Monthly Archives: October 2010

1st  “Shocking 37% rape increase in London”…or is it? (6) by Iain Roberts
  Police question David Mundell over election expenses (3) by Mark Pack
  Thinking of standing for election or re-election next year? The questions you should ask yourself (5) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Big Society is a Big Opportunity for Liberal Democrats (12) by Andrew Stunell MP
  Opinion: What’s a “fair” cut? (10) by Mark Wright
  Ed Miliband, unions and money (19) by Mark Pack
  An old Liberal Democrat policy rides again courtesy of Iain Duncan Smith (UPDATED) (16) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: can social partnership agreements be part of the deficit solution? (2) by David Thorpe
  Opinion: Let’s talk about Europe (14) by Laurie Eggleston
  The LDV Friday Five: 1 Oct 2010 (4) by Helen Duffett
  LDV doesn’t do statporn, but if we did (September ’10) (0) by Stephen Tall
2nd  The Saturday Debate: Local government is to the Lib Dems what the unions are to Labour and big business is to the Tories (23) by Stephen Tall
  Annette Brooke wins MP of the Year (4) by Mark Pack
  The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Private Secretaries (10) by Mark Pack
  Councils to be banned from lobbying at party conferences (9) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: will the Minimum Wage have to be reduced or dispensed with? (64) by John Roffey
  Opinion: a party in denial – Labour’s soap opera (68) by Matthew Gaughan
3rd  Promising news on welfare spending as major reforms set for go-ahead (24) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: return to your trattoria and prepare for tagliatelle (13) by Hamish Renton
  Clegg’s role in IDS’s welfare reform plans (13) by Stephen Tall
  Ken Clarke: the sixth Lib Dem cabinet minister (25) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: hitting the campaign trail? Check your facts first. (8) by Chris White
  Why not make speed cameras reward good drivers? (36) by Mark Pack
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #189 (0) by Stephen Tall
4th  Chris Bowers to write Nick Clegg’s biography (2) by Stephen Tall
  Government moves to relax copyright on public information (6) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: we ignore these voters at our peril (7) by Allan Siao Ming Witherick
  Met Police and Home Office put on special measures for breaking rules (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: low-paying companies should contribute to the welfare pot (17) by Simon Gamble
  Jeremy Ambache joins the race to be Lib Dem London Mayoral candidate (0) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: good and bad reasons for backing Ken (10) by John Pugh MP
  London Mayor campaign update: three runners, one clear leader on Facebook (7) by Mark Pack
5th  Child benefit: the cutting debate (127) by Iain Roberts
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (0) by The Voice
  Choosing Parliamentary candidates isn’t just about the individual; it’s also about the team (7) by Mark Pack
  The Ryder Cup – celebrating a Liberal invention (1) by Sara Bedford
  Tenant tax to be scrapped (another Lib Dem manifesto commitment delivered) (8) by Helen Duffett
  Capping total benefit entitlements – right or wrong? (142) by Iain Roberts
  Opinion: my Guardian drugs surprise (10) by Ewan Hoyle
  How to get Lib Dem Voice by email (0) by Mark Pack
  The Independent View: Conservatives admit their role in election attacks on Clegg (48) by Phil Cowley
  Opinion: the Tories should be supporting voting reform (27) by Lauren Keith
  Baroness Floella Benjamin’s maiden speech (2) by Floella Benjamin
6th  83% support child benefit cut (23) by Iain Roberts
  Lords reform: 100 years in the making, another 50 to go? (15) by Mark Pack
  Oakeshott: New tax only way to end bank bonus culture (10) by Sara Bedford
  Opinion: Bovine TB eradication must be science-led (12) by Andrew George MP
  Is there still inequality in the workplace? (8) by Mark Pack
  Were the Lib Dems the conference media winners? (7) by Iain Roberts
  Opinion: is a Labour-led coalition possible? (91) by Matt Gallagher
  Ed Miliband campaign chief broke rules for MPs (15) by Mark Pack
7th  How regressive is the VAT rise? (94) by Iain Roberts
  The Cabinet Office’s IT plans (5) by Mark Pack
  The Independent View: Honouring our refugee protection commmitments (3) by Marilyn Croser
  Public sector pensions: John Hutton’s views so far (36) by Mark Pack
  The Independent View: Clegg must play his cards right on student fees (38) by William Cullerne Bown
