Monthly Archives: August 2015

1st  How to enter the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League 2015/16 (3) by Stephen Tall
  The next housing crash (18) by Emily Davey
  A positive light on the Labour leadership election (79) by Will Wilshere
  When the Divine Ms Duffett met Mr Farron (6) by The Voice
2nd  Dear Labour… (62) by Toby MacDonnell
  What we can learn from Corbyn and Boris….and Sanders and Trump (45) by Siobhan Mathers
  Bournemouth Conference Agenda: 5 days, 15 policy motions, 8 keynote speeches and some very important consultation sessions (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Farron calls on Cameron to act to end “immeasurable suffering” of migrants (49) by The Voice
  An essential part of any committee room (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Rennie tackles Justice Secretary on allegations that Police Scotland spied illegally on journalists (0) by The Voice
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #425 (2) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  An open letter to Nick Clegg (121) by Mark Argent
  “An Engaged and Constructive” policy for Europe (41) by Mike Biden
  You should stand for Police & Crime Commissioner (23) by Antony Hook
  From fishing lights to hat boxes (7) by Mary Reid
4th  What if your boss could check your internet browsing history?  (17) by Daisy Cooper
  Avoiding a ‘Munich moment’ (33) by Steve Walpole
  Asylum: Let’s look at the numbers (24) by Elwyn Watkins
  ALDC’s By-election report – 30 July 2015 (8) by ALDC
  Sad news: Sutton and Cheam’s organiser David MacDonald dies at 28 (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Good luck, Jeremy (84) by Ed Fordham
  Tim Farron goes to Calais to see the humanitarian crisis for himself (24) by The Voice
5th  Liberal Youth Freshers’ packs are here (0) by Liberal Youth
  Let’s appeal to lovers of a big- hearted Britain and win the immigration argument.
 (28) by Anton Georgiou
  How should we approach the devolution debate? A perspective from York (15) by Keith Aspden
  A smaller state is a liberal ideal to be proud of – the question is how you get there (132) by Max Parish
  “Opportunity, community, sustainability and an open mind.” Willie Rennie’s liberal values for today’s Scotland (10) by Caron Lindsay
  ALDC Awards 2015 – all you need to know (0) by ALDC
6th  New access fund for London candidates – how you can help (6) by Dominic Mathon
  The EU consultation: all right as far as it goes… (21) by Peter Jones
  Liberal heroes in pop culture Part 2: Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation (5) by David Faggiani
  Sal Brinton writes…Remember to send in your nominations for the Party Awards (1) by Sal Brinton
  Spare a thought for London Underground staff today (89) by Caron Lindsay
  Greg Mulholland’s Fair Deal for your local campaign shortlisted for PR Week Award (0) by The Voice
7th  #WeAreAllHuman: Liberal Youth members show solidarity with Calais refugees (6) by The Voice
  Tim Farron on Calais refugees: “These are bright, educated people that just want to create a life for themselves.” (10) by NewsHound
  Cllr Ruth Dombey writes: In memory of David MacDonald (8) by Ruth Dombey
  Email glitch highlights need for better integration of party databases (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Two appalling examples of lack of diversity in our public services (11) by Caron Lindsay
  How to enter the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League (1) by Stephen Tall
  Tim Farron’s seven campaign priorities (63) by Caron Lindsay
8th  Willie Rennie puts us all to shame – is it time he challenged Farron? (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Amnesty should support decriminalisation of sex work (48) by Sarah Noble
  Lib Dem Jobwatch Special: Fancy being a Parliamentary Adviser? (2) by Caron Lindsay
  McInnes presses for Holyrood enquiry into Police spying claims (2) by The Voice
9th  LAST CHANCE to nominate for party awards (3) by The Voice
  What’s in Liberator Issue 373? (11) by The Liberator Collective
  Calais: a sharp contrast in approach (20) by Paul Walter
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #426 (2) by Paul Walter
  Liberal Democrat Voice editor replies to Lord Greaves (171) by The Voice
10th  Let’s defend the underdog – Channel 4 (10) by Bryn Jones
  Working together in North London (4) by Cara Jenkinson
  Daily Mail exposes scandal that isn’t (28) by Stuart Bonar
  The Lib Dems: We need to fight back for the many, not just the few (21) by Judy Abel
  British Politics is in a constant battle with the youth and the Lib Dems should be on the frontline (61) by Jamie Dwan
  Sal Brinton writes: Consultation on party governance (21) by Sal Brinton
11th  Liberal Democrats should commit to abolition of all global borders (60) by Andrew Chamberlain
