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Lynne Featherstone writes… Royal Mail plans fail to deliver!

International Development minister Lynne Featherstone writes a monthly column for one of her local newspapers. Here is the latest one…..

When I get in and find a little card saying ‘we tried to deliver but you were out’ – I am always annoyed – because it means extra bother. Currently that bother is either re-organising delivery on another day, organising for it to go to a neighbour or popping into Archway Road post office to collect it at my convenience. With my schedule – only the last of those is a real possibility. But that small bother is about to get a whole lot worse!

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Electoral administration isn’t going quite as well as it should…

First, the good news: all the reports so far indicated a strong surge in people registering just before the deadline earlier this month. The Independent has some further figures to add to earlier reports. Thankfully, Havering Council with its hostile approach to people using the Electoral Commission’s website seems to be very much the exception. Whilst its electoral division has called “ridiculous” the number of people registering at the last moment, other councils have welcomed the surge of interest rather than criticised it.

Then the not so good news…

Allegations of postal vote fraud: the scale of the allegations, …

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Senior Labour councillor defects to Haringey Lib Dems

Councillor Brian Haley, one of the country’s most senior black Labour councillors, resigned from the Labour party today and joined the Liberal Democrats. He had been a Labour member for 16 years. His move comes after Haringey was rated one of the worst councils in the country.

This brings the number of Liberal Democrat Councillors in Haringey to 26 – well on course to take control of the council in May – while Labour now have 30.

Councillor Brian Haley, of St Ann’s Ward said:

Over the last few months it has become ever clearer that Labour has absolutely no vision to lift Haringey out of its current mess.

It is for this reason I have taken the difficult decision to leave Labour and join the only party that has the ideas and ability to turn things around.

The Liberal Democrats in Haringey are the only party with the drive and determination to provide local residents with the quality of service they deserve.

I would urge anyone wavering in their support for Labour to join me and back the Liberal Democrats which offers positive local change.

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Daily View 2×2: 10 December 2009

Good morning and welcome to Daily View. 10th December is the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death and the first awards of the Nobel Prize in 1901. Today we also sing happy birthday to Emily Dickinson and Ada Lovelace.

The numerical elements of this post break down a little, as you’ll see.

Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are some posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

OnePlace to rule them all

As we reported yesterday, the Audit Commission launched One Place, a website listing government inspection results of all local authorities. And reviews of their own councils have been exercising some Lib Dem bloggers since the site came back up yesterday afternoon:

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  • User AvatarBill le Breton 19th Dec - 11:48am
    I have been a supporter of citizen's income for many years. I like the word citizens income rather than basic income because it links with...
  • User AvatarRC 19th Dec - 11:48am
    Who would be entitled to this basic income? Only UK citizens? We assert that people naturally want to work to improve their lot, but is...
  • User AvatarJoe Otten 19th Dec - 11:45am
    There seem to be three elements to this idea: 1. Unconditionality (i.e. no "actively seeking work" test) 2. Work always pays (i.e. Universal Credit) 3....
  • User AvatarAndrew Ducker 19th Dec - 11:42am
    This Guardian article looks at recent research: http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/dec/18/incomes-scheme-transforms-lives-poor And it finds that people work _more_ when Basic Income is brought in. And that they do...
  • User AvatarT-J 19th Dec - 11:16am
    I am in full agreement with this article. The dehumanising effects of our existing welfare system, the mounting cost of administrating it and the whole...
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 19th Dec - 11:14am
    So just to be clear, people at work would pay higher taxes so those who could work but chose not can sit around watching TV...