Monthly Archives: January 2013

1st  A guid New Year tae ane and aw… (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: Apostasy and Saudi Arabia (6) by Eric Avebury
  LibLink: Christine Jardine… Stop pressuring our children to be perfect (6) by Caron Lindsay
  NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year? (29) by Stephen Tall
  So you think Ukip are the new third party? Let’s have a look at the data… (101) by Stephen Tall
2nd  Sometimes to win an argument, you need to adopt your opponent’s point of view (7) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: 2013’s banana skin? (37) by Rob Parsons
  2013 can be the year Lib Dems prove the cynics wrong, but we have to get smart (36) by Nick Thornsby
  LibLink… Nick Clegg: Labour need to tell us what they would cut (90) by The Voice
  Opinion: Changing Gear in London (9) by Jonathan Fryer
  LibLink: From Baftas to building standards – why Don Foster isn’t looking back (1) by Mary Reid
  Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron (5) by Stephen Tall
3rd  Tim Gordon scorecard, 1 year on (12) by Mark Pack
  68% of Lib Dem members back backbench rebellion over energy decarbonisation target (0) by Stephen Tall
4th  Welcome to my day… 4 January 2013 (0) by Mark Valladares
  Marginal gains (2) by Tom Brake MP
  2012 in the European Parliament – the video (1) by Mark Valladares
  LibLink: Paul Burstow, Lynne Featherstone and Paul Tyler (0) by NewsHound
  Europe – what to look out for in 2013… (7) by Mark Valladares
  Independent View: how should Lib Dems respond to Cameron’s Europe speech? (50) by Pawel Swidlicki
  The LDV Friday Five: 4 January 2013 (0) by Helen Duffett
  Next week in the Lords: 8-11 January (1) by Mark Valladares
5th  “Where we work, we win” – will that Lib Dem maxim survive the 2015 test? (25) by Stephen Tall
  Lib Dem members tell us what you think of the party’s new magazine, Ad Lib (8) by Stephen Tall
  Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads (1) by Stephen Tall
6th  Women bishops in the CofE: what Lib Dem members think (10) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: 2013 – Time to think afresh about International Development? (22) by David Hall-Matthews
  LibLink: Tim Farron – A party of both competence and compassion is in a unique position in British politics (14) by The Voice
  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “The G8 summit is also about combining a strong economy with a fair society” (3) by Stephen Tall
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (4) by The Voice
  Here comes the Mid-Term Review (Slimmed Down edition) (3) by Mark Pack
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #307 (0) by Caron Lindsay
7th  Cameron and Clegg to renew vows (6) by Paul Walter
  Opinion: Child benefit changes – get over it (67) by Paul Walter
  LibLink: Andrew De Freitas – rebel with a cause (0) by Paul Walter
  Duncan Hames is one to watch – Independent (5) by Paul Walter
  Confessing LDV team members named (2) by Paul Walter
  Coalition review – fine words, but any parsnips buttered? (10) by Paul Walter
  Nick Clegg to join LBC for weekly radio phone-in (31) by Helen Duffett
  Opinion: Halfway to 2015 – three bits of advice for new Lib Dem Federal Party Committees (10) by Chris Richards
  Reviewing the Mid-Term Review. It’s hit and miss. But the biggest miss are the wasted opportunities (34) by Stephen Tall
8th  The Mid-Term Review: 3 further points (2) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Pickles pensions off councillors (25) by Chris White
  Opinion: Where do we now stand regarding mental health provision in the NHS? (4) by Tim Purkiss
  How to get the most out of your Lib Dem Voice comments (1) by The Voice
  That ‘shirkers/scroungers versus strivers’ rhetoric (4) by Mary Reid
  David Laws to chair 2015 Manifesto Working Group (42) by Stephen Tall
  ++ Government wins vote on Benefits Uprating Bill; 6 Lib Dem MPs rebel (104) by Stephen Tall
  So what would you ask Tim Farron about the party’s campaigning? (9) by Stephen Tall
9th  So, about that Lib Dem wipeout in 2015 then… (130) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore MP
  Chris Rennard writes… Marking the great Sutton and Cheam by-election victory with Sir Trevor Jones (2) by Chris Rennard
  Opinion: We must prevent another immigration “legacy” (11) by James Harper
  AD LIB issue 2 – Swinson and the F word, Hussein-Ece on diversity, inside the spin room – and cake (4) by Caron Lindsay
  The Carmichael Twinterview: Pandas, Coalition and Cake (1) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink…Eluned Parrott AM: Looks to be game, set and match to Abertis (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Liberal Voice of the Year: have you voted in our poll yet? (1) by Stephen Tall
