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Monthly Archives: February 2017

1st  Tim Farron welcomes LGBT History Month (3) by Caron Lindsay
  ICYMI: Nick Clegg’s brilliant speech on Article 50 Bill (22) by Caron Lindsay
  Federal Conference Committee Motions Report (16) by Zoe OConnell
  The Radical Association: Fighting for a bolder Lib Dem future (11) by James Baillie
  Churchill inspires D66 fightback against Trumpism and Farage’s people-expulsing “Hard Brexit” (11) by Bernard Aris
  4000 new Lib Dem members in a month (8) by The Voice
  In full: Tim Farron’s speech in the Article 50 debate (49) by The Voice
2nd  For our 4000+ Newbies: The Lib Dem Lowdown: How the party works and what it has to offer (6) by Caron Lindsay
  The first results in the party internal elections are in (5) by The Voice
  Why we shouldn’t feel helplessness towards the refugee crisis in an age of Trump (2) by Bradley Albrow
  Tim Farron’s message for Time to Talk Day (3) by The Voice
  Tower Hamlets councillor Andrew Cregan leaves Labour and joins Lib Dems (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Why I’ve left the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election campaign (12) by Ed Fordham
  The irony behind tonight’s Corbyn media firestorm (10) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  Yet another massive Lib Dem GAIN from Labour (25) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an expat: I am a liberal (14) by Tom Arms
  ICYMI: Sarah Olney’s speech in the Article 50 debate: We can’t build country without fear & poverty by turning our back on our neighbours (3) by The Voice
  After Brinsworth and Catcliffe we must all turn our attention to Stoke Central and Copeland (9) by Andrew Sangar
  Julian Huppert writes…Stoking the flames of liberalism (15) by Julian Huppert
  LibLink: Lindsay Northover: UK aid: High impact, low cost (1) by NewsHound
  Tributes to Gordon Aikman (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Attack Leave’s Leaders, Ideas and Claims. Not Voters. (43) by Antony Hook
  ALDC’s by-election report – 2nd February 2017 (3) by ALDC
4th  Britain in 2030 essay competition: And the winners are… (0) by Jim Williams
  Norman Lamb slams West Kent NHS Operations Ban (22) by Antony Hook
  Tom Brake’s speech in the Article 50 debate (5) by The Voice
5th  Three things a local party can do for newbies (8) by Adam Bernard
  LibLInk: Alex Cole-Hamilton: On selling our souls for a US trade deal (6) by NewsHound
  Lords reform back on the agenda? (12) by Caron Lindsay
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (2) by The Voice
  What’s more interesting? Constitutional or transport geekery? (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Cadan ap Tomos on Visit my Mosque day: We must bridge divisions in our communities (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this story in the Independent? (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Finding out that mental health progress was worse than we thought – one of the reasons Scottish Liberal Democrats voted against the SNP’s budget (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #467 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  The Observer agrees with us on a referendum on the Brexit deal (44) by The Voice
6th  Farron attacks Government plans to make patients pay upfront for NHS treatment (42) by Caron Lindsay
  Yabloko: Keeping Russia’s Liberal flame alight (3) by Edward Crabtree
  We have laws to protect wildlife so why don’t they work? (5) by Phil Aisthorpe
  WATCH: Lynne Featherstone’s message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Alex Cole-Hamilton on Trump’s travel ban: We will not tire, we will resist (6) by The Voice
  Compare the Dutch Government’s attitude to Trump’s travel ban to Theresa May’s (2) by Bernard Aris
  Lord John Shipley writes…Five foundations for the Housing White Paper (8) by John Shipley
  Kenneth Clarke’s speech in the Article 50 debate (38) by Paul Walter
  District councils: worried about funds and housing (0) by Chris White
  P-17: Only 16 full days of campaigning left in Stoke-on-Trent Central (10) by Ed Fordham
7th  Another day, another database, another threat to privacy (9) by Brian Paddick
  How the West can be Won (7) by Andrew Brown
  Lib Dems Should Embrace Automation of the Workforce (61) by Matthew Phillips
  Farron: Lib Dems will not make a pact with Corbyn’s Labour (34) by NewsHound
  A couple of voices of sanity in the current maelstrom of insanity (10) by Paul Walter
