Monthly Archives: May 2017

1st  What were you doing 20 years ago today? (37) by Caron Lindsay
  A Lib Dem route to victory: a case for a Progressive Alliance (56) by Paul Pettinger
  Battle Bus debuts in Surbiton (20) by Olly Wehring
  Jo Swinson interview: part 1 – an introduction and life before politics (0) by Rob May
  That May/Juncker dinner leak – what does it all mean and what has Tim Farron been saying about it? (46) by Caron Lindsay
  Wera Hobhouse to fight Bath for the Lib Dems (5) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  Clegg: Poor, insecure and vulnerable already paying price of Theresa May’s hard brexit (8) by The Voice
  Welcome to my day: 2 May 2017 (0) by Mark Valladares
  Yesterday’s Press Releases in review: 1 May 2017 (26) by NewsHound
  Remainers must not be silenced (16) by John King
  Can Brexit help us do well in the election? (15) by Joe Zammit-Lucia
  Jo Swinson interview: part 2 – first steps in politics and what it’s like to be a young woman at Westminster (1) by Rob May
  No Progressive Alliance please, we’re Liberals! (89) by Callum Robertson
  WATCH: Nick Clegg’s speech on Brexit (9) by The Voice
3rd  Yesterday’s Press Releases in review – 2 May 2017 (2) by Mark Valladares
  Another membership milestone: Lib Dem membership reaches record high on eve of local elections (8) by The Voice
  Federal Policy Committee discusses the General Election Manifesto (13) by Geoff Payne
  Fight where we can win (31) by Douglas Oliver
  Jo Swinson interview: part 3 – campaigns, social media and a political hero (1) by Rob May
  Rennie: Rape clause shows that the Tory mask has slipped & nasty party is nastier than ever (7) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: The party’s new video (8) by The Voice
  Let’s say no to a Coronation of Chaos (48) by Caron Lindsay
4th  Yesterday’s Press Releases in review – 3 May 2017 (5) by Mark Valladares
  WATCH: When Tim and Theresa meet the public (6) by The Voice
  The Independent View: tackling bad landlords (9) by Alan Ward
  Willie Rennie: Every Liberal Democrat councillor will be a champion for their community, not a cheerleader for independence (1) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson interview: part 4 – the battle for greater equality (4) by Rob May
  Lib Dem Aude Boubaker-Calder featured in article on EU nationals seeking election as councillors (0) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: The EU knows Theresa May is deluded on Brexit and soon the Tories will (38) by NewsHound
  It’s polling day. It’s 10 o’clock. Tim says thanks (0) by The Voice
  Election night open thread (133) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Lib Dems select Jo Roundell-Greene for Yeovil (0) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson interview: part 5 – contemporary politics and what she’s doing now (1) by Rob May
  Lib Dems up to 18% nationally (BBC), performing well in key target general election seats (53) by NewsHound
  Some brief thoughts on today’s results (68) by Caron Lindsay
6th  Yesterday’s Press releases in review – 5 May 2017 (6) by Mark Valladares
  A pointer towards the future of British Conservatism? (23) by Lord William Wallace
  We can learn from UKIP! (50) by Toby MacDonnell
  Rennie, Cole-Hamilton and Campbell launch Christine Jardine’s campaign to take back Edinburgh West (6) by Caron Lindsay
7th  Liberal Democrats will keep Pensions Triple Lock – Cable (52) by The Voice
  Boost for Layla Moran’s campaign as Greens stand down in Oxford West and Abingdon (21) by The Voice
  Even Conservative commentators are doubting May’s strategy (23) by NewsHound
  Jean Davis to fight Charles Kennedy’s old seat for the Liberal Democrats (4) by Caron Lindsay
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for April (2) by Stephen Tall
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #479 (2) by Caron Lindsay
8th  The Liberal Democrats must remain the party of the Open Society (13) by Samuel Skubala
  Science at risk – BREXIT and the dangers to Britain’s nuclear industry (7) by Layla Moran MP
  Big beasts (23) by Mary Reid
  No deal may be better than a bad one, but it’s still very bad (20) by John Hefford
  Strong and stable (4) by Stuart Laycock
