Monthly Archives: April 2017

1st  Liberal Democrat Voice gets over its trauma and moves on (34) by The Voice
  The best of today’s fake news (13) by Caron Lindsay
  The Liberal Democrat Activist, the UKIP MEP and the boxing ring (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Filmmaker shows the sinister and, sometimes, bizarre reality of life under dictators (4) by Paul Walter
2nd  A longer read for the weekend…Sir Nick Harvey on NATO in the era of Trump, Putin, Brexit and Corbyn (15) by Nick Harvey
  Pub protection: The Casked Crusader strikes again (2) by Jo Barleycorn
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (0) by The Voice
  Freddie Flintoff, Professor Green, Ruby Wax and others talk about their mental health issues (0) by Paul Walter
  Farron on “ludicrous” Brexiteer sabre rattling over Gibraltar (34) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #475 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems could gain 100 seats at local elections: Rallings and Thrasher (20) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  Federal Policy Committee Report – 29 March 2017 (8) by Duncan Brack
  We don’t need a NEW pro EU party (14) by Geoffrey Payne
  Talk about economics, or we’ll be back to the party of the 8%     (54) by Callum Gurr
  Meet the new Brexit actors: facts, realism, truth (13) by Arnold Kiel
  Post-referendum positivity isn’t foolish (21) by Sean Williams
  War with Spain over Gibraltar? (35) by Chris Key
  Tom Brake on human rights in Saudi Arabia (8) by The Voice
4th  Brexit De-metrification: Inching our way to the periphery (57) by Peter Scott Brooks
5th  The shameless Lib Dem Press Office Easter Egg grab (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Easter egg hunt furore – something of the ridiculous? (15) by Paul Walter
  LibLink: Tom Brake: The Westminster Attack was an assault on democracy, let it not be an assault on freedom too (4) by NewsHound
  John Leech writes: Come and help deliver a knockout blow to Labour and hard Brexit in Gorton (11) by John Leech
  Vince Cable to liberals: Don’t despair, go local, celebrate identities and embrace social democratic policies (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Brexit related divisiveness mars school exchange visit (11) by David Hopps
  Yeovil UKIP candidates blame NHS crisis on women doctors (4) by The Voice
  LibLink: Jackie Pearcey: Only the Lib Dems can stop a hard Brexit (1) by NewsHound
6th  Why aren’t our poll ratings higher? (56) by George Kendall
  West of England: Five reasons to win with Williams (2) by Ryan Lailvaux
  D66 leader makes waves taking a stand against anti-gay violence (5) by Bernard Aris
  Lib Dem GAIN from UKIP in Aylesbury, hold in Bath and leapfrog Labour into second in safest Tory ward in Calderdale (16) by Caron Lindsay
7th  Observations of an ex pat: Hungary vs Soros (13) by Tom Arms
  Lib Dems respond to US air strikes on Syria (71) by Caron Lindsay
  Martin Horwood writes…Trump’s step into very dangerous waters (22) by Martin Horwood
  Baroness Joan Walmsley writes…150% rise in patients forced to move GP surgery as practice closures hit record levels (3) by Joan Walmsley
  Party members: Your chance to help shape the party’s strategy (12) by Caron Lindsay
  Anthony Lester on how Lib Dems and liberal politics have influenced progress of gay rights in UK (11) by The Voice
8th  Successfully defending a Syrian safe area (20) by Steve Walpole
  Scottish Liberal Democrats demand answers from Ruth Davidson over mental health cuts to PIP (3) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Jo Swinson: Five things you need to know about gender pay gap reporting (6) by NewsHound
  Lib Dem MBE Jen Yockney talks about discrimination faced by bisexual people (7) by The Voice
9th  Carswell, Brexit and Gladstone (18) by Douglas Oliver
  UK Government launches consultation on axing lettings fees – another Lib Dem win (6) by Caron Lindsay
  The most disgraceful Government form ever #rapeclause (19) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Tim Farron: Why I support Trump’s Syria strike (51) by NewsHound
10th  Strategy Consultation paper – there’s something important missing (7) by Ashley Cartman
  Populism and the French elections (6) by Merlene Emerson
  Idlib gas attack? Is “Not Proven” currently the least worst verdict? (78) by Steve Trevethan
  Catherine Bearder MEP: ‘Brexiteers lied to us. We want our country back’ (3) by The Voice
  The Garden Bridge – or Johnson’s folly (10) by Mary Reid
11th  Lib Dems should be involved in the Digital Jobs Action Summit (1) by Diane Reddell
  Alderdice inquiry on race and ethnicity – A Third Call (0) by John Alderdice
  Is there room in this party for a pro-Brexit liberal? (122) by Wayne Chadburn
12th  Susan Kramer: Brexit squeeze is hitting families with higher food prices (15) by Paul Walter
  Paddy: Royal Marines paying the price of two floating white elephants (10) by Paul Walter
  4 May 2017: a chance to vote against hard Brexit (11) by Antony Hook
