Monthly Archives: November 2012

1st  Lib Dems step up plans for more employee ownership (5) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Canvassing – a few steps to success (4) by Phil Ling
  I don’t agree with Nick. We should be in Europe to reform the EU (52) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Heseltine is calling for return to cap in hand culture (6) by Andy Boddington
  LibLink: Matthew Oakeshott – Osborne isn’t working – how do we rebuild the economy? (8) by Nick Thornsby
  Paul Burstow is new chair of the Parliamentary Party (0) by Mark Pack
  “Standing up for the people of Britain by standing tall in our own backyard” – Clegg on Europe (12) by Nick Thornsby
2nd  Judging Jimmy Savile (32) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: We’re too quiet on EU reform. But it’s not #nickcleggsfault (6) by Peter Welch
  Next week in the Lords: 5-9 November (2) by Mark Valladares
  Opinion: Heseltine report puts the State back on the hook for helping lead economic recovery (3) by Graeme Henderson
  From today’s Lib Dem News… (2) by The Voice
  Opinion: Slower traffic saves lives (18) by Shas Sheehan
  News on adverts for candidate selections (8) by Mark Valladares
  The LDV Friday Five: 2 November 2012 (0) by Helen Duffett
3rd  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (3) by Stephen Tall
  How many votes will the Labour candidate who isn’t a candidate get? (4) by Mark Pack
  A longer watch for the weekend: Mothers of Liberty (0) by Mark Pack
  BBC: ‘Lords boundary vote delayed ‘indefinitely” (5) by The Voice
  LibLink: Sarah Ludford MEP – ‘US Presidential Election – What will be the impact on EU/US relations?’ (2) by NewsHound
4th  What Lib Dem members say about the party’s direction and Nick Clegg’s leadership (3) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Parish pump politics and apple pie undermine Police Commissioner elections (14) by Andy Boddington
  New campaign buttons up and running on Prater Raines and MyCouncillor sites (1) by Mark Pack
  Nick Clegg’s first leader’s letter hits my inbox (6) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 2: “The selection panel and Mad Max” (21) by Libby Local
  Obama vs Romney. Not much of a two-horse race as far as Lib Dem members are concerned (18) by Stephen Tall
  What they say about Michael Moore… (0) by Mark Pack
  In other news… Hemming “resignation threat”, Rogerson on second home tax, Russell on Israel & more (3) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #298 (0) by Helen Duffett
5th  At Coalition half-time, 77% of Lib Dem members continue to back deal with Tories (28) by Stephen Tall
  Join the fun here on Tuesday #LDVUSA – Election night LIVE (1) by The Voice
  Opinion: Stop all extraditions to the USA (24) by Geoff Crocker
  Opinion: Supporting local businesses – the Sutton story (2) by Jayne McCoy
  Haringey Council shows how not to provide educational vision (0) by Mark Pack
  How to get Lib Dem Voice by email (0) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Vince Cable – making the transition to low carbon economy (1) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Menzies Campbell – Europe is the glass jaw of the Tory party. It has taken a hit (3) by NewsHound
  The living wage is fine as far as it goes, but the Lib Dems can be bolder (16) by Nick Thornsby
6th  85% of Lib Dem members back votes for prisoners (11) by Stephen Tall
  Lib Dem chief whip Alistair Carmichael wins Tweet of the Day (7) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Will Special Branch be knocking on the Old Lady’s door? (10) by Bill le Breton
  A postcard from… China: a fly on the Great Wall (3) by Merlene Emerson
  Opinion: Tough Choices – Yes, but local politicians must grasp opportunities as well as challenges (4) by Shaffaq Mohammed
  Norman Lamb writes: The Liverpool Care Pathway and end of life care (7) by Norman Lamb MP
  #LDVUSA – Three nifty ways to help make sense of tonight’s election results (4) by Paul Walter
  Protecting workers’ rights: Give your views on Osborne’s shares for rights (17) by Tracy Connell
  Opinion: Taking minimum wage work out of tax would deliver the Living Wage (15) by Adam Corlett
  Fiona Hall writes: EU exit would jeopardise Britain’s global trade (25) by Fiona Hall MEP
  When will the Coalition end? Here’s what Lib Dem members say… (6) by Stephen Tall