  Speculate to accumulate – why we should support devolution (7) by Callum Robertson
  The country goes a-Maying now, but is being led a merry dance (27) by Katharine Pindar
  In pictures: Tim Farron in Edinburgh West tonight (3) by Caron Lindsay
9th  Macron’s victory speech in English (9) by NewsHound
  Nick Clegg: 5p rise in cost of petrol down to Brexit (24) by The Voice
  Farron’s leader interview: I want a country where we are decent to each other (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dems to fight period poverty by giving out free sanitary products in schools (6) by Caron Lindsay
  John Pugh writes….Time to be practical (3) by John Pugh
  We need to be smarter in the battles we choose (58) by Chris Bowers
  WATCH: Call Clegg revived: People have the right to change their mind on Brexit (36) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Tim Farron: Emmanuel Macron’s victory shows why Britain needs a liberal opposition (0) by NewsHound
10th  Lib Dems to deliver £7 billion schools funding boost (19) by The Voice
  Tim gets aboard a hovercraft. What could possibly go wrong? (10) by Paul Walter
  CPS decision on election expenses charges due – a note of caution (0) by Caron Lindsay
  CPS statement – no charges, one file remains under consideration (0) by The Voice
  We need to talk about existential risk (7) by Simon Beard
  Rennie: Scottish Lib Dem MPs will fight for their areas against the SNP government. (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Canvassing in the sunshine (3) by Caron Lindsay
  On deals and no deals (13) by Joe Otten
11th  Lib Dems would boost mental health care with £1 billion investment (1) by The Voice
  Why things need to change in education (41) by Ian RIdge
  Tim Farron announces plan to take 50,000 Syrian refugees (35) by The Voice
  No deal, no way (52) by Tobie Abel
  Our Liberal “Internationalism”, born in a period of party fragmentation, is now our uniting and unique selling point (20) by Bernard Aris
  Coffee break fun: Kate Hoey airbrushes out her Lib Dem rival (8) by Newspuppy
12th  Lib Dems to introduce extra paid month of leave for fathers (5) by The Voice
  If you want a progressive alliance, you need to vote against Labour this time (43) by David Thorpe
  WATCH: The first Scottish Party Election Broadcast (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Conundrum of referendums and why we need another one (19) by John King
  Why we don’t need another divisive independence referendum (18) by Caron Lindsay
13th  Poll: Two thirds of Labour Remain supporters are voting Lib Dem this time (101) by NewsHound
  Brake: UKIP standing aside because May has adopted their agenda (31) by Caron Lindsay
  Swinson: I want to help get the country back on track (19) by NewsHound
  Tributes to Emily Price (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem reaction to the NHS cyber attack (27) by The Voice
  How the Lib Dem Press Office spent Eurovision (4) by Caron Lindsay
14th  Liberal Democrats commit to international aid spending (6) by The Voice
  Rennie reveals “appalling” child mental health waits (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Let’s make the Lib Dems the party of education, education, education (27) by David Becket
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #480 (0) by Caron Lindsay
15th  May’s Brexit will create a weak and unstable United Kingdom (21) by Nick Hopkinson
  David Davis accepts that we could leave without a deal (13) by Mary Reid
  “Like your styles,” Harry should vote Lib Dem (1) by Mary Reid
  Lib Dems send out strategy briefing to members (34) by Caron Lindsay
  Cole-Hamilton challenges Ruth Davidson to disown Tessa Munt’s Tory opponent for foul mouthed independence rant (8) by Caron Lindsay
  What are YOU going to do to encourage young people to register to vote? (1) by The Voice
16th  Lib Dems to fund £300m a year extra for the police (5) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Tim Farron say he’ll reinstate student nurses’ bursaries, give nurses a pay rise and invest in NHS (6) by Caron Lindsay