  Our country is divided, and our constituencies may be, too (20) by Sean Williams
13th  The importance of the frame when debating Brexit (36) by Antony Hook
  Australian charity workers or local Tory activists? Shropshire Tories struggle to tell the difference (15) by Andy Boddington
  Canada legalises marijuana, “leading the way” says Nick Clegg (17) by The Voice
  LibLink: Tim Farron – Government can’t conduct Brexit talks like a hostage negotiation (14) by Paul Walter
14th  Of eggs hatching, plants springing up, and polls rising for us (40) by Katharine Pindar
  Integrating the party’s Eurosceptics (38) by Jack Watson
  Our Spanish sister-party Ciudadános is using “Community Politics” to build up support (16) by Bernard Aris
15th  Irish Brexit official: British ministers think that Brexit is an act of self harm (37) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Tim Farron’s Easter Message (22) by The Voice
  How to win people over to the Liberal Democrats (18) by George Kendall
  Manchester Gorton: Times reports on “serious challenge by the Liberal Democrats” (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Brexit on the doorstep (37) by Mark Argent
  LibLink: David Laws: It’s time for Theresa May to ditch grammar school plans (12) by NewsHound
  An Easter shoutout to some special people (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #476 (0) by Caron Lindsay
17th  Federal Conference Committee Report – 11 April 2017 (15) by Geoff Payne
  ALDC membership tops 3000 (0) by The Voice
  Liberal Democrats accuse Government of hypocrisy over EU workers in Parliament (2) by NewsHound
  Manchester BME Inspiration Day (2) by Natalie Chindipha
  “Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats lead the doorstep fightback” (1) by Mary Reid
18th  Will the last doctor to leave the NHS switch off the light (13) by Catherine Royce
  ++++++Breaking: Theresa May announces General Election on June 8th (123) by Joe Otten
  My take on the decision to go to the country (34) by Joe Otten
  Is the Euro a good reason for Euroscepticism and Brexit? (29) by Arnold Kiel
  General election – the right course of action for the country, but I have my suspicions as to the motives (22) by Paul Walter
  There are now twice as many Lib Dem members as at the 2015 general election – and more than 5000 people joined today! (12) by Paul Walter
  Carmichael: If you don’t want to come out of the single market, the Lib Dems are the only party who will speak up for you (23) by The Voice
19th  Maximising the number of pro-European MPs (22) by Duncan Greenland
  Evidence-based politics is some way off, but the Brexit scandal will be a blockbuster story (10) by John King
  Why Nick Clegg will defend his Sheffield Hallam seat (16) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: The lady turned…big time (3) by Tom Arms
  Tim Farron campaigns in Richmond Park (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Radical, liberal rental reforms are needed (4) by Sean Williams
  LGBT+ Lib Dems Acting Chair praises Tim Farron’s record on LGBT equality (18) by Caron Lindsay
  +++Breaking: Jo Swinson to stand for East Dunbartonshire (11) by The Voice
  John Pugh to stand down as an MP (11) by The Voice
  Gorton election will now take place on 8th June (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Loyalty and respect (26) by Michael Taylor
  Daisy Cooper “ready for snap election” in St Albans as local pro EU group backs her (4) by Caron Lindsay
20th  Lord (William) Wallace writes…Defining the issues in this election campaign (12) by Lord William Wallace
  A sign of things to come? (14) by Philip Knowles
  Don’t give the Tories a blank cheque (2) by Tobie Abel
  Lib Dem Membership: 8000 newbies in 48 hours (17) by Caron Lindsay
  Grasping the cross party nettle (85) by Chris Bowers
  GE 17: Key dates (2) by The Voice
21st  I hope the Russians love their children too (29) by Edward Crabtree
  Alex Cole-Hamilton to chair Scottish Lib Dem General Election Campaign (3) by The Voice
  Soft Brexit Tory MPs who sign up for a hard Brexit manifesto will be responsible for an historic mistake (21) by Paul Walter
  Public funding for the arts should be cut during a recession, right? (8) by Paul Walter
  Lib Dems raise almost £10,500 an hour since election called – more than double Labour’s effort (13) by The Voice
  It’s Friday, there’s an election on, there must be a funny story about Willie Rennie and livestock (2) by The Voice
22nd  Theresa May doesn’t want to do debates because of Tim Farron – Paul Staines (22) by NewsHound
  WATCH: Nick Clegg on Newsnight giving a clue about our election strategy (51) by The Voice
  Does Parliament have the plushest waiting room in the world? (5) by Paul Walter
  Tim Farron: Trump putting the UK at the ‘back of the queue’ is a devastating blow to May’s hard Brexit (32) by Paul Walter
  General Election Webinars 2017 (1) by Natalie Chindipha
  General election campaigns get off to a flying start across the country (1) by Paul Walter