  LibLink: Cllr Jayne McCoy: Council intervention drives housing market (14) by NewsHound
  The Conservatives and asylum seekers (38) by James Harper
12th  On liberalism and NIMBYism (57) by Max Parish
  Lib Dems are the natural party for Eastern Europeans in Britain (43) by Antony Hook
  On drugs, protests and direct action (19) by Henry Fisher
  No replacement of Trident (72) by Ian Hurdley
13th  Shirley Williams predicts Labour MPs could come together with Lib Dems if Corbyn wins (69) by Paul Walter
  LibLink: Norman Baker – with the LibDems reduced to a “pile of rubble”, we’re in danger of sleepwalking into a one party state (124) by Paul Walter
  New members declare why they are liberal on Twitter #libdemnewbies #imliberal (1) by Paul Walter
  When a cabinet minister can’t open a door – from our archive (6) by Paul Walter
  Liberal heroes in pop culture Part 3: Mary Poppins (8) by David Faggiani
14th  ++Lib Dems GAIN former council ward of Brecon and Radnor’s Conservative MP (18) by Newsmoggie
  LibLink: Tim Farron – After 100 days, the penny is well and truly dropping on how hard Lib Dems fought in government (26) by Paul Walter
  The economic case is limited, but liberals should support Sunday trading anyway (61) by David Thorpe
  International Office to host busiest conference programme yet in Bournemouth (4) by Harriet Shone
  We need to work more on engaging party members (9) by Ross Fifield
  Liberal Democrats fight for the world’s poorest (19) by Shane Burke
  Why I am standing in the Haringey by-election (6) by Jenni Hollis
15th  REMINDER: ALDC awards: All you need to know (1) by ALDC
  ALDC by-election report 13th August: Victory over the Tories in Powys (1) by ALDC
  Politics and gardening (12) by Lord William Wallace
  On Kezia Dugdale becoming Scottish Labour leader (10) by The Voice
  Nine seats held, nine seats gained since May 8th #libdemfightback (5) by Paul Walter
  LibLink: Lord Carlile – UK must speak up against sharp rise of executions in Iran (8) by Paul Walter
  David Laws peerage “blocked” – plus new Liberal Democrat House of Lords members speculation (83) by Paul Walter
16th  Conference agenda now available (5) by Mary Reid
  LibLink: Julian Huppert on 1984, the Telecommunications Act and the crucial need for scrutiny of its use (2) by Paul Walter
  The stars and stripes flying in Havana top a list of significant achievements by Barack Obama (26) by Paul Walter
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #427 (2) by Paul Walter
17th  Jim Hume MSP: Scottish mental health units ‘struggling to cope’ (4) by News Meerkat
  Do the Liberal Democrat Voice team choose the adverts on this site? (14) by Paul Walter
  Consultation opens on Liberal Democrat values and beliefs (30) by Duncan Brack and Julie Smith
  Are you a teenager or first year student just about to go away? – you may need to get vaccinated for the main Meningitis types (10) by Paul Walter
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (4) by The Voice
  Shortlist for London Assembly elections (22) by Mary Reid
18th  How to Beat the SNP (71) by Joanne Ferguson
  When politics gets so serious that politeness gets thrown to one side (24) by Paul Walter
  The No campaign’s grim blueprint for a Britain out of Europe (56) by Stuart Bonar
19th  Cameron’s hot air on seagulls (23) by Paul Walter
  Lib Dems on 22% in ICM poll – from our archive (12) by Paul Walter
  Lunchtime debate – should e-cigs be prescribed by NHS? (56) by Caron Lindsay
  “No holds barred” discussion on sexism in Lib Dems to take place in Scotland (37) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Jim Hume MSP: Out of sight, out of mind? Why the SNP need to get serious on mental health (2) by NewsHound
  Farron urges Theresa May to help Calais refugees (36) by The Voice
  Duwayne Brooks pulls out of London mayoral selection (33) by Paul Walter
20th  Vlogging to victory (16) by Will Wilshere
  ALDC Awards: One week to go (0) by ALDC
  SNP Scottish Parliament selections – 2 MSPs deselected so far as Salmond endorses one challenger (30) by Caron Lindsay
21st  In praise of…New Zealand’s referenda culture (7) by Matthew Campbell
  Memorial service for Charles Kennedy to take place in Dingwall next Monday (1) by Caron Lindsay
  The EU referendum puts our free movement rights at risk. Everyone affected must have a vote (62) by Giles Goodall
  ALDC’s Local Campaigner magazine is out – essential reading for those interested in #libdemfightback (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Conference Countdown 2015: #libdemdisco is back (3) by Caron Lindsay
  The Lib Dem minister and the carefully annotated 500-page document that was shredded by mistake (3) by News Meerkat
22nd  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 2 (2) by Stephen Tall