  Opinion: Labour leadership voters may have favoured Balls over the Milibands (4) by Malcolm Wood
  Woolas trial: court delays verdict (7) by Kevin Peters
  Opinion: it’s not the economy, stupid (32) by Simon de Deney
8th  9 Steps to Work Less and Do More: tips from Stever Robbins (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Ed wants to steal our clothes (40) by Richard Morris
  Opinion: science should be protected from the cuts (22) by Ed Long
  Opinion: what can Lord Ashcroft tell us about Lib Dem voters? (15) by Simon McGrath
  The Independent View: surveillance lessons from Birmingham (4) by James Elsdon-Baker
9th  The Saturday Debate: who is middle class? (13) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Child Benefit policy is within the great Liberal tradition (136) by David Thorpe
  Congratulations to Alex Foster from all at Lib Dem Voice (0) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: the Coalition’s £7 billion hit on families (36) by Mike Bell
  Huhne scorns tax breaks for married couples as “flag-waving” (6) by Stephen Tall
  Prosecutors set to decide on whether David Mundell should face election expense charges (0) by Mark Pack
  LDV Saturday caption competition: “Clegg and Hughes side by side” edition (18) by Stephen Tall
  Vince: why I’m saying ‘No’ to the graduate tax (97) by Stephen Tall
10th  Opinion: time to take on the Thing (19) by David Boyle
  Mail readers attack paper’s ‘Hypocrisy’ slurs on Nick Clegg (41) by Stephen Tall
  How the media loves mixed messages (when they suit their own message) (13) by Stephen Tall
  John Pugh MP writes… What I have learned from ‘The Mafia’ (7) by John Pugh MP
  The unusual pattern of coalition splits and tensions (9) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Interview with Lib Dem Tower Hamlets’ mayoral candidate John Griffiths (0) by NewsHound
11th  Nick Clegg averted the axe from over-16s’ child benefit (9) by Helen Duffett
  It’s not a science journalism problem, it’s a journalism problem (2) by Mark Pack
  The Browne Review and university funding: what’s likely to happen next… (41) by Stephen Tall
  Tim Farron: my six commitments to the Liberal Democrats (17) by Tim Farron MP
  LibLink: Danny Alexander – “People should judge me on what I deliver” (4) by Helen Duffett
  Susan Kramer unlikely to re-stand in Richmond Park (4) by Helen Duffett
  London Lib Dem Mayoral candidate “applied to High Court” over non-approval (8) by The Voice
  Andrew Marr: a little bit of a hypocrite (18) by Stephen Tall
  Ed Miliband’s home affairs appointments: can we really take him seriously on civil liberties? (14) by Stephen Tall
12th  The Liberal Democrats must not become the battered wives of British politics (72) by Sara Bedford
  Government scraps target – Met Police sets up new committee (0) by Mark Pack
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #190 (1) by Stephen Tall
  When good intentions go bad: the Tower Hamlets Mayoral election (4) by Mark Pack
  The Browne Report is published: Lib Dems begin to respond… (33) by Stephen Tall
  Simon Hughes pays tribute to Claire Rayner (3) by Helen Duffett
  Don Foster MP speaks out against homophobia in football (0) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: the Browne report should be voted down (82) by Elaine Bagshaw
  Vince Cable’s statement on tuition fees (151) by The Voice
  What is happening with ending child detention in immigration cases? (7) by Mark Pack
13th  Mike Hancock MP’s personal statement about police questioning (16) by Helen Duffett
  Paperwork gone mad at the Ministry of Justice (6) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: we won’t be able to please many of the people for much of the time (13) by John Roffey
  Mike Hancock arrested on suspicion of indecent assault (8) by The Voice
  The Independent View: why Lib Dems can’t let democracy fail (3) by Jacquie Reed
  The Independent View: Political Innovation No.6 – Citizen control of personal data (2) by The Voice
  Opinion: Higher Education should be like the NHS, free at the point of use (24) by Richard Davis
  Nick Clegg writes to Lib Dem MPs over tuition fees (180) by The Voice
  Caron Lindsay to guest edit Liberal Democrat Voice tomorrow (4) by Mark Pack
  PMQs: Ed Miliband finally grows out of Pampers (50) by Paul Walter
  Federal Policy Committee confirms party’s tuition fee pledge (17) by Helen Duffett
14th  Lib Dems and tuition fees: members’ survey now live (1) by Stephen Tall
