Monthly Archives: December 2012

1st  Nick Clegg’s message for World Aids Day (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lynne Featherstone writes… Royal Mail plans fail to deliver! (9) by Lynne Featherstone
  European selection results – complete (19) by Jonathan Davies
  Is this the week Nick Clegg will ditch support for the draft Data Communications Bill? (10) by Stephen Tall
  Mail on Sunday’s smears and innuendo against Miriam and Nick: Lib Dem statement released (25) by Stephen Tall
2nd  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader, No. 5: Leveson – “the Prime Minister and I disagreed” (6) by Stephen Tall
  Your essential weekend reader — 10 must-read articles you may have missed (7) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 5: “Angst” (29) by Libby Local
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #302 (1) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  If Leveson is a slippery slope, I’m a teapot (21) by Paul Walter
  Influencing Liberal Democrat policy through Liberal Youth (0) by William Dyer
  Gordon Birtwistle writes…Making the industrial strategy work in Burnley (3) by Gordon Birtwistle MP
  Hussein-Ece and Brinton on stalking, under-representation of women and gender-based violence (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Leveson: a devastating case for changing the status quo (0) by Mike Biden
  Opinion: Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with ordinary exploited people (14) by Bill le Breton
  Alexander: We’ll get under the skin of tax avoiders (12) by NewsHound
4th  The Autumn Statement: what the press says about Lib Dem influence (1) by Mary Reid
  LibLink: Lynne Featherstone in Zambia, part 3 (0) by Mary Reid
  Vince Cable criticises Starbucks over ‘tax dodging’ (13) by NewsHound
  Launch of Labour for Democracy (38) by NewsHound
  The Lib Dem vote share: not always the best guide to how successful the Lib Dems have been… (29) by Stephen Tall
  Scottish Euro-selection: George Lyon reselected at top of list (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Euro 2014 – a cause to fight for, not to hide from (50) by Mark Valladares
5th  Opinion: Will Leveson changes bring about more factual EU coverage? (11) by Willis Pickard
  Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes (2) by Michael Moore
  LibLink: Christine Jardine..A coffee with a sweeter taste (0) by Caron Lindsay
  That NHS spending row in full (18) by Stephen Tall
  Autumn Statement: the good, the bad and the ugly (38) by Caron Lindsay
  Danny Alexander: “We are delivering on our number one election pledge” (18) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson ensures fair treatment for supermarket suppliers (3) by Caron Lindsay
6th  Autumn statement: Lib Dem party groups respond (12) by Nick T
  Opinion: The autumn statement was constrained by a lack of both ambition and funds (13) by Daniel Wright
  William Powell AM writes… Why we must protect rural banking (3) by William Powell
  LDVideo: Mark Pack gets Paxo’d over the autumn statement (7) by Nick T
  LibLink: Paddy Ashdown – Fighting climate change is moral, vital, and in our own interests (7) by Nick T
  Clarification on fire safety regulations in the Palace of Westminster (2) by Mary Reid
7th  Welcome to my day… 7 December (0) by Mark Valladares
  It’s not just this Government that’s unpopular: it’s the idea of Coalition. Here’s what Lib Dems need to do about that. (62) by Stephen Tall
  And now, the award-winning Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnor… (3) by NewsHound
  Rather better day at Black Rock… and Vale of White Horse, Brentwood, Sutton… (12) by The Voice
  This week in Europe… 3-6 December (6) by Mark Valladares
  Danny, Don and Nick stand up for Local Government in a way that Pickles never has (1) by Gerald Vernon-Jackson
  Positive action for women on Westminster shortlists (35) by NewsHound
  Next week in the Lords… 10-14 December (3) by Mark Valladares
  Opinion: the case for intervention in Syria (7) by Mike Green
  New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on Leveson, the Autumn Statement, Europe and the Coalition (1) by Stephen Tall
8th  Autumn Statement: the good, the bad and the tricky (0) by Mark Pack
  In praise of people with drawn curtains in the morning (21) by Mark Pack
  Councillors’ home attacked and death threats – all because of a flag (47) by The Voice
  Stephen Gilbert MP writes… Equal marriage: a step towards a fairer society (6) by Stephen Gilbert MP