  Conference Countdown 2015: How do Conference debates work? (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Tim Farron’s TimTalks: Housing (7) by The Voice
  I’m so glad I don’t have a vote for Labour leader (101) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  LibLink: Tim Farron – ‘There is only one opposition now – and it’s not Labour’ (71) by Paul Walter
  Conference Countdown 2015: The Directory has been on a diet (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Tim Farron’s TimTalks: Foreign Affairs (1) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie backs all women shortlists (57) by Caron Lindsay
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #428 (2) by Caron Lindsay
24th  When Sal Brinton pioneered considerate behaviour contracts for builders (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Conference Countdown 2015: The first policy debate on creating safe and legal routes for refugees. (2) by Caron Lindsay
  The Lib Dems’ problem in a nutshell (95) by Tom Papworth
  What a mess – the Labour leadership election (45) by David Warren
  Tim Farron’s TimTalks: Rebuilding our party (8) by The Voice
  Work is “like health treatment” says Iain Duncan-Smith (10) by NewsHound
  By-election report 20th August (0) by ALDC
  Disgraceful attitude to mental health disguised by the warm words of Iain Duncan-Smith (17) by Paul Walter
25th  William Wallace writes… The future of the left (70) by Lord William Wallace
  The Glass Ceiling Is Higher, Not Broken (30) by Rebecca Plenderleith
  2 days left to participate in ALDC’s annual awards (4) by ALDC
  How would Jeremy Corbyn actually lead the Labour party? (64) by Paul Walter
  Agenda 2020 open thread, essay collection and competition (8) by Joe Otten
  The crowded centre-left (107) by Joe Otten
26th  International Office welcomes young Liberals from around the world to Autumn Conference (2) by Liberal Democrat International Office
  Why I’m not going to castigate Jeremy Corbyn over women only train carriages (117) by Caron Lindsay
  York’s Liberal Democrats secure future of local swimming pool (5) by Keith Aspden
  The Telegraph takes a pop at the Lib Dem Disco (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Christine Jardine selected to fight Aberdeenshire East for Holyrood election (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Lord Jim Wallace writes: New Lib Dem colleagues will campaign with me to reform House of Lords (22) by Jim Wallace
27th  Willie Rennie: Lib Dems are for aspirational Scots with a social conscience (25) by Caron Lindsay
  Candidates and financial exclusion (20) by Mark Argent
  Eleven new Liberal Democrat peers announced (55) by Caron Lindsay
  Dame Annette Brooke, Hilary Stephenson, Matt Hanney and Ben Williams OBE and the rest of the Lib Dem Dissolution Honours (43) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson writes…Dissolution honours make the contribution of women look invisible (55) by Jo Swinson MP
  Tim Farron in Scotland: Scotland’s parties can embarrass Tories into action on migrant crisis (8) by Caron Lindsay
28th  Conference Countdown 2015: Human Rights motion – we need to be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water (16) by Paul Walter
  Emails go out to start voting on our Greater London Authority candidates (4) by News Meerkat
  Tim Farron MP writes…Liberal Democrats will work with anyone to reform the House of Lords (48) by Tim Farron MP
  Willie Rennie’s tribute to Charles Kennedy from Dingwall memorial service (5) by Caron Lindsay
  A chance to help shape Liberal Democrat policy on social security, privacy and sex work (10) by The Voice
  Safety on trains for women – what do the rail companies have to say? (20) by Caron Lindsay
  URGENT: Deadline for notifying LDHQ of Conference reps extended till Monday 7th September at midday (5) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Don’t talk to me about migrants… (91) by Caron Lindsay
  Sexual harassment and assault of women on trains must be taken more seriously (24) by Paul Walter
  Walter James, last surviving Liberal Party candidate from the 1945 General Election, dies aged 103 (4) by Paul Walter
30th  Lib Dems could try to out-flank Corbyn from the left? Are you having a laugh? Oh, and quit the anonymous briefings… (126) by Caron Lindsay
  Tim Farron’s Q & A with Scottish Party members: “Liberals, moderates, our time has come” (23) by Caron Lindsay
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (1) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #429 (0) by Caron Lindsay
31st  LDV Poetry: Moving forward (16) by Sue Sherwood
  Some newspapers’ attitude to refugees is downright disgraceful and un-British (73) by Paul Walter
  Walter James: Last surviving 1950 General Election candidate (12) by Chris Foote-Wood

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