Monthly Archives: March 2017

1st  Two reasons why the UK will take generations to recover from the shock of leaving the single market and customs union (16) by Paul Walter
  Brexit – it’s time to stop looking for someone to blame and take action! (53) by Andrew Davidson
  Newby: Brexiteers will not intimidate the Lords (0) by NewsHound
  £1 million donation for Lib Dems helps party oppose Brexit (22) by Caron Lindsay
  Sarah Olney holds first Westminster Hall debate on Heathrow expansion (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Giving EU nationals the right to stay benefits us all (16) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Farron: EU Nationals should be allowed to stay if we have anything decent about us (1) by The Voice
  Lib Dems react to Government defeat over #righttostay (61) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  LibLink: Willie Rennie: Lib Dems will make case for public vote on Brexit deal even after Article 50 is triggered (1) by NewsHound
  Winning in Stoke-on-Trent: The foundations that YOU laid (6) by Ed Fordham
  Let’s turn the forensic spotlight on Theresa May’s “Britain that works for everyone” (26) by Martin Roche
  Remember when all we had to worry about was Ed Miliband forgetting to mention the deficit? (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Job Watch: Cambridge Special (1) by The Voice
  Wow – a Liberal Democrat on Question Time tonight (12) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  Lib Dems GAIN a council seat and have a strong hold in Redcar (30) by Caron Lindsay
  Romancing the Silk Roads (5) by Merlene Emerson
  Observations of an ex pat: Guns, butter and bridges (2) by Tom Arms
  Friday fun: Tom Brake and Sarah Olney in Twitter video controversy (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Living on borrowed time (63) by Catherine Crosland
  The Independent View: What’s the crack? (3) by Elle Wadsworth
4th  Great result for Alliance as majority of Northern Ireland votes against Brexit (22) by Caron Lindsay
  The Lib Dems are the party the country needs (10) by Richard Hall
  Analysis of Northern Ireland Election results #AE17 (10) by Stephen Glenn
  Why I was furious to get an email from Liz Leffman (50) by Caron Lindsay
  Two months to go: What will you be doing on polling day? (3) by Caron Lindsay
  ++++Breaking: Jackie Pearcey will fight Manchester Gorton by-election for the Lib Dems (23) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems take part in national Day of Action opposing Brexit and supporting #righttostay (2) by The Voice
5th  This is our time now: a time for assertiveness and for anger (77) by Katharine Pindar
  History doesn’t always have to be written by the victors (6) by Alex Hegenbarth
  Donald Trump is a dangerous and complete joke – but the joke is on the American people (19) 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 #471 (0) by Caron Lindsay
6th  From UKIP to Social Democrat in the LibDems (53) by Alexander Balkan
  Rock or Island? Disputes in the South China Sea (17) by Merlene Emerson
  LibLink: Catherine Bearder on World Wildlife Day (0) by Mary Reid
  Well – did they consult or not? (2) by Chris White
  The future of the English Party (15) by Sally Symington
  LibLink: David Laws – UK reaches socially acceptable limits of austerity (23) by Mary Reid
7th  Dead parrot squawking (8) by Joe Otten
  Liblink: Greg Mulholland MP on business rates for pubs and restaurants (2) by Joe Otten
  Meet Paul Tyler’s (almost) unused cooker… (1) by Paul Walter
  ++Second government defeat – Lords vote for parliamentary veto on final Brexit deal (53) by Paul Walter
8th  International Women’s Day – Who cares? (4) by Kirsten Johnson
  Inspiring Lib Dem Women: Daisy Benson (2) by The Voice
  International Women’s Day: Could there ever be a Lib Dem Jess Phillips? (21) by Ruth Bright
  Not all hanging together (1) by Chris White
  Lorely Burt writes: We can’t call ourselves a democracy when men monopolise public life (9) by Lorely Burt
  Lib Dems react to Budget (18) by The Voice
  LibLink: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez: I don’t want my 3 sons to grow up in a world where girls feel second rate (0) by NewsHound
  Making women’s work visible (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Inspiring Lib Dem women: Elaine Bagshaw (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Inspiring Lib Dem Women: The women who chair our state and federal parties (5) by The Voice
  Inspiring Lib Dem Women: Kelly-Marie Blundell (5) by The Voice