  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (8) by Stephen Tall
9th  Nick Clegg’s festive card: “Merry Christmas” (2) by Stephen Tall
  ‘Please give generously’: Tories mail-shot supporters asking for donations to fight Lib Dem mansion tax (5) by Stephen Tall
  Nick Clegg’s ‘Letter from the Leader’: “You cannot balance the books on the backs of the poor” (57) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 6: “Kickstart” (7) by Libby Local
  Andrew Adonis: “I am much more negative about the idea of coalition now”. Is Labour pluralism dead? (38) by Stephen Tall
  In other news… (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #303 (0) by Caron Lindsay
10th  Opinion: It’s time for Nick Clegg to make the liberal case on drugs policy (32) by Mark Thompson
  Opinion: So what’s really wrong with the economy? (61) by Geoff Crocker
  Liberal Youth make some noise for human rights (2) by Samuel Fisk
  Opinion: The trouble with George – you can’t argue on economics with such a political Chancellor (14) by Prateek Buch
  Julian Huppert MP writes… Drugs: We will be judged by what we achieve (6) by Julian Huppert
  LibLink: David Ward’s visit to the West Bank (3) by NewsHound
  Opinion: Formulaic differentation of the Lib Dems? (22) by Karen Wilkinson
  Opinion: Bringing modernity to local government (4) by Chris White
  Equal marriage: it’s a matter of religious freedom (58) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Leveson – Do we need a new Court of Appeal? (2) by Mike Biden
  Clegg set to veto Communications Data Bill (7) by Mark Pack
11th  OxWAb selects Layla Moran (3) by Neil Fawcett
  Opinion: Radical action need to remedy the economy’s woes (16) by David Thorpe
  Fiona Hall MEP writes … Paying the world’s poorest people for their precious resources (1) by Fiona Hall MEP
  Opinion: Making the EBacc work (17) by Samuel Barratt
  Julian Huppert MP writes … Communications Data Bill cannot proceed (8) by Julian Huppert
  Opinion: Avoid the Tax Avoiders! (43) by Kirsten de Keyser
  Opinion: Does the Prime Minister really care about free speech? (5) by Adam Corlett
  Ian Swales MP writes… Making the industrial strategy work on Teesside (6) by Ian Swales
  Eric Avebury writes … All Party Group supports vaccination summit in Tanzania (1) by Eric Avebury
12th  The rise of the private renters continues (4) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Time to quash Osborne’s employee-owner status (10) by Tracy Connell
  Maria Miller, the Telegraph and Leveson: how statutory regulation begins & how the press is bringing it on itself (7) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Mental health provision in the NHS – share your experiences (12) by Tim Purkiss
  Opinion: The escalator that’s pricing beer into insensibility (10) by Andy Boddington
  Norman Lamb MP writes…Preventing another Winterbourne View (1) by Norman Lamb MP
  Law Commission sets out details for review of election law (6) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Equal marriage legislation proves that Liberal Democrats have equality in their DNA (3) by Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
  Opinion: My taxpayer funded Euro jaunt was well worth it (5) by Jade O'Neil
  LibLink: Anthony Lester – My vision of a Leveson law (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Alistair Carmichael MP writes…Why I’ve put the whip away for the Equal Marriage vote (68) by Alistair Carmichael MP
13th  Opinion: Why Wealth Can’t be Taxed (except very occasionally) (133) by Geoff Crocker
  What Lib Dem members think of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcments (35) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Alliance holds firm against intimidation (56) by Declan Wilson
  Opinion: The case for increased surveillance hasn’t been made (3) by James Baker
  Opinion: Make no apologies for religion on equal marriage (50) by O Hudson
  Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore
  Fighting for the rights of women – all over the world (1) by NewsHound
14th  Welcome to my day… 14 December (0) by Mark Valladares
  This week in Europe… 10-13 December (6) by NewsHound
  Scottish Independence: one brief letter, one big problem for the Yes campaign? (8) by Mark Valladares
  Y’know those stories about the death of the Lib Dems? Turns out, they might’ve been exaggerated… (65) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Israel/Palestine – the current state of the ‘peace process’ (36) by Tim Purkiss
