Welcome to my day… 25 January (for the benefit of Mr Tyzack)

It would appear that these gentle introductions to Fridays have drawn some comment, and that not all of it is friendly. Ah well, c’est la vie…

Due to other commitments, and a very enjoyable dinner yesterday evening, of which more later, today is a little ‘seat of the pants’. So, what can you expect today (in no particular order)?

Sea otterWe intend to have a look at a possible gateway to drug policy reform, as Duncan Stott examines the position of khat. Naturally, with debate on our future in Europe is still bubbling away, Giles Goodall suggests that David Cameron might have done a little more research before raising Eurosceptic hopes, whilst David Thorpe suggests that we might like to turn our attention back to Ireland for some alternatives on economic policy.

Rachel Coleman Finch and her brother Jonny draw our attention to the effects of the 1% increase on some benefits, whilst my gallant colleague, Stephen Tall, has taken a look at Nick Clegg’s ‘mea culpa’ on capital spending.

There’ll also be more stuff on Europe, with bees on the agenda in Brussels, and we’ll be looking at what the Lords will be doing without Lords Reform to debate.

Finally, why the sea otter? We were accused, a few months ago, of having an attack dog and, having considered the matter, and rejected the idea of an attack koala (nasty creatures, in spite of their image), it was concluded that, as a representation of our comments policy, an attack sea otter was probably the best reflection of our philosophy as an editorial team.

And here’s a video for you to watch which might explain why… (skip the advert)

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

4 Comments

  • I quite like your style, FWIW.

  • Keep up the good work Mark.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User Avataralans 18th Jan - 3:55pm
    "This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide." An extract from the governments referendum leaflet sent to all UK households. There is...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 18th Jan - 3:48pm
    Alan Depauw - Perhaps. Whilst I guess that technically the PM could manipulate such a situation it would be a bit odd for governing party...
  • User AvatarWilliam Ross 18th Jan - 3:47pm
    Alan I wouldn`t want to rely on the IMF too much. A former French finance minister ( unbiased???) said that Brexit would be bad, seriously...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 18th Jan - 3:42pm
    @malc You ask "Only 23% want to stay in EU and that’s good news? " It sounds pretty good to me!
  • User AvatarAlan Depauw 18th Jan - 3:35pm
    Little Jackie Paper- The Fixed Term Parliament Act is not an insurmountable obstacle. The Act removed the PM’s unilateral right to dissolve Parliament. Instead, it...
  • User AvatarGeoff Crocker 18th Jan - 3:25pm
    I see your point, but no I personally would not want to decouple such a decision from the overt processes of representative democracy, and immerse...