew Marr Show tomorrow

Andrew Marr interviews Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg will be the main guest on tomorrow’s Andrew Marr Show, in the third of Marr’s major party leader New Year’s interviews.

You can watch the show 9am tomorrow on BBC1 or live online at the BBC website. Or catch it afterwards on BBC iPlayer.

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LDVideo: Nick Clegg visits Sheffield Forgemasters, launches £950m regional growth fund

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LDVideo: Tavish Scott in Scottish Lib Dems’ latest election broadcast

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LDVideo: Danny Alexander on the Government’s priorities for the budget

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LDVideo: Spring Conference speeches by Tim Farron and Nick Clegg

Videos of Tim Farron’s rally speech and Nick Clegg’s closing speech to Conference are now online:

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LDVideo: A fairer, more democratic, greener, liberal country

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The Heart of the Party: what the LibDems stand for, 1995 version

Back in 1995 the Liberal Democrats under Paddy Ashdown made a video explaining what the party stands for and why people should back it. If you’ve been around in the party a few years you can have some fun spotting familiar faces from 15 years ago (including a young Danny Alexander), and even if not it’s striking how well some of the points have aged:

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Susan Kramer for Mayor of London – the 2000 party political broadcast

Back in 2000, Susan Kramer was the first (and in many ways most successful) Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London. Here is her party political broadcast from that campaign, featuring several familiar faces including a young Mike Tuffrey and also Susan’s husband, John, who died tragically early in 2006:

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Vince is the business on the dance floor

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LDVideo: Andrew Stunell’s latest visit to Oldham East and Saddleworth

Government minister and Hazel Grove MP Andrew Stunell has already been to Oldham East and Saddleworth three weeks in a row to support Elwyn Watkins’ campaign and on his latest visit has recorded this message:

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LDVideo: “Come to Oldham” edition

A twin travelogue treat to tempt Lib Dems to go and help in the Oldham East and Saddleworth election rerun:

If you choose your delivery round carefully, you can see some pretty scenery in the constituency – Chris Davies MEP gives us a glimpse of the countryside while urging us to turn up soon:

Video also available on Youtube here.

Next, Lib Dem President-elect Tim Farron takes us behind the scenes at Campaign HQ – those leaflets won’t deliver themselves…

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Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be different: the second Lib Dem election broadcast

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Believe in Fairness

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Say goodbye to broken promises: the first Lib Dem election broadcast

Here it is:

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The Leaders’ Wives obsession: why it’s missing the point

Tonight it’s Nick Clegg’s turn for a Sunday evening party leader’s interview – with Mary Nightingale on ITV1 at 10:15pm.

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez (Nick’s wife) also appears in the programme. At first I was dismayed that Miriam might be wheeled out as yet another politician’s wife, dreading revelations about socks or other foundation garments

Until I watched her in this extract :

I don’t like that name: “political wife”. I’m the wife of a politician… I don’t have a role. I’m just married to him…

…It’s a personal choice and I think it’s perfectly possible to have a normal life

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Watch Nick Clegg on the BBC Politics Show tomorrow

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will take part in a special Politics Show debate this Sunday, meeting undecided voters and trying to win them over for the Lib Dems.

Wonders the BBC website:

Will they be won over or continue to waver?

And once he has answered the questions that the people want to ask, will they prove to be the answers they want to hear?

Watch Nick on the Politics Show at noon, Sunday 21st March, BBC ONE.

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    Seeing this within a Scottish context, which we have to, it made no sense to use the tax raising powers in place from the Scottish...
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    When the General Public, read articles on Independent online such as the one headlined, 'Nick Clegg was actually keen to treble university tuition fees former...
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    David Evans, From the comments I have heard over the past five years, that is my conclusion. Comments such as "I never thought that, when...
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    This is a displacement activity story that get away from the real reason we have only 8 MPs (summarised well by David Evans)
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    @John Marriott “The problem lay in many respects in the fact that most electors did not understand how coalitions worked.” So your answer is, blame...
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    I agree . I think an SNP win was desirable for the Conservative's because it helped to discredit the Lib Dems and Labour. The wider...