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The end of another day. Next week, hopefully, you’ll have Caron back…

And so, another eventful day is over. I placed my first correspondent into permanent moderation, and kept the show on the road as far as possible. I leave you with the thoughts of the President of the ALDE Group in the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt, who is clearly looking forward to negotiations on Brexit…

It does appear that Boris hasn’t worked out …

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Welcome to my day (again) – 16 November 2016

Yes, another day. The LDV team are still a bit short-handed, and so I’m back in harness again this week.

It’s been another tough week for Theresa May’s administration, with suggestions that they haven’t got a plan yet, and that thousands more civil servants will be needed to deliver Brexit. I dimly recall that part of the problem with Europe was that there were too many bureaucrats… Ah well, at least we can be assured by the competence that they’ve displayed so far… Perhaps not.

There will be more news from Europe, as Guy Verhofstadt gently chides Boris Johnson on how Brexit …

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Welcome to my day (and what a day it’s going to be) – 9 November 2016

The tombstone of Susan B Anthony, the great campaigner for women's suffrage, covered in "I voted" stickers The tombstone of Susan B Anthony, the great campaigner for women’s suffrage, covered in “I voted” stickersBack again for another stint, as Caron is still quite rightly focused on Bob, and I suppose that it’s appropriate that a member of the Party’s International Relations Committee should be at the wheel today. As I write, polling stations are beginning to close across the United States, and, as the end of what can only be described as one …

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Welcome to my day: 2 November 2016

Good morning, readers, and welcome. I’m your locum day editor, here to support the LDV team for a little while, especially whilst Caron is otherwise occupied. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a former day editor and Readers’ Editor (an experiment to see if a different way of handling reader complaints and queries might work – it didn’t really…). But enough about me, what have we got for you today?

We’ll be covering the elections to the Bureau of the ALDE Party (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe), the pan-European liberal party of which the Liberal …

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 bestMany thanks to the visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

++BREAKING NEWS : Zac Goldsmith has resigned as MP for Richmond Park (77 comments) by Mary Reid

Brexit is a war already lost (54 comments) by Phil Aisthorpe

In the mayoral election, why did Zac Goldsmith get such a low vote in his own backyard? (13 comments) by Lester Holloway

Oppose Brexit – it’s bad for the country

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Would you like to organise fringe meetings for LDV?

(C) Manny Begum Yasadein PhotographyLib Dem Voice has run some cracking fringe meetings at Federal Conferences in the past, including the Blogger of the Year awards – the BOTYs.  Even Tim Farron won one. The awards seem to have run into the ground, mainly because there are now so many forms of social media and it is difficult to capture good practice in all of them.

But we do want to reboot our presence on the fringe, and we are looking for someone to join the LDV team in order to take on the job of organising fringe meetings in future. There is no requirement to write for LDV, although we certainly wouldn’t stop you!

We’ve drawn up a job description:

Fringe meetings manager

LDV is looking for a volunteer to join our team in order to organise fringe meetings at Spring and Autumn Federal conferences.

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LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 bestMany thanks to the 14,700  visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

Lib Dems GAIN council seat from Labour in Sheffield (24 comments) by Caron Lindsay

A bizarre, but welcome, loophole for students in the new BBC iPlayer licence rules (15 comments) by Paul Walter

Clegg in the Guardian: “Why on earth would you not want to try and do s**t?” (151 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Tim Farron MP writes…A Liberal Democrat plan for Britain in Europe  (72 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Tim Farron to launch Lib Dem plan for Britain in Europe (24 comments) by Caron Lindsay

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