  Inspiring Lib Dem Women: Jennie Rigg (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Real women (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Inspiring women: Sarah Olney MP (6) by The Voice
9th  The other side of Brexit: What about the Leavers? (69) by Mark Argent
  Are we spending enough on our military? (11) by Edwin Moriarty
  Get in the game – why the Liberal Democrats must be champions for the video games industry (3) by George Osborn
  The amber kickstart (18) by Edward Crabtree
  Lynne Featherstone interview Part 1: Early life and influences (1) by Rob May
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for February (5) by Stephen Tall
10th  Yet another Lib Dem GAIN from the Conservatives (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Today at Scottish Conference -“Turning back the tide of division” (0) by Caron Lindsay
  CANZUK: The next big thing? (42) by Jack Watson
  Lynne Featherstone interview Part 2: The future (2) by Rob May
  Observations of an Expat: The Brexit elephant (3) by Tom Arms
  Lib Dems on Surrey County Council call on Tory leader to resign over ‘sweetheart deal’ (5) by Mary Reid
  Lib Dem councillors on a fact-finding trip to Brussels (1) by Chris Carubia
11th  Today at Scottish Conference (7) by The Voice
  Today at Welsh Conference (0) by The Voice
  Lynne Featherstone interview part 3: Same sex marriage and life as a Minister (8) by Rob May
  WATCH: Willie Rennie’s Facebook Live interview (8) by The Voice
  The New European provides an inspiring read (2) by Paul Walter
12th  Today at Welsh Conference (2) by The Voice
  WATCH: Willie Rennie’s speech to Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference (5) by The Voice
  LibLink: Jo Swinson: if we lose focus, progress on gender equality can easily be lost (1) by NewsHound
  Rennie’s independence referendum risk: why it may well be a good thing (60) 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 #472 (0) by Caron Lindsay
13th  Don’t get mad, get even: Join the Lib Dems (19) by Tom Arms
  New issue of Liberator out (0) by The Liberator Collective
  Now we must stand firm, and proclaim our own powerful vision. (7) by Katharine Pindar
  Welcome back to York and join us campaigning! (4) by Keith Aspden
  What’s the REAL state of the parties? (12) by Brian Milnes and John Grout
  Hammond is right to break the Conservatives’ National Insurance pledge (18) by Tom Papworth
  Join @timfarron for Euro campaign photos at conference (0) by Antony Hook
  John Leech writes…Help save fire-rescue hero from deportation (2) by John Leech
  Is Trident’s successor a white elephant? (8) by David Grace
  Rennie and Farron react to Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on the second independence referendum (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Labour crumbles into farce but Lib Dems stand firm in opposition to Article 50 Bill (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Heartbreak (41) by Caron Lindsay
14th  Article 50 is not the only or the best way to leave (18) by Joe Otten
  The United Kingdom is my country and I will fight for it (10) by Aude Boubaker-Calder
  Reaching out to the ‘Left Behind’: what policies should we put first? (35) by Lord William Wallace
  Nick Clegg struggles to be polite about the government’s self-deluded piffle (27) by Joe Otten
  Why I’m supporting Yes this time (38) by Keith Legg
  Drive the wedge (8) by Martin Roche
  Preparing for 2020 Parliamentary Selections: Returning Officers (0) by Arfan Bhatti
  Lorely Burt calls for help for girls in “period poverty” (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Royal indiscretion (13) by John Kelly
  WATCH: Lynne Featherstone on 5000 same sex marriages (1) by The Voice
15th  This time we should be firmly pro-Independence (66) by Tony Lloyd
  Some progress on party funding reform – comments please! (9) by Paul Tyler
  The emotions of constitutional change (16) by Stephen Harte
  Make cheating employers pay, not lone entrepreneurs (17) by Jonathan Hunt
  Tim Farron writes: A nuclear weapons-free world? (38) by Tim Farron MP
  Another civil liberties victory for the Scottish Liberal Democrats (1) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Strong showing for liberals in The Netherlands (15) by Nick T
  Updated for York 2017: Caron’s guide to the craziness of Conference (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Irish Liberal Democrats and LDV St Patrick’s Day fringe at York (2) by Joe Bourke