  #LDVUSA – Election night LIVE (0) by The Voice
7th  Four more years – thank you (6) by Paul Walter
  Measuring what Lib Dem members think the party is achieving in Coalition (3) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore MP
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (0) by The Voice
  Opinion: How you can help vital campaigns from the comfort of your living room (1) by George Kendall
  The Independent View: In defence of the Police (32) by Chris Meredith
  Opinion: We shouldn’t be shy about political failure over the economy (1) by Paul Reynolds
  Opinion: Growth has returned, but what does it reveal? (5) by David Thorpe
  Norman Baker MP writes… Green light for more green buses (4) by Norman Baker MP
  Opinion: Three birds, one enhanced programme – beyond the town centre rejuvenation plans (0) by Geof Todd
  Nick Clegg does PMQs in style (7) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Mark Pack’s five lessons from the US election (6) by Caron Lindsay
8th  76% of Lib Dems reject elected police commissioners – but 73% want there to be Lib Dem candidates (2) by Stephen Tall
  Why there isn’t a British Nate Silver (17) by Stephen Tall
  Nick Clegg at PMQs: what the papers say (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: Making a Pickle of the politics of planning (16) by Andy Boddington
  What Lib Dem members make of the Coalition: our half-time survey summary (21) by Stephen Tall
  LibLink: Sarah Teather – Asylum through a child’s eyes (0) by Caron Lindsay
  ELDR Congress: I’m not about to craic up… (3) by Mark Valladares
9th  Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron (3) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Mates faces “electoral poll fraud probe” by the police (5) by Mark Pack
  Liberal Democrat Voice on the road… (0) by Mark Valladares
  ELDR Congress: Energy transition proposals (1) by Mark Valladares
  ELDR Council: they think it’s all over! Oh no it isn’t! (8) by Mark Valladares
  Lynne Featherstone writes… Haringey deserves better (5) by Lynne Featherstone MP
  #ELDRCongress – the rest of the resolutions (0) by Mark Valladares
  ++ SHOCK! HORROR! LIB DEM MP CAUGHT UP IN NEW EXPENSES ROW! (22) by Stephen Tall
  #ELDR Congress – Flo Clucas runs for the Presidency of the European Liberal Women’s Network (0) by Mark Valladares
  What’s on the agenda of the English Council’s meeting on 17 November… (4) by Andy Strange
  Opinion: US Elections – I’m not one to gloat, but…. (8) by Paul Walter
  The LDV Friday Five: 9 November 2012 (0) by Helen Duffett
10th  How to get the most out of your Lib Dem Voice comments (2) by The Voice
  Federal Committee Election results 2012 (20) by Helen Duffett
  Nick’s second ‘Letter from the Leader': featuring PMQs, Leveson Inquiry & tax-cuts for the low-paid (8) by Stephen Tall
  What’s happened to real wages over the last 25 years? (17) by Mark Pack
  Who’s up, who’s down? How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems (1) by Stephen Tall
11th  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (3) by Stephen Tall
  Nick Clegg message for Remembrance Day 2012 (0) by Mark Pack
  Entwistle quits BBC: what next? (9) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 3: “Golden moments” (7) by Libby Local
  In other news… Alexander’s ‘Ginger Rodent’ beer, Huppert’s new appointment, Moore’s push for new Scottish powers (0) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #299 (0) by Helen Duffett
12th  BBC: Let’s get this in proportion (29) by Paul Walter
  Majority of Lib Dem members favour reform of party’s own voting rules (9) by Stephen Tall
  Can you believe in free speech and moderate comments? (8) by Paul Walter
  Opinion: Let’s end the smoke filled rooms and make the party truly democratic (32) by Steven Haynes
  Romney’s polling day technology meltdown: Orca (6) by Mark Pack
  The Independent View: Hope yet for parity esteem for mental health issues (1) by The Voice
  Opinion: Housing – winding the clock back (9) by Alex Marsh
  Does Don Foster like his new government job? (4) by Paul Walter
13th  Opinion: Lord Patten should not go (2) by Andy Boddington
  Opinion: Liberal Reform response to ‘Shares for Rights’ (8) by Simon McGrath
  Want to learn about political campaigning? 5 books for Christmas (3) by Mark Pack
  PoliticsHome: ‘New Cyril Smith abuse claims’ (15) by The Voice
