Monthly Archives: December 2016

1st  ALDE Party Congress preview – day 1: a gentle warm-up before the drama commences (1) by Mark Valladares
  ALDE Bureau elections: the runners and riders (0) by Mark Valladares
2nd  Tim Farron says thank you to Richmond Park campaigners (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems in by-election victory (not THAT one…yet) as Lib Dem Voice contributors elected (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Richmond Park by-election: Liberal Democrats have very big smiles (11) by Caron Lindsay
  ++++++++Breaking: Richmond Park Result: We’ve done it! Well done Sarah Olney, our Newbie MP (29) by Caron Lindsay
  In full: Sarah Olney’s victory speech: No to politics of division. We will defend the Britain we love (14) by The Voice
  Lib Dems win Richmond Park: Reaction led by Tim Farron and Sal Brinton (28) by Caron Lindsay
  Richmond Park is an important milestone – but it’s only the start (29) by Caron Lindsay
  ALDE Party Congress preview : Day 2 – an energised delegation hits the dance floor… (0) by Mark Valladares
  Richmond Park: what happens next for Sarah Olney and her team? (16) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Nick Clegg: Voters don’t like being told by Brexiteers that they have no right to a say (17) by The Voice
  The Green Agenda: Lib Dems in Business dinner (11) by Kirsten Johnson
  What a campaign! (28) by Mary Reid
3rd  ALDE Congress preview: day 3 – it’s make your mind up time… (2) by Mark Valladares
  1250 days to save the NHS: A new approach (22) by Jon Taylor
  January Training for Trainers – book your place now! (0) by Natalie Chindipha
  President Trump’s mode of entrance for his first visit to China? (9) by Paul Walter
  Don’t pass by homeless/needy people on the street (25) by Paul Walter
4th  Join the biggest Liberal Democrat campaign Lincolnshire has ever seen (13) by Andrew Hollyer
  Please stop saying people don’t vote against their economic interests. They do it quite deliberately, all the time. (36) by Richard Morris
  Extremely welcome news from The Gambia – ‘the marbles have spoken’ (2) by Paul Walter
  2 very good reasons to complain to the BBC (37) by Caron Lindsay
  Sleaford & North Hykeham: Steeped in Lib Dem history and an important part of the Lib Dem revival (13) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Next priority – elect a second Green MP (46) by William Hobhouse
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for November (1) by Stephen Tall
  Goodwill towards us is growing, and so it should (20) by Katharine Pindar
  How the UK economy’s key sectors link into the EU’s single market (15) by Arnold Kiel
  Dutch “Liberal” VVD cosying up to the Tories and distancing itself from “European” Liberals (20) by Bernard Aris
  Sarah Olney MP takes her seat in Parliament (2) by Mary Reid
  Brexit and the denial of democracy (151) by Paul Sagar
6th  Stick to the values to win the war (37) by Tom Arms
  Lloyd George becomes Prime Minister 6th December 1916 (19) by Lord Roger Roberts
7th  +++Breaking: Lib Dems given maximum £20k fine over 2015 General Election expenses (0) by The Voice
  Emotion, mischief, hard work and an absent friend: inside the Sleaford & North Hykeham campaign (4) by Ed Fordham
  There are issues more important than Europe (39) by Ashley Cartman
  ALDE Congress in Warsaw: A Europe for everyone (9) by Rosina Robson
  Lib Dems to vote against Article 50 “stitch up” (64) by Caron Lindsay
  Parliament needs to stand up to the Government on Article 50 (10) by Scott Craig
  Why we need to help in Sleaford and North Hykeham (3) by Sam Webber
8th  Banning the burqa is not the answer (37) by Edwin Moriarty
  Paddick: Police conduct in exploiting victims “totally unacceptable” (1) by NewsHound
  Trump and Johnson on the world stage. What could possibly go wrong? (11) by Caron Lindsay
9th  Another late night waiting a by-election result: Lib Dems doing “better than expected” (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Sleaford & North Hykeham: Lib Dem vote almost doubles, rises to 3rd. Labour collapses. (32) by Caron Lindsay
  Why criminal records have to go (22) by Ben Andrew
  Federal Policy Committee Report – 7th December 2016 (0) by Geoff Payne
  The real story of Sleaford and North Hykeham that you won’t see in the media in one picture (12) by The Voice
  Why liberals should embrace the Steady State Economy (35) by Helen Flynn
  Last day to get early bird discount for Spring Conference (0) by The Voice
  Baroness Celia Thomas writes…Disability rights and Labour wrongs (2) by Celia Thomas