  Presidential prospects, passionate debate and poll confidence – a day of inspiration, optimism and hope (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: A first timer’s guide to Scottish Lib Dem Conference 2010 (0) by Paul Freeman
  Opinion: We are a party founded on the principle of free education (8) by Callum Leslie
  Susan Kramer: why you should back me for Party President (4) by Susan Kramer
  Tim Farron: why you should back me for Party President (10) by Tim Farron MP
  Opinion: Delivering a bright new future for Edinburgh (8) by Jenny Dawe
  The speaker who stole the show at Scottish conference (2) by Caron Lindsay
  A snapshot of a first class debate – a Scottish persepective on higher education (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: The day the Northern Irish came to Scottish Conference (0) by Stephen Glenn
  Opinion: We should be ambitious in our campaigning (16) by Katy Gordon
  George Lyon: Our high hopes for the Scottish Parliament elections (3) by George Lyon MEP
  Door knocking, Deputy Leader and Honourable Friends – Interview with Jo Swinson MP (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Sport, body confidence and gender stereotyping – Interview with Jo Swinson MP, part 2 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Helping children with allergies and Nigeria with Climate Change – all in a year’s work! Interview with Jo Swinson MP, part 3 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: How we transformed council housing in Perth and Kinross (1) by Peter Barrett
  So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodnight (4) by Caron Lindsay
15th  Clegg secures £7 billion extra to fund education for the most disadvantaged – from pre-school through to university (32) by Mark Pack
  Administrative note: check before submitting a tuition fees article (4) by Iain Roberts
  Pension tax relief for most well off to be cut (9) by Mark Pack
  Tuition fees survey: please complete by 6pm today (5) by Stephen Tall
  General Sir Richard Dannatt’s verdict: more cash, more time please (8) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Cable may do enough to deserve our support (58) by Ben Johnson
  Opinion: education is worth more than any price tag (16) by Sarah Harding
  Andrew Stunell writes…Open Government is Better Government (17) by Andrew Stunell MP
  Opinion: an open letter to MPs – say NO to Browne (35) by Sophie Bertrand
  The LDV Friday Five: 15 October 2010 (0) by Helen Duffett
16th  EXCLUSIVE: What Lib Dem members think about Browne and tuition fees (41) by Stephen Tall
  IFS: Browne offers “a graduate tax by another name” (7) by NewsHound
  Police Commissioners set to be elected by preferential voting (1) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: educating Mr Cable (8) by Adam Bell
  Opinion: why we should support students from state schools going to university (14) by Alexandra White
  London Liberal Democrats postpone Mayoral candidate selection (6) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: a broken pledge, but we knew how bad it was back in March (54) by Hywel Morgan
  Opinion: an alternative to cuts? Be careful what you wish for (32) by Matt Gallagher
  A mixed press today for Danny Alexander (10) by Mark Pack
  Tuition fees – what party members believe Lib Dem MPs should do (52) by Stephen Tall
17th  Southwark Council tries to ban people talking about what they’ve already talked about (0) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: in favour of the Browne report (38) by Simon Kaye
  What was different about the Liverpool conference? (0) by The Voice
  Opinion: pots and kettles – names and games and a journey towards political maturity (17) by Ed Randall
  Opinion: What the US midterms do (and don’t) mean for the Liberal Democrats (9) by Fred Carver
  Opinion: revisit economic theory before cutting the real economy (43) by Geoff Crocker
  LDV survey: What impact the Lib Dem tuition fees’ U-turn has had on party members (14) by Stephen Tall
18th  Our ministers can’t always follow party policy (38) by Iain Roberts
  What Lib Dem members think about the tuition fees issue (omnibus edition) (1) by Stephen Tall
  Health and safety: Lord Young’s report goes largely unnoticed (5) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: a real Student Premium – the smart solution to the fees conundrum? (16) by David Allen
  Cyberwarfare: if it’s such a big threat, why… (9) by Mark Pack
  Opinon: the unchallenged global free market (33) by John Roffey
  Online presidential hustings this week: send in your questions (6) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: our ministers need to communicate better – and fast (34) by Mark Thompson
