Tag Archives: rebecca taylor

Willie Rennie puts us all to shame – is it time he challenged Farron?

Willie Rennie certainly is a pretty good role model for a healthy lifestyle.

This is the sight that greeted me when I arrived at Scottish Lib Dem HQ for a meeting yesterday morning.

Posted in News | Also tagged , and | 6 Comments

In other news… Teather’s non-defection, Mulholland on beer price-fixing & MEPs on Irish abortion law

Sarah Teather Would Rather ‘Poke Her Eyes Out’ Than Join Labour (Huffington Post)

Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather would rather “poke her eyes out” than defect to the Labour Party despite being sacked from the government, according to the party’s chief enforcer. After the New Statesman noticed Teather had voted against the coalition plans to cap benefits, a policy she decried as “immoral and divisive”, rumours swirled that this meant she was about to defect to Labour. However the speculation was shut down by Lib Dem whip Alastair Carmichael, who tweeted: “I just asked her, says she would rather poke

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

This week in Europe… 11-14 September

Of course, it’s not just the Commons that is back this week, as the European Parliament has returned from its summer break. And, thanks to the ever helpful Angelika Schneider in the ALDE office, Liberal Democrat Voice is able to keep up to date with the efforts of Liberal Democrat MEPs.

On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted the first European-wide law on the protection of crime victims, to improve support for them. The new EU law sets minimum standards for all 27 countries, such as free access to medical and specialist …

Posted in Europe / International and News | Also tagged , , and | 14 Comments

Diana Wallis MEP’s husband will not take over her seat

The Yorkshire Post reports:

The husband of a Euro MP at the centre of a furious “nepotism” row has bowed to pressure and decided not to take over her Yorkshire seat when she quits next week.

Stewart Arnold, husband of Hull-based Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis, has informed officials he will not be taking over his wife’s post at the EU Parliament, despite being eligible to do so as the party’s second-choice candidate at the last Euro elections.

His announcement follows a week of mounting criticism at the possibility of a husband automatically taking over his wife’s seat. Fellow Lib Dem MEP

Posted in Europe / International and News | Also tagged and | 29 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 13th Feb - 3:08pm
    I can see the testosterone flowing already. It's like a boxing match. If you are a counterpuncher taking on a brawler, you don't let him...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 3:04pm
    Mark You and I need to get together , I think we are real allies !
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 3:02pm
    Well said Nick and Mark ! Why must parties go too far !?!Is it any wonder I call myself radical centre and moderate centre left...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 13th Feb - 2:56pm
    John, Mick , Catherine , you baffle me I could not disagree more, as a born and bred British man, of half Italian and part...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 13th Feb - 2:42pm
    No, the flag hasn't been "tarnished" by the far-right - the flag is OUR flag, and always has been, and always will be. I am...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 13th Feb - 2:31pm
    Well said Cleggy. Union laws have worked well in this country for the last 15 years, and there is no need for anything other than...