  Lessons from Lincolnshire (52) by Ed Fordham
10th  LISTEN: To Sal Brinton on Any Questions (3) by Caron Lindsay
  What would Britain be like in 2030 if the Liberal Democrats were in power? Your chance to shape our vision (1) by Caron Lindsay
  How a boxer fighting in Manchester tonight typifies the horrors of Fidel’s Cuba (31) by Charles Lawley
  Liberals across Europe mark Human Rights Day (3) by Caron Lindsay
11th  A longer read for the weekend: Baroness Kate Parminter’s Burntwood Lecture on Brexit and the Environment (5) by The Voice
  Latest Brexit poll shows that Liberal Democrats are on the right side of the argument (55) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince back in the spotlight as strongest voice opposing Sky takeover (4) by NewsHound
  Willie Rennie: Amazon must change its ways (11) by The Voice
12th  If you thought our stance on tuition fees was controversial… – the case for Lifetime Education (23) by Charles Lawley
  YEMEN: Boris bleats, Libdems lead (8) by Paul Reynolds
  EU citizenship post-Brexit: one step closer? (26) by Stuart Bonar
  Our not-so-decrepit peers (17) by Lord William Wallace
  How the Lib Dems can reach out to lower paid voters ignored by the Labour leadership (22) by Chris Key
  Two nations of animal lovers (52) by Catherine Crosland
13th  The other Brexit negotiations plan (36) by Joe Otten
  Southern Rail: The rights of passengers are more important… (51) by Jenny Randerson
14th  Your last chance to have a say in how the party is run…Polls close in party elections at 23:59 tonight (4) by The Voice
  A Christmas Gift Guide (4) by Ruth Bright
  We should be sceptical of news, even when we agree (13) by Mark Wright
  LibLink: Roger Roberts: The future of our European citizenship (6) by NewsHound
  UK-Irish post Brexit relations (7) by Joe Bourke
  Brian Paddick reveals that over a million days of police time were lost to mental ill health (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Clegg to launch Brexit security paper (14) by The Voice
15th  And the winner is… (25) by Tom Arms
16th  THREE sensational by-election GAINS and a 4% poll bounce! Not a bad Thursday night! (34) by Caron Lindsay
  The Independent View: Urgent Call for European Commission to reconsider its Dublin Transfer recommendations. (4) by Pru Waldorf
  Boris Johnson’s foolishness and arrogance in purchasing water cannon (5) by Caroline Pidgeon
  What’s the sensible thing to do when you are at the top of a cliff? (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Friday Festive Fun as LDV does #christmasjumperday (3) by Caron Lindsay
  How could Liberal Democrats influence EU Reform? (50) by Katharine Pindar
17th  Is a Progressive Alliance the way forward? (36) by Andrew Brown
  Article 50 in the Supreme Court: what we should do next? (10) by Richard Robinson
  Tim Gordon writes….Announcing the internal election results (33) by Tim Gordon
18th  What can we learn from the Federal election results? (30) by Caron Lindsay
  So who’s on the new Federal Board? (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Javid’s oath is nothing but dog whistle displacement activity (50) by Caron Lindsay
19th  Thirty-seven Americans have the power to change the course of history (13) by Scott Craig
  Another Article 50 court case (and Article 127): why we should take notice (13) by Richard Robinson
  Left out in the cold – why the Left has failed to win (49) by Ryan Lailvaux
  Call for Evidence: independent inquiry into improving process and culture within the Liberal Democrats – focusing on race and ethnicity (17) by John Alderdice
  Brian Paddick writes: Swearing an oath to British values would be superficial and divisive (17) by Brian Paddick
  Sarah Olney’s maiden speech (12) by Mary Reid
20th  Jedi is not a religion: official (16) by Joe Otten
  Aleppo must be a wake up call (29) by Joe Otten
  If the wooly hat fits – raising money by email (1) by Antony Hook
  Taxing multinationals (35) by Richard Warren
21st  Alex Cole-Hamilton: No oaths please, we’re British (24) by NewsHound
  Former Cardiff City Council leader Rodney Berman aims for Council seat in May (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Choosing one’s ideal Focus delivery tool (11) by Paul Walter
  Lessons (and warning) from Trump (6) by Mark Argent
  If – that awkward little notion (11) by James Vincent
  Copeland – a chance to reach out to both sides of the Remain/Leave divide (44) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddick: EU court ruling on surveillance shows that Government overstepped the mark (16) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  Test your knowledge and ingenuity – quick quiz about a national institution (20) by Paul Walter
