My dozen best bits of 2012

Here is my personal list of the best bits in Lib Dem Voice in 2012. Please add your suggestions in the comments.

In no particular order:

Lynne Featherstone’s honeycomb surprise (Caron Lindsay) – any post about icecream will always catch my attention

Opinion: Mental health provision in the NHS – share your experiences (Tim Purkiss) – only last week, Tim’s brave post was a catalyst for some very moving comments

Introducing… Lib Dems Against Factionalism (Adam Bell) – love it

Opinion: A storm in a jam jar – my top 5 Euromyths (Giles Goodall) – jam, balloons and liquefied corpses

Tim Farron MP writes… The ASA and me – a response (Tim Farron) – Tim got himself into hot water but apologised, setting a precedent that at least one other senior Lib Dem will follow

Lynne Featherstone MP writes… George Galloway’s comments on rape are totally unacceptable, and they have an effect (Lynne Featherstone) – spot on

+++ EXCLUSIVE: Government to bring 2013 local elections forward to last Thursday in February (Mark Pack) – my suggestion for an April Fool magnificently realised by Mark Pack. And at least one person fell for it.

The Independent View: If I were in your shoes…views from the other side of the Coalition (Tim Montgomerie) – possibly helpful advice from a Tory

The 5 myths about the UK economy which it suits everyone to perpetuate (Stephen Tall) – with graphs. This was also the most read post in 2012.

Comeback Clegg – the Times’ reasons to be cheerful about the Lib Dems (Helen Duffett) – because we all need cheering up

In praise of Councillor Neil Hughes – 56 Up (Paul Walter) – great to see one of the original ’7 up’ seven year olds has overcome personal challenges in his life to become an effective Lib Dem councillor

James Bond escorts The Queen to the London 2012 Olympic Games – BBC (Mary Reid) – and why not? It recalls our charmed summer

 

* Mary Reid is the Tuesday Editor on Lib Dem Voice.

Read more by .
This entry was posted in News.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/32239 for Twitter and emails.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 20th Aug - 11:28am
    @matt "As far as I understood the “bedroom tax ” for private tenants, this was introduced for new tenants. It did not effect those immediately...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:27am
    David Allen All Bolano is telling us is, that that would have been much better politics. (And better for the nation too.) No he's not....
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:12am
    Bolano No – my argument, my point is first of all a pragmatic one. I think your narrative of the coalition is a more honest...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 20th Aug - 11:07am
    Steve You are also demonstrating a naive political awareness if you think that the way to sell state funding of HE to the electorate is...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 20th Aug - 10:55am
    Allan, do you want the House of Lords actually ditched? Surely a second chamber elected on a different basis should be there as a check...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 20th Aug - 10:51am
    Richard's comments and the ensuing debate have piqued my curiosity. It also makes me feel a little embarrassed by my own ignorance, but it's good...