  Update on progress tackling Female Genital Mutilation in the UK (0) by Catherine Royce
  P-16: What is Stoke’s daily paper saying about the by-election? (5) by Ed Fordham
8th  Liverpool City Region Mayoral election: A chance to continue the Fightback (2) by Carl Cashman
  LIbLInk: John Sharkey: Why I fought to get a pardon for gay and bi men (1) by NewsHound
  ALDC’s local election appeal 2017 – help us do even better than last year (0) by ALDC
  My time living on the streets of Cheltenham (5) by Peter Jeffries
  Let the trumpets sound, the banners fly, Federal International Relations Committee has met… (3) by Mark Valladares
  Sal Brinton and Rebecca Hanson meet health workers in Copeland (6) by NewsHound
  P-15: You can make a difference by coming to Stoke-on-Trent (11) by Ed Fordham
  WATCH: Tim Farron on Sky News: “It’s a dark day” (56) by The Voice
9th  Winning the self-employed vote (13) by Martin Roche
  The Trump story that takes the biscuit – until the next one that takes it… (31) by Paul Walter
  Islington’s Liberal opportunity (15) by Alain Desmier
  Lib Dems can be the most digitally innovative party (11) by Michael Wilkinson
  Renewing our commitment to community politics (5) by Guy Russo
  P-14: Stoke-on-Trent Central will count the votes in two weeks’ time (8) by Ed Fordham
  Two Lib Dem GAINS from the Conservatives (17) by Caron Lindsay
10th  Compassion Fatigue? Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (39) by Kirsten Johnson
  Observations of an Ex-Pat: Trump’s Aim (3) by Tom Arms
  The Brexit White Paper- Big Holes in All the Wrong Places… (16) by Dave Gorman
  Jeremy Thorpe – ‘one of the bravest men in British politics’ (16) by Paul Walter
  The national treasure that is the British Library – all done in the best PAASSIBLE taste (6) by Paul Walter
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for January (0) by Stephen Tall
  P-13: Time for another delivery, we think (13) by Ed Fordham
11th  What do you do when you want to distract from your party driving the country off a cliff? (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Clegg cheered by students (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Impressive free public access to our Supreme Court (2) by Paul Walter
  Sarah Olney: Richmond Park By-Election was one of the best experiences of my life (10) by Caron Lindsay
  P-12: Thanks to all those helping in Stoke who are not yet Liberal Democrats (6) by Ed Fordham
12th  How to campaign in a “post-truth” world (13) by Helen Flynn
  Campaigning in Copeland (13) by Katharine Pindar
  Labour leaflet: It’s a lie to say Labour opposes Brexit (22) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: Children’s Mental Health Week: Nearly two thirds of children feel worried all the time (1) by NewsHound
  WATCH: Ros Scott talk about the Article 50 Bill, Brexit, the Lib Dems & local elections (0) by NewsHound
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  P-11. It’s Sunday Politics Midlands show live from Staffordshire University (1) by Ed Fordham
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #468 (0) by Caron Lindsay
13th  P-10: Legacy campaigning in a by-election (1) by Ed Fordham
  Pay ratios, inequality and fairness (31) by Dave Gorman
  LibLInk: Tim Farron: Why Lib Dems will continue to fight for the single market (23) by NewsHound
  William Wallace writes…Populism in the media (70) by Lord William Wallace
  The campaign against Brexit continues (37) by Nick Hopkinson
  Draconian changes proposed to Official Secrets Act (19) by Martin Roche
14th  P-9. What Labour just don’t get about Stoke-on-Trent (19) by Ed Fordham
  How can this government turn its back on thousands of child refugees? (5) by Julian Huppert
  Brexit could starve the NHS and British arts & culture from European input (7) by Bernard Aris
  Farron campaigns in Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent (0) by NewsHound
15th  Brexit – a view from the Continent (48) by Robert Harrison
  Believe? (6) by Ruth Bright
  LibLInk: Nick Clegg: UK not taking seriously Brexit impact on Ireland (2) by NewsHound
  Another Richmond: LDV’s Joe Otten takes to the stage (7) by Caron Lindsay
  P-8: The city of Stoke doesn’t change, but its voters might (5) by Ed Fordham
16th  Breaking: Stoke on Trent Lib Dems challenge Labour to condemn “offensive and illegal texts” (29) by The Voice
  Come to Copeland (2) by Andrew Sangar
  Brexit and Trump: The result of cynicism taking control (8) by Ben Andrew
  WATCH: Tim Farron talking about need to properly fund social care (9) by NewsHound