  Farron and Kramer: their email pitches for President (10) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: David Laws and Julian Astle – Coalition must not waste the pupil premium (4) by NewsHound
  “Loathe this government if you will…” – 4 points following on from Julian Glover’s must-read Guardian article (100) by Stephen Tall
19th  Our Christmas presents guide (8) by Mark Pack
  London Liberal Democrats announce GLA shortlist for 2012 (24) by Helen Duffett
  Chris White reports: a radical approach to localism (3) by Chris White
  Phil Willis writes: fighting the right battles over Higher Education (21) by Phil Willis
  Opinion: Let’s put the C back in the FCO (in celebration of Black History Month) (11) by Merlene Emerson
  The Ministry of Justice runs into a little furniture bother (3) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: can the Pupil Premium only ever score 23%? (13) by Simon de Deney
  Opinion: Browne review is a perfect opportunity (28) by Dawn Barnes
  Trident: no renewal this Parliament (15) by Mark Pack
  Executive editor and news editor quit paper in storm over election smears (2) by Mark Pack
20th  Elections staff set to miss out on pay if they do a bad job (1) by Mark Pack
  Speed cameras: what does the evidence say? (12) by Mark Pack
  Nick Clegg on the spending review (30) by Mark Pack
  Cutting spending back to 2006 levels will be tough, but it has to be done (38) by Iain Roberts
  The Independent View: Party funding: yes, another review really is necessary (7) by Stuart Wilks-Heeg
  Opinion: Council Housing – our role in its downfall (54) by Dominic Curran
  Mrs Thatcher and Chairman Mao visit PMQs (9) by Paul Walter
  Opinion: we shouldn’t blame the banks (117) by George Kendall
  Opinion: 108 Not Out – why do we need so many Ministers? (17) by David Thorpe
  How green was the spending review? (22) by Mark Pack
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #191 (0) by Stephen Tall
21st  Sarah Teather on the education funding settlement (20) by Mark Pack
  Hint to MPs: read legislation before asking a question about it (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Quantitative Easing would be a grave mistake (29) by David Thorpe
  Andrew Stunell writes… Myth-busting: what the Coalition’s plans for houses really mean (41) by Andrew Stunell MP
  Opinion: deficit reduction or political dogma? (73) by John Fraser
  Opinion: Chris Bryant is right, though he doesn’t know why (1) by Jonathan Featonby
  Opinion: why we need a European Public Prosecutor (4) by Antony Hook
  Opinion: self-denying … and self-defeating? (25) by Alex Marsh
  Danny Alexander on the Spending Review: “We have done the right thing” (91) by Helen Duffett
  Ministry of Justice’s paperwork overdose hits the media (4) by Mark Pack
22nd  Are the unions a bigger threat to the Lib Dems than Ashcroft was? (99) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: cuts in welfare are the hallmark of a selfish society (44) by Tom King
  Hemming in the headlines (7) by The Voice
  Tuition fees to be capped? (16) by Mark Pack
  Criminal records regime to be reviewed (0) by Mark Pack
  Parliamentarians in the news (0) by Mark Pack
  LDVideo: Susan Kramer and Tim Farron’s online Presidential hustings (3) by Helen Duffett
  The LDV Friday Five: 22 October 2010 (3) by Helen Duffett
23rd  Social workers sacked over Baby P lose their appeal (0) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: A Mayoral candidate in waiting?‏ (29) by Richard Morris
  Have your say – diversity opportunities in political reform (8) by Dinti Batstone
  New Statesman’s advice to Lib Dem-baiters: “Don’t count those pesky Lib Dems out just yet” (117) by Stephen Tall
  Liberal Democrat councillor arrested for alleged fraud (0) by The Voice
  Speed voting European style (5) by Iain Roberts
  Opinion: New Labour, New Machiavelli? (8) by David Rundle
  Lib Dem MEP calls for EU budget cuts (4) by Iain Roberts
24th  The British Political Speech archive (2) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Kirsty Williams on what the Comprehensive Spending Review means for Wales (14) by Helen Duffett
  Nadine Dorries has me confused (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Power to the people, freedom for the city (25) by Lembit Öpik
  LDV Sunday caption competition: Downing Street CSR special edition (34) by Stephen Tall
  Any treasures in Nick Clegg’s Desert Island Discs? (43) by Helen Duffett
  LibLink: Floella Benjamin – I want to be judged on my actions in a political place (1) by Helen Duffett