  Don Foster MP writes… Hear the views of Lib Dem councils on planning issues (17) by Don Foster MP
  LibLink: Simon Hughes – This water tax trickery in the corporate sector is unacceptable (4) by Mary Reid
  Nick Clegg announces the arrangements for flexible parental leave (2) by Mary Reid
  Two years on from the tuition fees U-turn – what do Lib Dem members think now? (24) by Stephen Tall
  Not all is quite so new in the world of political messaging and behaviour change (1) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Now is the time to re-nationalise the railways (34) by David Thorpe
  Opinion: Shared Parental Leave? Why Bother? (4) by Miranda Whitehead
  Norman Lamb writes: A landmark for the NHS – and a line in the sand for mental health (5) by Norman Lamb MP
14th  Majority of Lib Dems support ‘No more page 3’ campaign (but big differences between women/men’s views on issue) (30) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Champions for London’s Children (3) by James Kempton
  Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes (1) by Michael Moore MP
  A simple way to improve party selection rules (15) by Mark Pack
  A letter from……Catalonia (8) by Martin Petts
  Sharon Bowles makes Bank of England governor shortlist (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: Get real about corporate tax (29) by Geoff Crocker
  Michael Beckett chosen to fight Rotherham for the Liberal Democrats (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Clegg: Parents can share the joys and responsibilities of bringing children into the world (2) by Caron Lindsay
15th  How to vote – and what to do once you’ve voted (1) by Mark Pack
  Chris Heaton-Harris and the Tories’ discipline problem (1) by Nick Thornsby
  Wakey, wakey! It’s PCC election day in England and Wales. You hadn’t forgotten, had you? (16) by Stephen Tall
  The Independent View: One hub or none – the choice for the UK (13) by Nigel Milton
  LibLink: Tavish Scott says college row marks a turning point for the SNP (7) by Caron Lindsay
  What Lib Dem members say about Coalition policies on the economy, shares-for-rights and cutting Council Tax relief (8) by Stephen Tall
16th  LibLink: Paddy – withdraw British troops from Afghanistan now (10) by NewsHound
  Attacking child poverty – David Laws wants your views… (9) by David Laws
  Diary reminder: LibDemVoice Xmas Drinks, 17th December (2) by Stephen Tall
  Three cheers for the unsung heroes of Brussels (0) by Giles Goodall
  From today’s Lib Dem News (1) by The Voice
  ELDR Congress – a quick catch up… (3) by Mark Valladares
  The other local elections: Lib Dems gain five and hold three (29) by Helen Duffett
  PCC elections & Corby by-election results open thread… (51) by The Voice
  The LDV Friday Five: 16 November 2012 (0) by Helen Duffett
  Tim Farron MP emails party members: Thanking our candidates on this tough day (4) by Helen Duffett
  My ‘Super Thursday’ Lib Dem post mortem (60) by Stephen Tall
17th  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (2) by Stephen Tall
  What does the data show about the Obama campaign’s use of data? (7) by Mark Pack
  Joe Biden appreciates Nick Clegg’s friendship (3) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: Time to give voters the chance to register their abstention, or wish to abolish a post #WeDoRONRON (18) by Andrew Tennant
18th  56% of Lib Dem members urge secret courts plan to be voted down outright (7) by Stephen Tall
  PollWatch: For which other parties would LibDem voters consider voting? (7) by Stephen Tall
  Teather: “Benefit cap is immoral and divisive” (76) by Stephen Tall
  Nick’s third ‘Letter from the Leader': “More freedom for parents and more rights for people with mental health problems” (6) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 4: “The Canvass” (7) by Libby Local
  4-in-10 Lib Dem voters inclined to leave EU, says poll – a reminder why our pitch should be ‘In Europe to reform the EU’ (23) by Stephen Tall
  LDVideo: Stephen Tall on the Coalition at the half-way point (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #300 (0) by Helen Duffett
19th  Lord Avebury writes… World Toilet Day and sanitation: an unspoken problem (0) by Eric Avebury
  The Independent View: A reply to Mark Pack from Obama’s Director of Data (5) by Ethan Roeder
  Chris Rennard writes… Liberal Democrat News RIP (4) by Chris Rennard
