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Leveson, the morning after the Report before: what Lib Dem bloggers say

Caron Lindsay blogged about Nick Clegg’s Commons statement here on LibDemVoice: Nick Clegg: We won’t find better solution than Leveson’s. Here’s a quick round-up of other reaction so far from Lib Dem bloggers to Lord Justice Leveson’s report on media standards…

Contributors split on broadly pro/anti-Leveson Report lines. Let’s start with the pro-Leveson bloggers:

Shock as politician behaves like a grown-up! (Caron Lindsay)

I can’t, for the life of me, see what the problem is with Leveson’s clever proposal for a self regulating body with true independence – ie not full of newspaper editors or chaired by politicians. It seems pretty

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LibLink: Richard Grayson – Lib Dems must dare to be different over prisoners’ voting rights

Over at The Guardian, Richard Grayson, a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate and former director of policy for the party, argues that the Council of Europe ruling against the UK ban on prisoners voting offers the Lib Dems a chance to seize the initiative. Here’s an excerpt:

While Liberal Democrats have consistently made it clear that they understand the need to punish crimes (despite the way the party has been characterised as “soft on crime” by both Labour and the Conservatives), the party is generally most interested in stopping crime in the first place. One way to do that is to transform

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Daily View 2×2: 25 January 2010

Happy Monday morning, everyone. Let’s get straight down to business …

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

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

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Daily View 2×2: 5 October 2009

2 Big Stories


Tory conference opens, and it’s time to party like it’s 1994

A few thousand Tories are converging on Manchester today, with two issues dominating discussion: Europe and welfare cuts. Ah, and there we were thinking The Major Years were but a distant memory.

On a more positive note, the Tories will be singing today from the localism song-book, with Caroline Spelman championing the party’s conversion to local control of local services – an interesting about-turn for an MP who opposed Scottish and Welsh devolution, and believes central government should impose council tax freezes from Whitehall.

Ministerial

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  • User AvatarLucy Nethsingha 2nd Mar - 12:28pm
    Lots of interesting comments above. The democratic deficit is a major problem for the combined authorities we have seen so far. Large directly elected councils...
  • User Avatarexpats 2nd Mar - 12:14pm
    I don't know about second homes but vast numbers of ex council houses are now in the hands of 'buy to letters'...The financial advice channels...
  • User AvatarRoland 2nd Mar - 11:56am
    "The symptoms of ‘local’ in England have kept the inefficiencies of centralisation from public view. " We've just had another example of this in this...
  • User AvatarKelly-Marie Blundell 2nd Mar - 11:51am
    Very kind, thank you David.
  • User AvatarRoland 2nd Mar - 11:47am
    The issue isn't really about invited speakers, but about what actually happens on campus. The biggest pain in my student days were the 'socialists' who...
  • User AvatarRoland 2nd Mar - 11:37am
    @Jack - "Why exactly should people get tax breaks to buy a second house when they retire?" I suggest you talk to a financial/pension's advisor...