Tag Archives: nikki thomson

A snapshot of Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Scottish Liberal Democrats met for a busy annual Autumn conference in Dunfermline last Saturday. The day started with the most delicious sliced sausage ever. Subjects debated by members (all of whom have a vote), include reverse vending machines, honest lets, cuts to student funding, affordable childcare and the Home Rule Commission chaired by Sir Menzies Campbell.  Charles Kennedy also took part in that debate.

There were keynote speeches from Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore, new Business and Equalities Minister Jo Swinson and leader Willie Rennie. Danny Alexander did a question and answer session on the Mid Term Review and …

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , and | Leave a comment

In other news… Trident, MI6, DECC, defections & other stories

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days…

Coalition set for new split on cut-price Trident plan (Scotsman)

COALITION splits over Britain’s nuclear deterrent are set to be reopened after an internal Ministry of Defence review suggested a slimmed-down version of the £25 billion Trident replacement could be an option. … The report, led by Lib Dem armed forces minister Nick Harvey, looks set to reopen coalition divisions with many Tory back-benchers concerned that Britain’s replacement for Trident could end up being sacrificed for political reasons. However, with final decisions not

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , and | 5 Comments

RIP Nikki Thomson

I first met Nikki Thomson at the inaugural party conference of the Social and Liberal Democrats, back in September 1988. You couldn’t miss Nikki: she exuded energy and determination.

A liberal to the core, she had had her misgivings about the merger of the two Alliance parties, but once she had decided to join, she threw herself into the new party with the vigour and passion that was her trademark.

Posted in News and Obituaries | Also tagged and | 14 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarJohn Peters 26th Aug - 2:32pm
    Martin The UK voted to leave the EU. The UK is the member state and the member state will leave. Reverse Greenland pops up occasionally...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 26th Aug - 2:16pm
    @nvelope2003 "The evidence seems to indicate that the “Reserved” labels were on seats which were booked from York by passengers going further north which would...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 26th Aug - 2:00pm
    Jack makes a good case but two points worth alluding to . The reason in the survey he altogether misses the point, on demographics ,...
  • User AvatarMartin 26th Aug - 1:58pm
    Scotland is in the EU already, so the obligation that Scotland becomes independent before being in the EU is not a necessity. The only precedent...
  • User AvatarJamesG 26th Aug - 1:47pm
    I'd say keep an eye on the EU machinations for a few months yet. On the Euronews portal there is a good article about the...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 26th Aug - 1:45pm
    There is a good case for reviewing the UK's constitution and especially its centralised system of government (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland excepted). The government,...