  An end to religious discrimination in our schools (20) by Toby Keynes
  A liberal case for faith schools (29) by Peter Taylor
  Baroness Joan Walmsley writes…Can’t we agree to agree on funding health and social care? (1) by Joan Walmsley
  Manchester Gorton: We need YOU! (0) by Elspeth McCobb
  Despite fight by Lib Dems, government changes today deny up to 160,000 people suffering from mental health disabilities access to Personal Independence Mobility Component (19) by Paul Walter
17th  Farron: Now is the time to stand and fight (8) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: Trump lost on Wednesday (10) by Tom Arms
  Good vote share gains for the Liberal Democrats in last night’s by-elections (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Social justice in a time of deficits (4) by George Kendall
  John Pugh MP writes: Campaigning for your local school (3) by John Pugh
  Today at Spring Conference (0) by Caron Lindsay
  How Liberal Democrat Lords stood up for the British people – Jonny Oates (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Clegg: Brexiteers are shameless pedlars of fake news and fake hope (27) by The Voice
  Federal Conference Committee Report (0) by Zoe OConnell
18th  Today at Spring Conference (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Defiant Conference rally sets out Liberal Democrat anti-brexit stall (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Tim Farron’s speech to the Conference rally: I am the only UK party leader opposing Brexit (8) by The Voice
  Conference passes sex work motion unamended (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Emergency motions deadline approaching #ldconf (2) by The Voice
  Lib Dems to continue quest for multilateral disarmament after amendment to get rid of nuclear weapons falls (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Norman Lamb’s speech in health debate at Liberal Democrat Conference (7) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Tim Farron’s Q & A (1) by The Voice
19th  Today at Spring Conference (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Cole-Hamilton: Greens have no mandate to call for second Scottish independence referendum (27) by The Voice
  In Full: Tim Farron’s speech: I love my country and I want it back from the nationalists (37) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #473 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  The other songs the Lib Dems could have chosen at the end of Tim’s speech… (19) by Caron Lindsay
20th  Reflections (1) by Jane Reed
  Electoral expenses allegations may have deep and game-changing implications (23) by Martin Roche
  Tim Berners-Lee: It is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone (4) by Mary Reid
  Will current NHS cuts raise prices and lower quality? (19) by Steve Trevethan
  WATCH: Tim Farron’s speech to Conference (0) by Caron Lindsay
21st  Here we go again… (34) by T J Marsden
  Are all the Brexit Tories rock solid for the “precious union”? (2) by Martin Roche
  Tim Farron comments on Martin McGuinness’ death (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Farron: Galloway boosts Lib Dem chances of victory in Manchester Gorton (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Brian Paddick writes…A government without a moral compass was always going to end up on the rocks. (3) by Brian Paddick
  Lib Dems: Inflation rise hits the poorest (23) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: The Conference rally with Olney, Clegg, Farron, Malik and Pearcey (7) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie goes all Alice in Wonderland AND uses the F-word (4) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  From selfies with Clegg to the Glee Club stage – my first Liberal Democrat conference (16) by Rebecca Yates
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: The EU is facing a liberal insurgence. Now is not the time for Britain to leave (35) by NewsHound
  Tessa Munt to challenge Somerset Tory County Council Leader in May (5) by The Voice
  Jackie Pearcey writes… Why Galloway just boosted the Lib Dems chances in Gorton (11) by Jackie Pearcey
  Lynne Featherstone writes: Smart consumers: the bedrock of the clean energy revolution (10) by Lynne Featherstone
  LibLink: Edward McMillan-Scott: Letter from a disunited kingdom (1) by NewsHound
  Tim Farron’s statement on Westminster attack (6) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  The Africa Liberal Network launches new youth network in Nairobi (4) by Harriet Shone