  Eliminating the structural deficit is aiming for the wrong target (19) by Mark Pack
  The Economist: ‘Grassroots Lib Dems are much keener on coalition than Tories’ (12) by Stephen Tall
  The Justice and Security Bill goes back to the Lords with last-minute amendments (19) by Nick Thornsby
  CentreForum’s proposals for the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement (6) by Adam Corlett
  Tribute to the contribution of David Rendel (8) by Paul Walter
  Opinion: Job share MPs – an idea whose time has come (16) by Dinti Batstone
20th  4-in-10 Lib Dem members want to see the railways fully nationalised (22) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: we must campaign to win in every election (29) by Chris White
  Opinion: We must dismantle BBC to reform it (39) by David Thorpe
  Opinion: Prisoner voting and the rule of law (14) by Richard Wingfield
  Opinion: It’s time for Liberal Democrats to embrace the Living Wage (19) by Stephen Knight
  Opinion: Are Nick Clegg’s emails to members too little, too late? (27) by Rebecca Tidy
  Reporting back from English Council’s 17 November meeting (18) by Andy Strange
  Liberal Democrat Michael Moore named “Best Scot at Westminster” (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Just when you thought the SNP’s scomnishambles was over… (3) by Caron Lindsay
21st  How you can take part in LibDemVoice’s exclusive party member surveys (3) by Stephen Tall
  George Bridges: my part in the Tories’ downfall. As a Lib Dem, I approve this message (8) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Can Labour be trusted on mental health? (4) by Tim Purkiss
  David Howarth: liberals should increase indirect taxes (7) by Mark Pack
  172 Liberal Democrats write to the Times to oppose secret courts (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes (1) by Michael Moore MP
  Opinion: We need all parties to work together to solve London’s housing crisis (19) by Joe Bourke
  AD LIB: A new magazine for Liberal Democrats (18) by Helen Duffett
  Missing elections? Here’s 3 more chances to help in a by-election (8) by George Kendall
  Arise, Sir Malcolm* (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem peers help inflict defeats on Government in Lords over secret courts plans (9) by Stephen Tall
22nd  The Independent View: What do we do when children are taught racism at home? (7) by Chris Meredith
  Have you (and your members) had their Euro ballot papers yet? (9) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Renationalising the railways is not the solution – devolution is (20) by Richard Shaw
  Lord Alderdice writes… Improving the Justice and Security Bill (7) by John Alderdice
  Opinion: It’s time to reform child benefit (9) by Adam Corlett
  What did George Osborne agree to do that Nick Clegg refused to do? (8) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Could Garden Cities be Nick Clegg’s legacy? (10) by Andy Boddington
  LibLink: Nick Thornsby – The Justice and Security Bill is the Liberal Democrats’ biggest challenge yet (11) by Caron Lindsay
  The Independent View: Liberal Democrats must not be complicit in Osborne’s dash for gas (22) by Craig Bennett
23rd  Welcome to my day… (0) by Mark Valladares
  Bahrain – time for Britain to take a lead (7) by Eric Avebury
  Now here’s a good email to send to local members and supporters (0) by Mark Pack
  “Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!”* (15) by Bill le Breton
  Votes for Prisoners? Cameron says no! What would Borgen do? (14) by Kirsten de Keyser
  Opinion: more freedom, more responsibility, more accountability for Wales (1) by Peter Black AM
  Guy Verhofstadt probably wasn’t on Nigel Farage’s Christmas card list anyway… (17) by Mark Valladares
  Scaling-up the UK’s creative business (5) by Geof Todd
  The LDV Friday Five: 23 November 2012 (0) by Helen Duffett
  Another Thursday, more by-election gains (2) by Mark Valladares
24th  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (3) by Stephen Tall
  Lords reform is dead! Long live, erm, a bloated, ineffective, undemocratic Lords! (20) by Stephen Tall
  LibLink: Nick Clegg – I’m the daddy (1) by NewsHound
  Reasons for Lib Dem cheer — as told by Labour and Tory supporters (41) by Stephen Tall
25th  As Leveson reports… Why I’m sticking up for ‘Press freedom with no buts’ (38) by Stephen Tall