  P-7: The final week: Etruria railway station is a joke (3) by Ed Fordham
  By-Election watch (13) by The Voice
17th  Farron: National scandal of thousands of deaths linked to social care cuts (8) by The Voice
  Can an English identity be a liberal one? (15) by Rob Parsons
  Tony Blair is on our side. Eek. (76) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an Ex-Pat: Mind the gap (5) by Tom Arms
  The unbearable uncoolness of being liberal (12) by Edward Crabtree
  P-6 Why Lincoln, Sleaford and North Hykeham matter to Stoke-on-Trent. (4) by Ed Fordham
18th  Another massive Lib Dem GAIN from the Conservatives…in John Redwood country (25) by Caron Lindsay
  Political elites and why we think we need them (6) by Douglas Oliver
  Donald Trump, Twitter and distraction (12) by Caron Lindsay
  P-5: The oatcake crisis at Stoke-on-Trent Central HQ (7) by Ed Fordham
19th  Federal Policy Committee Report – 15 February 2017 (15) by Alisdair Calder McGregor
  LibLink: Norman Lamb: Time for honesty about future funding of our NHS (17) by NewsHound
  Vote Leave: Strong democratic case for referendum on the Brexit deal (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Tom Brake: Plans to divert aid for Brexit negotiations are a disgrace (3) by The Voice
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  P-4: David Vigar comes to Stoke-on-Trent (9) by Ed Fordham
  Dear Lords – please attach a parachute to the Brexit Bill (67) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #469 (0) by Caron Lindsay
20th  So how is our vote share shaping up? (12) by John Grout
  Speedy leaflet delivery (4) by Jane Reed
  William Wallace writes a letter to a new member…. (5) by Lord William Wallace
  Topping up your suntan – and your favourite soap (3) by Mary Reid
  Review of “The Joy of Tax” by Richard Murphy (6) by Laurence Cox
  P-3: Could the Labour campaign be any more selfish and arrogant? (18) by Ed Fordham
  Time to speak out against business rates (7) by Chris White
  Our Brexit strategy needs amending (35) by Adam Hyde
21st  Even the Daily Telegraph now says Leave was “wrong, “wrong” and “wrong” (36) by Antony Hook
  Liberal Democrat spring conference agenda published (11) by Joe Otten
  Towards a world free of nuclear weapons (41) by Neil Stockley
  P-2: Feeding the team that delivers on its stomach (5) by Ed Fordham
22nd  LibLink: Liz Barker on Trump and his ‘hateful eight’ (2) by The Voice
  Where power is going and more reason for democracies to band together (15) by Antony Hook
  LibLink: Kishwer Falkner on ‘How I will vote on Article 50’ (72) by Mary Reid
  P-1: Deep breath (18) by Ed Fordham
23rd  Lib Dem amendment to give power to mobile phone users defeats Government in Lords (0) by The Voice
  Caroline Pidgeon writes…Brexit demands greater devolution – a new deal for our regions (15) by Caroline Pidgeon
  Committee Reports: Federal People Development Committee – 21 February 2017 (0) by Miranda Roberts
  The scariest thing you have never heard of (8) by Alex Hegenbarth
  P-0: Polling day for Stoke-on-Trent (4) by Ed Fordham
  Tim Farron says thanks for by-election help (6) by The Voice
  Another Thursday another TWO Lib Dem GAINS from the Conservatives (4) by Caron Lindsay
24th  ++Stoke on Trent by-election – Lib Dem vote share more than doubles (21) by Paul Walter
  ++Copeland by-election – Lib Dems more than double vote share and move up to third place, beating UKIP (10) by Paul Walter
  Stoke and Copeland results show how far Lib Dems have come in two years (81) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Alliance 101 (8) by Tom Arms
  Lib Dem Lords aim to kill new Tory restrictions on disability benefits (27) by The Voice
  WATCH: Tim Farron speech: How a clean energy revolution means Britain can lead the world (6) by The Voice
  Energetic new approaches to stimulating Green Growth in West Midlands (0) by Beverley Nielsen
  The importance of enfranchising and educating 16 year olds (3) by Scott Bartram
  New SLF publication on the European carbon market (1) by Helen Flynn
25th  Copeland and Stoke say a little about party politics but a lot about the state of the country (50) by Nathan Sinclair
  Kirsty Williams on building last year’s elections and building an education system that inspires pride and confidence (2) by NewsHound