  Video – Farron: Those who attack us hate our freedom, our peaceful democracy, our love of country (2) by The Voice
24th  Flying our flags – @timfarron and @libdems at Conference (1) by Antony Hook
  Yet another Liberal Democrat GAIN from the Conservatives (21) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an Ex Pat: Brexit goes nuclear (9) by Tom Arms
  In defence of the “second referendum” (29) by Ben Andrew
  Joan Walmsley writes…Taxing patience and taxing patients (2) by Joan Walmsley
  Thoughts on York (0) by Lee Howgate
  Nuclear fudge on the Lib Dem stall (32) by Iain Donaldson
  Why politicians should tread carefully before using Quantitative Easing to build infrastructure (16) by David Thorpe
25th  A safe haven for Labour migrants (20) by Dan Hunt
  Lib Dems gather for March for Europe (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Keep on keeping on (15) by Ruth Bright
  WATCH: Farron, Clegg and Cole-Hamilton’s messages of EU defiance (13) by Caron Lindsay
  The best march banner ever…..#righttostay (3) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Catherine Bearder MEP writes…Why we want to let Brits keep their EU passports after Brexit (14) by Catherine Bearder MEP
  ALDC’s by-election review 23 March 2017 (7) by ALDC
  Paddick: Spying on encrypted messages would be draconian and ineffective (9) 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 #474 (0) by Caron Lindsay
27th  Africa Liberal Network takes a strong stand against gender-based violence (5) by Harriet Shone
  Sarah Olney interview part 1: Before becoming an MP (2) by Rob May
  Getting serious about defence (24) by Zachary Barker
  Human bargaining chips (24) by Ryan Lailvaux
  The Observer on a hard Brexit (18) by The Voice
  “Brexit: What The Hell Happens Now?” (3) by Mary Reid
  ALDC Local Election Appeal – we’re halfway there! (13) by ALDC
28th  Sarah Olney interview part 2: The Richmond Park campaign (10) by Rob May
  Changes to Disability Benefits and the Government’s blasé attitude to psychological distress. (23) by Matt
  Policy consultation deadline approaches (2) by Joe Otten
  Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up against PIP cuts (22) by Caron Lindsay
  Cannabis – Canada moving towards legalisation by 2018 (17) by Antony Hook
  On Article 50 Eve, what are senior Liberal Democrats saying? (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Game on in Gorton – By-election on 4th May (5) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Passing the buck: A right fine mess at the Department for Education (4) by Lee Howgate
  Blue Wednesday (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Sarah Olney interview part 3: Politics (0) by Rob May
  LibLink: Tim Farron: British voters must have the final say on the Brexit deal (1) by NewsHound
  Article 50 invoked: Lib Dem reaction: The fight goes on (16) by The Voice
  WATCH: Tim Farron: Time to fight against a hard Brexit (8) by The Voice
  LibLink: Catherine Bearder MEP: Playing hardball on Brexit will only weaken Britain’s position, not strengthen it (0) by NewsHound
  So this is how Jeremy Corbyn will be holding May to account on Brexit…. (42) by The Voice
30th  LibLink: Catherine Bearder – Dear Prime Minister – Playing Hard Ball On Brexit Will Only Weaken Britain’s Position, Not Strengthen It (1) by The Voice
  Newby: May’s Brexit plan will make us poorer, less generous and diminished as a nation (5) by The Voice
  The UK’s ritual humiliation of disabled people – Part 2 The PIP interview (16) by Geoff Crocker
  Liberal Democrat membership tops 87000 (5) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Brian Paddick: If we value our national security, we will avoid a hard Brexit (1) by NewsHound
  Brake: Great Repeal Bill is the biggest power grab since Henry VIII (7) by The Voice
  Damning PIP report shows culture of fear and mistrust – Olney (3) by Caron Lindsay
31st  Observations of an ex pat: Brexit goes nuclear, chapter 2 (14) by Tom Arms
  Farron: May taken to Tusk (5) by The Voice
  Shadow-boxing against a “no deal” Brexit is counter-productive
 (11) by David Graham
  Why the Conference Access Fund is a good thing (5) by Diane Reddell
  A whole load of love for the Lib Dem Press Office (16) by Caron Lindsay
  Fancy being a Lib Dem candidate? Our webinars show you how (0) by Natalie Chindipha
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for March (0) by Stephen Tall
  Three things to note on the Transgender Day of Visibility (1) by Caron Lindsay
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