  Nick Clegg’s fourth Letter from the Leader: “The only way out of the housing crisis is to build our way out.” (12) by Stephen Tall
  LibLink: Ed Davey – my long battle for a ‘grand energy bargain’ (11) by NewsHound
  Duff arguments to ignore over Leveson (5) by Mark Pack
  In other news… Teather’s non-defection, Mulholland on beer price-fixing & MEPs on Irish abortion law (0) by The Voice
  New edition of Liberator (1) by The Liberator Collective
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #301 (1) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Opinion: Amnesty for 120,000 illegal migrants (10) by Joe Bourke
  Opinion: Tuition fees and inconvenient truths (64) by Mo Saqib
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone on eliminating violence against women and girls (5) by Paul Walter
  A surprising view on tax from a Tory MP (14) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Vince Cable – Where is Africa’s share of the spoils? (6) by Paul Walter
  Jeremy Browne MP writes… Confronting violence against women (4) by Jeremy Browne MP
27th  Catherine Bearder MEP writes … The British media is in love with the Euromyth (16) by Catherine Bearder MEP
  Making the Industrial Strategy Work, Part 1 (6) by William Hobhouse
  Opinion: Pity Gove’s 400? (15) by Helen Flynn
  John Leech MP writes… Remembering the reasons for Leveson (8) by John Leech MP
  Chris Rennard: Youth is not a barrier to being anything in our party (4) by Mary Reid
  Opinion: Come back Nad! A layman’s guide to public engagement (3) by Tony Koutsoumbos
  Knight: How can we get MPs to take their own fire safety more seriously? (4) by Mary Reid
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone on ending violence against women and girls in Zambia (1) by NewsHound
28th  Parliamentary candidate sought for Richmond Park (8) by Mary Reid
  Cyril Smith: The decision made in 1970 would not be made today (28) by The Voice
  Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore MP
  Opinion: A Comprehensive Middle East Peace Settlement (21) by Joe Bourke
  Opinion: Focusing on the size of the EU budget is side-lining the wider issue of what it is spent on (10) by Paul Haydon
  Individual electoral registration: Northern Ireland shows that the annual canvass must be kept (3) by Mark Pack
  Danny Alexander: Your money, back where it belongs, in your pocket (3) by The Voice
  Whatever the Leveson Report recommends, it’s worth remembering the value of the Leveson Inquiry (2) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Moore MP: Green investment bank good for Scotland and whole UK (2) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Opinion: What free press? (17) by Neville Farmer
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone in Zambia, part 2 (2) by Nick Thornsby
  Opinion: A fresh look at China’s road to revival (0) by Andy Yau
  Nick Clegg: “Let Leveson speak” (0) by Helen Duffett
  Cable voices concern over faith school intake (12) by Nick Thornsby
  Ed Davey writes…The Energy Bill: A vital step for a greener, more secure and affordable energy policy (6) by Edward Davey MP
  Leveson Report Open Thread (3) by Caron Lindsay
  There’s rather more to rural affairs than farmers and hunting! (4) by Mark Valladares
  “It was a tough battle” – Shirley Williams on the birth of the SDP (11) by Helen Duffett
  Nick Clegg: We won’t find better solution than Leveson’s (10) by Caron Lindsay
  The Independent View: Cross-party amendment to decarbonise power by 2030 needed to stop Osborne (15) by Will Straw
30th  Welcome to my day… 30 November (7) by Mark Valladares
  Press regulation – something a liberal party can support? (19) by Alex Paul
  Leveson, the morning after the Report before: what Lib Dem bloggers say (22) by Stephen Tall
  Bad day in Black Rock… and Croydon North and Rotherham… (238) by Mark Valladares
  How to damage rural communities in several easy stages… (0) by Mark Valladares
  The Fourth Estate needs a makeover – what would Borgen do? (2) by Kirsten de Keyser
  Energy – where we are and what we need to do (13) by Lucy Care
  Are you free for a weekend in Istria in mid-May?… (3) by Mark Valladares
  This week in Europe… 26-29 November (0) by Mark Valladares
  That was the day that was… 30 November (0) by Mark Valladares
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