  The triumph of mendacity, and what we can do about it (19) by Nick T
  Southern Rail Debacle. Time for the Tory MPs in the South East to step up! (18) by Stephen Lloyd
  Clegg joins two former home secretaries to call for halving of prison population (25) by The Voice
23rd  Eastleigh Lib Dems deliver strong performance to hold seat with 64% of the vote (6) by Caron Lindsay
  We have a winner of our quiz! (1) by Paul Walter
  Tim Farron’s Christmas message (10) by The Voice
  An early general election? There’s a Christmas present we should be careful about wishing for (22) by Sam Phripp
  “What I really wanted to hear from Remain” (109) by Rob Parsons
24th  Spare a thought for Bethlehem (15) by John Kelly
  Willie Rennie’s Christmas message (5) by Willie Rennie
  A good year for journalists (18) by Tom Arms
25th  Merry Christmas to all our readers (11) by The Voice
27th  Help us find the Liberal Democrat Stars of 2016 (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Farron: Labour make a divided and divisive government look half competent (108) by The Voice
28th  Willie Rennie talks about solutions to poverty, poor housing and low wages (5) by NewsHound
  Changing the mood music of politics: Let’s get angry about poverty and refuse to stand by while papers demonise the poor (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Farron: Government making up Brexit strategy on the back of a fag packet (48) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Liberalism must up its game in response to 2016 (17) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #12: A message from Tim Farron (0) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #11: Some questions for More United (2) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #10 Tonight’s Question Time is going to be interesting (0) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #9 +++Breaking News THREE, no, actually FOUR Lib Dem by-election gains (0) by The Voice
  Who benefits most from voters having to show ID? (35) by Caron Lindsay
30th  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #8 Mockery of Diane Abbott shows why our political culture needs to change (0) by The Voice
  On losing so many heroines and heroes in 2016 – and telegraph poles (1) by Paul Walter
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #7 Unwelcome behaviour at Conference (0) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #6 Undeclared Conservative election expenses unearthed by Channel 4 News (1) by The Voice
  Observations of an expat: Disastrous Middle East victory (22) by Tom Arms
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #5 EU citizenship? (0) by The Voice
  Shirley Williams honoured (6) by The Voice
31st  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #4: Liz Truss as you have never seen her before (0) by The Voice
  The good things about 2016 (1) by Caron Lindsay
  New Year Honours: Congratulations to Liberal Democrats (27) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #3 John Bolton as Trump’s Secretary of State? (0) by The Voice
  LDV’s Top Twelve of 2016: #2 How did our constituencies vote in the EU Referendum? (8) by The Voice
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Recent Comments

  • User AvatarTony Greaves 24th Sep - 11:44pm
    Good stuff, Mark. Public transport in London is unbelievably good. I know, I use it for part of the week for part of the year....
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 24th Sep - 11:41pm
    Martin, how could Britain remain in the Single Market and the Customs Union without accepting the four freedoms? And how stay in the Customs Union...
  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 24th Sep - 11:06pm
    @Roland I don't believe 'being British' - or adhering to the teachings of Christ - has anything to do with it. It's possible to 'do...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 24th Sep - 11:03pm
    Roland, when you can tell me where Christ forbad the type of change to the law proposed by Vince I'll take your comments seriously.
  • User AvatarTim Hill 24th Sep - 10:43pm
    Paul Barker - It's a gain. The seat was held by Labour. The Labour Cllr resigned. We won. A gain.
  • User AvatarRoland 24th Sep - 10:42pm
    Nonconformistradical & David Raw - You've obviously missed my point, I'll be more precise. Part of being 'British' and thus our modern national identity has...