  +++Tim Farron’s pledge to voters: Lib Dems won’t make coalition deals (4) by Paul Walter
  Lib Dems will not go into coalition – Farron (24) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  Encouraging poll news for the Liberal Democrats (25) by Caron Lindsay
  Rennie: Liberal Democrats have the momentum (0) by The Voice
  The ‘hit list’ of Pro-EU Tory MPs the Lib Dems are targeting in Brexit election purge – Telegraph (29) by Paul Walter
  Former Labour MP Bob Marshall-Andrews joins the Lib Dems (7) by Paul Walter
  Lib Dems put forward youngest candidate on Isle of Wight (2) by Paul Walter
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #477 (0) by Caron Lindsay
24th  Liberal Democrats expected to surpass 100,000 members today (12) by The Voice
  Moving towards a progressive alliance (34) by Layla Moran MP
  We’ve learnt the hard way not to stand in the middle of the road (38) by Paul Walter
  Tony Blair advises voters to consider supporting the Lib Dems or Tories (8) by News Meerkat
  Property Uplift Recovery Tax (14) by David Cooper
  The Lib Dem Lowdown: 100,000 members special: A guide to the Liberal Democrats for our new members (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Daisy Benson stands aside as Yeovil candidate (20) by NewsHound
  Lynne Featherstone hits out at UKIP’s FGM policy (8) by The Voice
  Eluned Parrott selected to fight Cardiff Central (8) by Caron Lindsay
25th  History marches at our back (7) by Duncan Brack
  Student hopes to become the Scottish Borders’ youngest councillor (4) by Paul Walter
  Taking on the Conservative message on ‘strength’ (43) by Joe Otten
  We got the power – a song to inspire our campaigning (18) by Helen Flynn
  Conservative councillor in Elmbridge switches to the Lib Dems (1) by Paul Walter
  There, he’s said it. You can leave him alone now (39) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Social Liberals: winning against Populism because we have “street force” (7) by Bernard Aris
  In this campaign let’s not focus too hard on Brexit: other things matter to people too (48) by Judy Abel
  Baroness Joan Walmsley writes….Tories ensure more taxation without representation (3) by Joan Walmsley
  Alex Cole-Hamilton: Family cap and rape clause have no place in a civilised society (8) by Caron Lindsay
  LISTEN: Mary Reid on Radio Wales talking about Tim Farron’s statement on gay sex (2) by NewsHound
  ALDC’s General Election campaign kit – an essential part of your local campaign (0) by ALDC
  David Ward removed as a candidate (59) by The Voice
  Lib Dem candidate won’t stand against the Speaker after all (45) by The Voice
27th  Sue McGuire selected to fight Southport (11) by The Voice
  Liberal Democrats will not field a candidate against Caroline Lucas (31) by The Voice
  Raising tax for health and social care: National insurance or income tax? (27) by Adam Corlett
  John Pugh MP writes.. Diversity now: Words into deeds (9) by John Pugh
  LibLink: Vince Cable: We are heading towards a dangerous one party state and only a Liberal Democrat fightback can prevent it (7) by NewsHound
  Save the date: 24 May for TV Leaders’ Debate (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Could Rachel Johnson stand as a Lib Dem candidate? (51) by Caron Lindsay
28th  Vince Cable predicts second economic storm (29) by The Voice
  Autumn Conference registration now open (4) by Caron Lindsay
  A proposal for tv leaders’ debates (9) by Robert Coster
  Election diversity – as if by magic (7) by Teena Lashmore
  Tim Farron commitment to end homelessness – reason to be proud, but also conscious of a great challenge (27) by Paul Walter
  Campaign contrasts: land of hope and fears (2) by Ben Westwood
  Lib Dem members must all do their bit in this election (5) by Callum Robertson
  New role for Daisy Benson (6) by The Voice
  Elizabeth Riches selected to fight North East Fife (5) by The Voice
  Happy Ed Balls Day everyone! (2) by Caron Lindsay
29th  WATCH: Jo Swinson on Question Time (11) by Caron Lindsay
  “Dear Mrs May…”, an open letter from Catherine Bearder (20) by Catherine Bearder MEP
  #LibDemFightback campaigners busy on the streets this weekend (2) by Paul Walter
30th  The removal of Nicola Sturgeon (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Slideshow: Bonnie the Lib Dem cockapoo captures the spotlight in Cambridge (1) by Paul Walter
  Farron on Marr: Lib Dems will be the strong opposition that Britain so desperately needs (22) by Caron Lindsay
  Farron to Blair’s 1997 voters: Things can only get better with the Lib Dems (7) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: China at the crossroads (4) by Tom Arms
  Fun on the campaign trail #1: Willie Rennie and Jo Swinson as Di Caprio and Winslet – or Sergei and Aleksandr (0) by News Meerkat
  LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week (1) by The Voice
  Fun on the Campaign Trail #2: “Smell my spaniel” (1) by NewsHound
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #478 (1) by Caron Lindsay

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