  LibLink: Nick Clegg declares the ‘war on drugs’ lost (8) by The Voice
  Nick Clegg: Time to rethink drugs policy (2) by Mark Pack
  Opinion: Are we valuing the right kind of growth? (15) by Chris Richards
  Because Barons (and Baronesses) are people too – the Lords hit the web! (2) by Matt Withers
  Norman Lamb: another step forward on parity of esteem for mental health (2) by Norman Lamb MP
  The LDV Friday Five: 14 December 2012 (2) by Mary Reid
  MEPs to press for treaty change for Single Seat following ECJ ruling (15) by NewsHound
15th  LibLink: Vince Cable – We’ll hunt down the tax avoiders (4) by NewsHound
  Nick Clegg’s ‘Letter from the Leader’: “no use standing up for civil liberties in opposition if you forget all about them in power” (15) by Stephen Tall
  Ad Lib: If you’re reading this, it’s not for you (34) by Mark Pack
  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (10) by Stephen Tall
16th  The Leveson Report: what Lib Dem members think of his proposals for the press (1) by Stephen Tall
  Equidistance 2.0 – Clegg attacks “fantasy world politics” of Tories AND Labour (13) by Stephen Tall
  Jo Shaw’s reply to Nick Clegg: Thanks for your stand on civil liberties – now it’s time to oppose secret courts as well (4) by Stephen Tall
  Libby Local, Episode 7: “New Year’s Resolutions” (7) by Libby Local
  Last reminder! LibDemVoice Xmas Drinks, Monday 17th December (1) by Stephen Tall
17th  Nick Clegg signals new distance from “fantasy world” Tories (13) by Paul Walter
  Nick Clegg’s speech: Governing Britain from the centre ground: building a stronger economy in a fairer society (50) by The Voice
  Opinion: A fresh look at China’s road to democracy – the way ahead (7) by Andy Yau
  Opinion: Mental health provision in the NHS – follow-up (2) by Tim Purkiss
  Opinion: Time for Lib Dems to change the debate on welfare (11) by Jonathan Featonby
  LibLink: Richard Reeves on stepping away from the Tories (12) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #304 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Prateek Buch on Nick Clegg’s speech today (12) by Paul Walter
18th  A twin-track differentiation policy (1) by Mark Pack
  Liz Lynne writes: Making the industrial strategy work in the Midlands (1) by Liz Lynne
  Opinion: Land is theft (34) by Alex Smethurst
  LibLink: Ed Davey – not a single penny on energy bills that isn’t in the public interest (0) by Mary Reid
  LDVideo: Nick Clegg – Governing Britain from the centre ground (speech and Q+A) (0) by Mary Reid
  My dozen best bits of 2012 (0) by Mary Reid
  Did you know the Lib Dems have lost half a million voters to Ukip? Here’s what I think it means. (51) by Stephen Tall
19th  A Christmas Carol. Stave One: Mensch’s Ghost (6) by Andy Boddington
  Paddy Ashdown: “The time for action is imminent” (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Andrew Mitchell – victim of a police stitch-up? (18) by Stephen Tall
  Michael Moore MP’s Westminster Notes (0) by Michael Moore
  Clarke’s concessions on secret courts will not satisfy Liberal Democrat campaigners (1) by Caron Lindsay
  A year in the life of…..the Scottish independence referendum (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Clegg beats James Bond and the Queen (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Large-scale redundancy consultation period to be halved, says Swinson (52) by Caron Lindsay
20th  A Christmas Carol. Stave Two: The Ghost of Avarice Past (2) by Andy Boddington
  Cable orders inquiry into Comet failure (3) by Nick T
  Do US politicians have a mandate for big changes to gun control laws? (15) by Nick T
  The Independent View: Why Ed Davey should support Tim Yeo for the sake of our energy and environment’ (8) by Sunny Hundal
  Opinion: The Welfare Uprating Bill is a mistake; this is not economic liberalism (21) by Mike Bird
  Jeremy Browne on his upbringing, an unusual encounter with Michael Portillo and why he is staying put in the only liberal party (4) by Nick T
21st  Welcome to my day… 21 December (4) by Mark Valladares
  A Christmas Carol. Stave Three: The Ghost of Arrogance Present (2) by Andy Boddington
  A Christmas message from the President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (11) by The Voice
  The ludicrous story of Northamptonshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner (27) by Brendan Glynane