25th  So, what do you make of this graph about gender and politics? (14) by Mark Pack
  One point that underpins much of the tax debate (21) by Mark Pack
  Dee Doocey writes… Just the ticket? (0) by Dee Doocey
  Welcome news from Vince Cable on pensions (23) by Mark Pack
  Kerry McCarthy MP cautioned for illegally revealing postal vote results on Twitter (2) by Helen Duffett
  Chris Huhne puts £60 million into offshore wind turbine manufacture (9) by Iain Roberts
  Opinion: the Coalition Government is protecting fair trial rights in Europe (7) by Julia Bateman
  LibLink: David Laws – Why I’m proud of the pupil premium (34) by Helen Duffett
  What Vince told the CBI (3) by Mark Pack
26th  Is there a secret joker in the Met Police? (1) by Mark Pack
  Liblink: Simon Hughes is no rebel (34) by NewsHound
  I agree with Adrian Sanders and 22 Conservative MPs (10) by Mark Pack
  Liblink: Liberator interviews the presidential hopefuls (0) by NewsHound
  Making short political videos: three top tips (1) by Helen Duffett
  Don Foster writes…the BBC licence fee settlement is a win for the Lib Dems (24) by Don Foster MP
  “Press conferences are private meetings” (4) by Mark Pack
  An unusual approach to cleaning up politics (1) by Mark Pack
  Liblink: Liberal Vision grills Kramer and Farron (4) by Iain Roberts
  West Midlands to get an extra MEP (0) by Mark Pack
27th  I guess Nadine Dorries didn’t really notice the bill she repeatedly voted on (6) by Mark Pack
  Role reversal for the Liberal Democrats (10) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: the IFS, the buts and the maybes – questions of fairness and the CSR (55) by Oranjepan
  Yes, ministers can disagree and the world doesn’t end (2) by Mark Pack
  Interception Modernisation Programme: no, it’s not coming back (8) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Labour needs to be honest with its core supporters (26) by Matt Gallagher
  LibLink: Now Nick Clegg is leading the Tories by the nose (10) by NewsHound
  Opinion: emotional cleansing or ‘oops, your metaphor’s slipped’ (20) by Simon de Deney
  PMQs: Bob Russell teaches Ed Miliband how to do it (69) by Paul Walter
  Changes coming to Scottish Parliament election rules (3) by Mark Pack
28th  Is the Met’s secret joker now penning words for Boris Johnson? (2) by Mark Pack
  Part 2 of the Nick Clegg reshuffle (9) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Bob Russell’s advice over housing benefit should be heeded by the coalition (103) by Jonathan Featonby
  Welcome to the new bloggers… (0) by Ryan Cullen
  Tom Brake writes to David Cameron on control orders‏ (3) by Helen Duffett
  Dear John Gray… (24) by Mark Pack
29th  LibLink: Reel in the non-doms – Matthew Oakeshott (3) by NewsHound
  Opinion: Condorcet 101, or We Can Do Better Than AV (33) by Fred Carver
  Just how bizarre will the Brown / Blair revelations get? (0) by Mark Pack
  The worst political soundbite of the week (12) by Mark Pack
  Paul Walter to guest edit Liberal Democrat Voice tomorrow (0) by Mark Pack
  This week’s by-election results: holds all round (13) by Helen Duffett
  The LDV Friday Five: 29 October 2010 (1) by Helen Duffett
  Chris Huhne writes… Myth-busting: what the Coalition’s plans for nuclear energy really mean (25) by Chris Huhne MP
30th  Opinion: Did the LibDems pick the wrong weekend to call for curbs on anti-terror measures? (12) by Paul Walter
  Opinion: The Tea Party – lessons for the Liberal Democrats (10) by David Boyle
  Opinion: Secret ingredients and the 2010 General Election (17) by Katy Riddle
  Opinion: Reflections on local and national power (3) by Gerald Vernon-Jackson
  Opinion: Pulling the plug on swimming pools? (13) by Mary Reid
  Duncan Hames writes… Time to value (12) by Duncan Hames MP
  Nick Clegg talks of dog mess coming through his door and being spat at in the street (13) by NewsHound
  Opinion: A post-CSR view from the South West (4) by Sue Farrant
  Opinion: Not the whole truth (8) by David Rendel
  Opinion: Coalition politics (24) by Colin Eldridge
  Labour’s manifesto pledge to cap Housing Benefit (74) by Iain Roberts
  Thanks for reading (1) by Paul Walter
31st  Liberal Youth grow moustaches to beat cancer! (3) by Callum Leslie
  Opinion: Are there no workhouses? Our skewed housing benefit debate (62) by Dominic Curran
  Adrian Sanders writes… The cap that doesn’t fit (38) by Adrian Sanders MP
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #192 (0) by Helen Duffett
  How to get your picture to appear next to your comments on Lib Dem Voice (9) by Mark Pack



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