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Well that’s one way to say goodbye to your colleague….

Clarkey Cat Carmichael onesieAdam Clarke, the Scottish Party’s rugby playing Director of Communications left this week. We will miss him.

Normally when you leave, you get a present and lots of kind words are said about you. That all happened with Adam, but his colleagues went one step further.

They gave the Herald newspaper the rather fetching photograph of Adam in his going away present from his previous job,  researcher for Alistair Carmichael. You can only hope that the Orkney and Shetland MP gave him something more than a onesie with his face on it. Let’s hope it was to cushion the many bottles of Orkney whiskies Scapa and Highland Park that accompanied them.

The photo of Alistair was, I think, taken for Liberal Youth’s Bears for Belarus campaign back in 2012.

One particular colleague grassed up to the Herald another memorable Clarke moment.

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Canada-EU non-deal – dramatic collapse of the shining example for a post-Brexit future held up by the leavers

Business Insider UK reports:

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Tim Farron: Theresa May is putting views of hardline Brexiteers first

Commenting on Theresa May’s first European Council summit, where her short statement on Brexit was reportedly met with silence from other EU leaders, Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron said:

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Lib Dems win seat from Tories in Yorkshire

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Lib Dems up 6% in St Albans by-election

Lib Dem hold. Many congratulations to Councillor Ellie Hudspith!

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++Lib Dems gain council seat in North Cornwall

Many congratulations to Leigh Frost and team on winning a seat on Bodmin Town Council in St Leonard’s ward. The by-election was caused by the resignation of a Conservative councillor, and was hotly, but unsuccessfully, contested by the Labour party.

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Government agrees to Lib Dem proposals to pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men

Excellent news of a Lib Dem victory reaches the Voice:

Liberal Democrat peer, John Sharkey, whose Private Member’s Bill was instrumental in securing a pardon for Alan Turing, has today reached an agreement with the Government which will grant a posthumous pardon to thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under long abolished sexual offence laws. Those similarly convicted but still alive will also receive pardons if they have successfully applied for a disregard or in future successfully apply for a disregard under the Protection of Freedoms Act.

The Government will add their name to the Liberal Democrat amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill that when passed will finally grant this pardon to thousands of people.


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