10th  Opinion: SNP’s ill thought out proposals discriminate against young people (17) by Hannah Bettsworth
  Welfare: right policy, wrong reasons? (16) by Nick Thornsby
  ‘Call Clegg': Nick survives first radio phone-in grilling (20) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: AllTrials.net – a crucial campaign on data transparency that will save lives (1) by Prateek Buch
  Opinion: The Justice Secretary has got it wrong on privatisation of probation services (11) by Sandra James
  How to get Lib Dem Voice by email (0) by Mark Pack
  Helping you keep your New Year’s resolution (1) by George Kendall
11th  Welcome to my day: 11 January 2013 (0) by Mark Valladares
  Opinion: Bullseye banzai (39) by Bill le Breton
  The Eurosceptic tide is turning. Lib Dems must be in the vanguard (40) by Giles Goodall
  Independent View: two cheers for Vince (2) by Rick Muir
  Jessops – is administration a euphemism for obliteration? (20) by Mark Blackburn
  This week in Europe: 7-10 January (0) by Mark Valladares
  Opinion: Liberals must learn the lessons of Thatcher (64) by David Thorpe
  Has Nick Boles given the kiss of life to localism? (8) by Andy Boddington
12th  The LDV Saturday Six: 12 Jan 2013 (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Ming Campbell – Europe offers the best deal for Britain (8) by NewsHound
  Vince the Lib Dem Eurosceptic on the “extraordinarily historically important” European single market (25) by Stephen Tall
  Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads (1) by Stephen Tall
13th  Lynne Featherstone writes… Education, education, education (5) by Lynne Featherstone MP
  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “It’s not perfect, but then no government is.” (7) by Stephen Tall
  What Lib Dem members think about an in/out referendum & the future of the UK in Europe (11) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Liberal Youth has changed for the better and I see promise of more (0) by Lee Dargue
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #308 (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Danny Alexander fronts… a Liberal Democrat policy (3) by Mark Pack
14th  Next week in the Lords… 14-18 January (1) by Mark Valladares
  Lynne Featherstone calls for Julie Burchill to be sacked for post attacking transgender people (34) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: Straphanging now takes a quarter of your wages – what do the continentals do? (36) by Kirsten de Keyser
  And the winner of our Liberal Voice of the Year award is… Sam Bowman (66) by Stephen Tall
  What do women Lib Dems want? (4) by Tam Langley
  Government shifts to back full range of medical care for rape victims in armed conflict (2) by Mark Pack
  John Hayes on that “very public spat” with Ed Davey (0) by Paul Walter
  LibLink… Steve Webb: A straightforward pension scheme for all (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Steve Webb MP writes… A truly radical pensions reform (28) by Steve Webb MP
  Constituency boundary changes are dead.* Unlike the House of Lords.* (26) by Stephen Tall
15th  Julian Huppert MP writes… Help shape party policy on immigration and identity (0) by Julian Huppert MP
  Lib Dem success as Home Secretary confirms government to back amendment to Public Order Act (2) by Nick Thornsby
  Opinion: Businesses, politicians and voters speak against a Brixit (30) by Richard Davis
  Opinion: The Burchill controversy – a mixed blessing for the trans community (2) by Zoe OConnell
  Ed Davey writes: How we can tackle rising energy bills (12) by Edward Davey MP
  Yes, Prime Minister returns (10) by Mary Reid
  Eric Avebury writes: Assisted dying (52) by Eric Avebury
16th  Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes (1) by Michael Moore MP
  Opinion: Euroscepticism is bad for UK manufacturing (5) by William Hobhouse
  Edward McMillan-Scott MEP writes… In Europe 40 years on: what next? (4) by Edward McMillan-Scott
  LibLink… Michael Moore MP: Uncertainty of independence can’t be wished away (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: We should elect all Liberal Democrat nominees to the House of Lords (15) by Alan Levy
  Chris Davies wades into Ukip foster care row. Why? (14) by Stephen Tall
  Here’s a ******* awesome Liberal Voice we should hear more from (12) by Stephen Tall
17th  +++Reminder – Call Clegg starting now. Listen live here (0) by Nick Thornsby
  Clegg and Cable criticise Tory EU machinations (7) by Nick Thornsby
  Jo Swinson MP writes…Equality is about more than ticking boxes (40) by Jo Swinson MP
  Liberal Youth elect Sam Fisk and Kavya Kaushik as joint chairs (3) by Caron Lindsay