  Lib Dem Lords vs Article 50 Bill: Dick Newby: Government plans ” horrifying mixture of pious aspiration and complacent illusion” (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: William Wallace: Our democracy is in danger (6) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Jonathan Marks: The duty of this House is to mitigate the damage (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Ming Campbell: The public deserves the chance to change its mind (1) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Anthony Lester: Government has failed to answer key political and legal questions (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Julie Smith: We need to think about young people (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Joan Walmsley: Medical research at risk from Tory hard Brexit (1) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Jonny Oates: Lords must mitigate Government’s extreme Brexit (2) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Jenny Randerson: Wales will lose from Brexit (3) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Sharon Bowles: The government has no mandate to drive us off the Brexit cliff (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Lynne Featherstone: It was as if MPs’ cojones had gone missing (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Malcolm Bruce: Tory Brexit plans a denial of democracy and an abrogation of leadership (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: John Lee: Treating EU nationals like pawns is immoral and demeaning (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Susan Kramer: Brexit’s impact on financial services could ruin jobs and economy (0) by The Voice
26th  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Kishwer Falkner: The UK will have to renew its relationship with the EU to survive (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Lindsay Northover: We can’t have no cliff edge AND be willing to walk away (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Shas Sheehan: Boris’s sunny uplands quote is a shameless parody (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Sue Miller Narrow minded nationalism could replace outgoing internationalism (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Robin Teverson: Remain voters who want to stay EU citizens have been abandoned by the Government (2) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Brian Paddick: You can’t keep people safe without ceding sovereignty (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Judith Jolly: Brexit is bad for defence and security (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Jenny Randerson: Transport industry can’t cope with hard brexit (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Jeremy Purvis: We need to be careful how we bind future generations (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Dick Taverne: Dictatorships don’t allow people to change their mind (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: David Chidgey on the effect of Brexit on African trading partners (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Barbara Janke: Remain voters have spoken too and nobody is listening (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Roger Roberts: Referendum campaign was won on a lie on a bus built in Poland by a German company (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Martin Thomas The Charge of the Brexit Brigade (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Alan Watson: EU divorce brings disaster, division and catastrophe (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Paul Strasburger: PM chooses to destroy, for ever, Tory reputation for economic prudence (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Andrew Stunell: Hard Brexit will cripple the construction industry (1) by The Voice
  Lib Dem Lords vs the Article 50 Bill: Sarah Ludford: Brexiteers fear the people realising the disastrous truth (9) by The Voice
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #470 (14) by Caron Lindsay
27th  What is the collective noun for peers? (33) by Mary Reid
  Making banking a genuinely free market (20) by Callum Gurr
  Beverley Nielsen, our candidate for West Midlands Mayor, #BackBeverley (3) by Kate Canty
  Mrs Copeland (8) by Ed Thornley
  Incumbents or Entrepreneurs? (36) by Joe Zammit-Lucia
  Meet the Lords (2) by Multiple Authors
  Sir Gerald Kaufman R.I.P. (0) by Iain Donaldson
  The death of Hong Kong’s freedoms (14) by Esther Lam
28th  Meet the Lords – or at least two Lords and one Baroness…. (15) by Paul Walter
  Future women, real lives (17) by Ruth Bright
  Labour fail to back Single Market (33) by Joe Otten
  Book review – “The Long and Winding Road” by Alan Johnson (2) by Paul Walter
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