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Brexit: The betting on what will happen next

CGP Grey is an Irish American You Tuber and podcaster. He’s done some excellent animated YouTube videos which explain complex issues very quickly. I recommend viewing his masterpiece on what would happen if the USA’s presidential electoral college is tied, and his corker on the Canadian-USA border. They are both priceless.

CGP Grey has now turned his attention to the Brexit options. He talks very fast on this following video. In fact, I don’t remember him talking this fast on any of his previous videos. He talks faster than the actors on West Wing. In 6’57” he beautifully explains the Brexit scenario and the post-Brexit options. It really is brilliant.

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Tweets from the campaign trail: Snow edition

All over the country, Liberal Democrats have been campaigning today, some of them in the snow. Here are some of the icy tweets. Thankfully, the reception on the doorsteps was much warmer.

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A funny BBC captioning fail…

Since he became leader, Tim Farron has been confused with Michael Fallon and today a BBC New Channel caption labelled maverick Eurosceptic Tory MP Michael Fabricant as Tim Farron. I wonder which of them was more embarrassed by the error.

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The Lib Dem Press Office gets sassy

I have no idea who had the Lib Dem Press Office Twitter account tonight, but they need to have it more often. They had certainly had their Weetabix this morning and took on all-comers:

 

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Manifesto 2015: Join the debate

Following David Laws’ call for proposals for the Liberal Democrats’ 2015 Manifesto, the first submissions from members are now up on the Manifesto Website.

Watch this space for more members’ ideas to be discussed. Or submit your own idea and maybe you’ll see it up there soon!

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Opinion: No social media identity? Be very afraid

Twitter logoYesterday the government chief scientist issued a thoughtful Foresight report on social media and social identity. It has important implications for political campaigning. For those in a hurry, here is the main message in a tweet:

@andybodders No online identity? You will fade out of existence #beveryafraid

The report uses rather more eloquent words to express this:

As people have become accustomed to switching seamlessly between the

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Now here’s a good email to send to local members and supporters

Top marks Haringey Liberal Democrats for taking up my idea on this (properly formatted version here). Simple, practical and providing people with useful information:

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  • User AvatarBarry Snelson 28th Sep - 2:10pm
    Paul, I align with Glenn here. I think the op-ed you penned here triggers a debate beyond Trump's chances but moves into segmentation, and thus...
  • User AvatarBernard Salmon 28th Sep - 2:06pm
    I wonder whether Trump managed to damage himself with those non-college-educated whites with his debate performance. I suspect not many of them, especially those who...
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    Only thing, the self same baby boomers voted heavily in favour of joining the community in 1975.
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    J Dunn - all the people I know (and they are few and far between) that do something like that are locums - they aren't...
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    @Tsar Nicholas "Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. Trump’s response to the question contained the following paragraph: 'I looked the other night. I...
  • User AvatarGlenn 28th Sep - 12:58pm
    Paul. I'm not interested in a detailed breakdown of anyone' s supporters because it's almost invariably used to undermine those voters.. It like when people...