  The surprising truth about that Lib Dem in/out EU referendum leaflet* (33) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Moore MP: “We can’t have the Scottish Government fast forwarding through the difficult bits” (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Last chance to stand for important internal elections – deadline 5pm tomorrow, 18th January (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Proof that not *all* Tories are bonkers on Europe (and nor was Mrs Thatcher) (7) by Stephen Tall
  Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson apologises for ‘insensitive’ tweet (20) by Stephen Tall
18th  Welcome to my day… 18 January (4) by Mark Valladares
  Northern council cuts are Labour’s choice – it’s that straightforward! (28) by David Hennigan
  Three ways to make sure you’re talking sense on student numbers, tuition fees and all that (16) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Kirsty Williams on taking up the baton from Lloyd George (3) by NewsHound
  What would a liberal, progressive migration policy for the UK look like? (16) by Alasdair Murray
  Opinion: it’s no good counting on those rose-tinted spectacles (150) by Richard Morris
  LibLink: Guy Verhofstadt thinks that David Cameron would be wrong to leave the EU… (20) by NewsHound
  The LDV Friday Five: 18 January 2013 (0) by Helen Duffett
19th  The speech that never was (4) by Joe Otten
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone working to transform the lives of women and girls around the world (3) by NewsHound
  Opinion: Lobby MPs on votes at 16 ahead of Commons debate this week (3) by Hannah Bettsworth and Jenny Marr
  Sheffield Labour councillor opposes own decision (12) by Joe Otten
20th  The flagrant consistency of the Lib Dems’ position on an in/out EU referendum (19) by Stephen Tall
  Eric Avebury writes… Press conferences in the Lords (9) by Eric Avebury
  Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads (0) by Stephen Tall
  Where is the British Borgen? (17) by Nick Thornsby
  Libby Local, Episode 8: “Sneering and jeering” (2) by Libby Local
  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Steve Webb’s pension reforms are a great step forward” (3) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #309 (1) by Caron Lindsay
21st  Opinion: A new group to urge close EU ties and fight the growing isolationist tide (16) by Adam Nathan
  Opinion: Government must act to stop Basel reforms (11) by David Thorpe
  Opinion: For the sake of democracy, we need to be civil online (6) by Rebecca Tidy
  Opinion: The other care crisis (1) by Claire Tyler
  LibLink…Stephen Williams MP: The time has come for votes at 16 (2) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  Paul Tyler writes: What would Keynes do? (9) by Paul Tyler
  Benefits Uprating Bill: Andrew George and Charles Kennedy’s arguments AGAINST (1) by Stephen Tall
  Benefits Uprating Bill: Steve Webb’s arguments FOR (22) by Stephen Tall
  What do the academics say? The incumbency effect for MPs (4) by Mark Pack
  Independent View: Why a national approach will not resolve the UK’s housing crisis (14) by Ben Harrison
  South Bronx is just as important as Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (3) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: John Leech – Smoking ban working (10) by Mary Reid
  LDVideo: Tim Farron – It would be “completely mad to have a referendum now” on EU (5) by The Voice
  LDVideo: Liberal Democrats: coalition, polls and 2015 election (0) by The Voice
  Nick Cohen: Labour members are “in despair” of trying to unseat Lynne Featherstone (13) by Stephen Tall
23rd  Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore MP
  Jeremy Browne MP writes…Liberal Democrats change the law to promote freedom of speech (24) by Jeremy Browne MP
  Liberal Democrat MEPs react to Cameron’s EU speech (7) by Caron Lindsay
  5 initial thoughts on David Cameron’s Europe speech (37) by Stephen Tall
  Nick Clegg: Renegotiating EU membership is not in the national interest (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: No social media identity? Be very afraid (15) by Andy Boddington
  Opinion: You know what, equality impact assessments can be quite useful (8) by Alex Folkes
  Danny Alexander tells Guardian: Like for like Trident replacement “not financially realistic” (14) by Caron Lindsay
  The Independent View: Cameron’s European vision and the Liberal Democrat opportunity (13) by Daniel Wright
  LibLink… Paddy Ashdown: It’s not a fight against “us”, it’s Islam vs Islam (5) by Caron Lindsay
  LDVideo: Clegg – “Overwhelming priority of the British people is jobs, growth and a strong economy” (3) by The Voice
24th  Cameron fails to practise what he preaches over Europe (13) by Nick Thornsby
  What do the academics say? Being local works (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Time to get serious about food wastage (11) by Sam Lawes
  Opinion: A new direction for choice (9) by David Boyle
