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Next week in the Lords: 11-14 February

House of LordsIt may only be February, but like schools, half-term is approaching fast (don’t forget, Easter is a bit earlier this year). And with the break starting on Friday, there’s still quite a bit of business to squeeze in. Curiously, there are no oral questions or debates initiated from the Liberal Democrat benches all week, but the agenda isn’t without interest.

On Monday most attention will be focussed on the Second Reading of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill. Baroness Stowell of Beeston has the unenviable task of leading …

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Opinion: We should not be offended by keeping our noses out of other people’s business

Last weekend’s media was dominated by the earth shattering news that Prince Harry called a fellow soldier in the Pakistani army a “Paki”. The press have hounded him, people have accused him of racism, and the soldier’s father has spoken of his offence too.

As if this “race row” wasn’t enough to shock you to your very core, we learn that Prince Charles has been calling an Asian friend of his, Kuldip (Anglicised to Kolin in some reports) Dhillon, “Sooty” as a nickname for years without anyone taking offence at it.

As a society, we British are offended way …

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  • User AvatarAlasdair Brooks 28th Jun - 10:22am
    One of the things that heartens me about this well-argued post is the open acknowledgement that 'The media context for Liberal Democrats is hostile. Our...
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    @Solip1 The party is much bigger than one person, 8 MPs or even a former leader. Nick Clegg was elected in his constituency and the...
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    @David-1 - I note none of the quotes you give actually use the word immediate or give any real indication of a timeline, other than...
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    We are seeing the submerged racism in our society. A racism which appears to be fuelled by the resentment of many people who feel marginalised....
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    Jayne and Katharine How refreshing to hear real radical Liberal voices after all the recent years of hearing obfuscation and confusing mixed messages from the...
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    Dear Spencer, I agree that "Liberal Democrats need to seize the hour" and I am actively considering re-joining you in the Cambridge party. However, the...