  Why the UKIP surge is good for Liberal Democrats (43) by Tom Richards
  Eric Pickles’ 50 money-saving ideas show that he has no idea about local government (10) by Nick Barlow
  This week in Europe: 17-20 December… (1) by NewsHound
  Caron’s LDV Pick of the Year Part 1 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  The LDV Friday Five: 21 December 2012 (1) by The Voice
22nd  A Christmas Carol. Stave Four: The Ghost of Austerity Future (2) by Andy Boddington
  Lynne Featherstone writes… Three Lib Dem policies really stand out for me in 2012 (13) by Lynne Featherstone
  Tavish Scott: Christmas would be cancelled if Santa had to pay these delivery charges (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed (2) by Stephen Tall
  Pizza entrepreneur’s £775,000 gift to Lib Dems questioned – Telegraph (9) by NewsHound
23rd  Jo Shaw: Secret Courts update – please support our new motion to the Lib Dems’ Spring Conference (18) by Jo Shaw
  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Lib Dems are on the side of reasonable welfare reform, not indiscriminate welfare cuts” (234) by Stephen Tall
  A Christmas Carol. Stave Five: The End of It (2) by Andy Boddington
  Opinion: Norway? No way! Why a life on Europe’s periphery is not an option for Britain (24) by Giles Goodall
  Scottish Liberal Democrats mourn ex Council Leader John Morrison (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #305 (0) by Caron Lindsay
24th  A Christmas Carol, as sketched by Bodz. All 5 Staves Omnibus. (0) by The Voice
  The Independent View: A strong agenda for the most disadvantaged – an opportunity for Liberal leadership? (5) by Jenny Pennington
  Christmas confession: I am the photo fairy (1) by Paul Walter
  Michael Moore MP’s Christmas Message (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Opinion: Bangladesh – conspiracy to pervert the course of justice? (469) by Eric Avebury
  The political year reviewed by Stephen Tall, Tim Montgomerie and Hopi Sen (0) by The Voice
  Christmas confessions from the Lib Dem Voice team (10) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie MSP’s Christmas message: Strong liberal voices fight for young people, stand up to vested interests and work with others (2) by Willie Rennie
25th  Happy Christmas! (0) by The Voice
26th  Opinion: A glass of wine with that? (8) by Lorna Dupré
  Secret Courts: Nick Clegg’s refusal to meet campaigners is not helping (12) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Clegg’s Christmas Message 2012 (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Lynne Featherstone takes on church leaders on equal marriage (25) by Caron Lindsay
27th  Clegg celebrates the “astonishing triumph of politics over conflict” which is the EU (14) by Nick T
  Party members vote Vince Cable Lib Dem Minister of the Year (again) (9) by Stephen Tall
28th  LibLink: Richard Reeves – Have yourself a merry liberal Christmas (5) by The Voice
  Opinion: A New Year, a new direction for Liberal Youth? (4) by Sean Davey
  Nick Clegg’s New Year’s resolutions 2013 (0) by The Voice
  Which Lib Dem minister had the worst year? Here’s what party members think… (9) by Stephen Tall
29th  Congratulations, Caroline Pidgeon (13) by Mark Pack
  New Year’s Honours (5) by Mary Reid
  Tim Farron tops our poll as Lib Dem politician who enjoyed the best 2012 (6) by Stephen Tall
  Well done Liz Barker, Andrew Phillips, Chris Rennard and Ros Scott (0) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Alistair Carmichael MP’s heartfelt appreciation of John Morrison (0) by Caron Lindsay
30th  Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “let’s look forward to a successful and enjoyable 2013” (1) by Stephen Tall
  What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition after 2½ years (10) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #306 (0) by Caron Lindsay
31st  Who’s up, who’s down? How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems (1) by Stephen Tall
  Opinion: Should the Queen speak out on the Belfast flag issue? (12) by Geoff Crocker
  Opinion: Proposed conference motion on extradition to the US (6) by Richard Clare
  Opinion: We’ve got our strategy the wrong way round (41) by George Potter
  Opinion: Against liberalism (62) by David Allen
  Willie Rennie MSP’s New Year Message: 3 vital issues we must tackle in 2013 (1) by Willie Rennie
  The 7 most-read posts of 2012 (0) by The Voice

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