  Why Cameron is now the ‘Yes to the EU’ campaign’s best hope (27) by Stephen Tall
  Fiona Hall MEP writes… Cameron is putting British interests at risk (3) by Fiona Hall MEP
  Lord Rennard writes… Individual Electoral Registration: a journey from Tory instincts to Lib Dem legislation (6) by Chris Rennard
25th  Welcome to my day… 25 January (for the benefit of Mr Tyzack) (4) by Mark Valladares
  5 points on Clegg’s admission that Coalition was wrong to cut capital spending (45) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: we must force the Tories to follow the evidence on khat (30) by Duncan Stott
  Opinion: Cameron is wishing for an EU that already exists (12) by Giles Goodall
  Has it all gone Jenny Tonge for David Ward? (88) by Mark Valladares
  Opinion: what living on benefits really means (91) by Rachel Coleman Finch
  3 facts about assisted dying (or ‘it’s not all about Switzerland you know’) (32) by Simon Beard
  Opinion: the UK has many economic lessons to learn from Ireland (12) by David Thorpe
  Holocaust Memorial Day, and a response to David Ward (32) by Julian Huppert MP
  This week in Europe: 21-24 January… no to milk lakes, yes to skilled migrants and bees (0) by Mark Valladares
  The LDV Friday Five: 25 January 2013 (0) by Helen Duffett
  That was my day… 25 January – mea culpa, mea maxima culpa… (1) by Mark Valladares
26th  Libby Local, Episode 9: “Civilisation” (4) by Libby Local
  Opinion: Down with marriage (13) by Laura Willoughby
  LibLink: Paul David Evans – The Holocaust and David Ward MP (13) by Joe Otten
  Opinion: A radical idea for the post office network (15) by David Thorpe
  Welcome apology and clarification from David Ward MP (28) by Paul Walter
27th  Nick Clegg’s letter from the leader: People count (8) by Joe Otten
  Nick Clegg’s son’s schooling is none of your business (138) by Nick Thornsby
  Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads (0) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #310 (0) by Caron Lindsay
28th  Lib Dem donor Brompton Capital given all clear by the Electoral Commission (7) by The Voice
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone – Darfur is still suffering ten years after conflict began (0) by Paul Walter
  New Labour group: Lib Dems might prove more tenacious than many people expect (10) by Paul Walter
  Progress for the poorest pupils (9) by Paul Walter
  Norman Baker MP writes… High Speed 2: Transforming our national rail network (20) by Norman Baker MP
  Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012-13 starts its parliamentary journey (4) by Paul Walter
  Ed Davey MP writes… The Green Deal goes live (10) by Edward Davey MP
  Chris Huhne to stand trial next Monday (9) by NewsHound
  This week in the Lords: 28 January – 1 February (0) by Mark Valladares
29th  Opinion: It’s the economy stupid (32) by Paul Pettinger
  I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence (45) by Stephen Tall
  LibDem International Office: Strengthening liberal democracies (0) by Mary Reid
  The Independent View: National security is paramount but ‘secret courts’ are an illiberal attack on British justice (3) by Lewis James Brown
  Opinion: War on Weltschmerz (15) by Anthony Hawkes
  Is bringing back the 10p rate band such a good idea? (19) by Mark Valladares
  LibLink: Paul Tyler on target practice (4) by Mary Reid
  Tories lose boundary review vote, Lib Dems vote against Coalition partners for first time (29) by Stephen Tall
30th  Willie Rennie: No to independence doesn’t mean no to change (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddy Ashdown finally starts tweeting (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Putting the party’s message in a distinctively liberal context – Part 1 (10) by Nick Thornsby
  Opinion: Gove’s A Level reforms risk pushing many universities out of reach (32) by Chris White
  Electoral Commission advises SNP to change Independence Referendum question (7) by Caron Lindsay
  A sneak peek at a Scottish Conference agenda full of controversy… (3) by Caron Lindsay
31st  New university data shows everyone was wrong about tuition fees (80) by Mark Pack
  Baroness Kramer: Focus on small businesses to get the economy moving (0) by Nick Thornsby
  David Heath MP writes… The future of our forests (1) by David Heath MP
  Call Clegg 4: the return of #iagreewithnick (2) by Caron Lindsay
  MEPs call for review of funding for European far-right (2) by Paul Haydon
  Putting the party’s message in a distinctively liberal context – Part 2: the economy (64) by Nick Thornsby
  Opinion: The hidden costs of pushing parents to conform (14) by Karen Wilkinson
  Baroness Thomas writes… Getting Personal Independence Payments right (15) by Celia Thomas
  Jo Shaw asks… Is there a way out of the Secret Courts mess? (17) by Jo Shaw
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