  May doesn’t care about disabled people losing their benefits – Farron (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Inflation sign of Brexit squeeze – Lib Dems (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Naomi Smith’s speech at the Progressive Alliance launch (51) by The Voice
  Brake: May and Farage’s claim of an easy post-Brexit trade deal left in tatters (38) by Caron Lindsay
17th  Eight Lib Dem policies to improve life for young people (5) by The Voice
  “I once led a protest against the Lib Dems. Now I’ll be voting for them” (20) by NewsHound
  Lib Dem manifesto to be launched later today – spurning Brexit, no pledge to scrap tuition fees and ‘Tim is pro-choice’ (!) (38) by Paul Walter
  +++Tim publishes Lib Dem manifesto in email to members (18) by Paul Walter
  Six Lib Dem policies to tackle racial inequality (12) by Lester Holloway
  It’s time to stand up for what we believe in… a manifesto is launched (25) by Mark Valladares
  On IDAHoBiT, what is in the Lib Dem manifesto for LGBT+ people? (2) by Jennie Rigg
18th  “Our optimistic vision is pro UK, pro EU and progressive” (3) by The Voice
  The Fight for LGBT+ Rights: An Unfinished Rainbow?
 (4) by Fraser Graham
  Farron: I am determined to protect decent people from being taken for granted by a heartless Conservative Government (51) by Caron Lindsay
19th  Liberal International: meanwhile, in a small country far away… (2) by Mark Valladares
  Today on the Lib Dem campaign trail (8) by The Voice
  Observations of an expat: Macronian clouds on the horizon (15) by Tom Arms
  New issue of Liberator out (0) by The Liberator Collective
  Is there a defence against the dark arts? (16) by Andrew Haldane
  LibLink – Nick Clegg: Scrapping free school lunches is an attack on struggling families (3) by The Voice
  Achievements of the LibDems in coalition 2010-2015 (57) by Robin Bennett
20th  What’s happening on the campaign trail today? Cole-Hamilton appeals to young voters (9) by The Voice
  Tories in social care meltdown (23) by The Voice
  LibLink: Vince Cable: After years of hiding from the public, Fred Goodwin will face the music over RBS’ failure next month (1) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Tim Farron: Lib Dems will give you a choice about the future (14) by NewsHound
  What do you make of the “Vote her, get him” poster? (95) by Caron Lindsay
21st  Jo Cox tribute: Election campaigning to be halted for an hour in her memory (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Amna Ahmad on her life and why she wants to be a Lib Dem MP (7) by NewsHound
  Edinburgh West profile: Labour candidate accepts that voters will vote tactically to defeat the SNP (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Willie Goodhart’s son writes about his father’s Dementia (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #481 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  And the winner of the Scottish Leaders’ Debate is….a nurse (22) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  New members, En Marche and non-target seats (11) by Mark Argent
  ‘Fiery Farron’ will fight false Mayism – but so may leading Tories (15) by Katharine Pindar
  Business leaders: Only Lib Dems are speaking for business and the people (28) by NewsHound
  A tale of two buses (65) by Mary Reid
  This election is about protecting our democracy (7) by Steve Trevethan
  The SNP and the Tories are using the same playbook to delegitimise opposition and checks on their power (9) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  Liberal Democrats react to Manchester bombing (7) by Caron Lindsay
  General Election campaigning has been suspended (85) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie statement to Parliament on Manchester attacks (0) by The Voice
  National campaigning to remain suspended tomorrow – but local campaigning can resume (2) by Caron Lindsay
24th  Feeling appreciated (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather (26) by Paul Walter
  LibLink: Tim Farron: The nature of the victims puts this attack in a different order (27) by NewsHound
  Statement from Mark Williams on Manchester attack (1) by The Voice
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: the final table (6) by Stephen Tall
25th  Online Champions – an election initiative from Your Liberal Britain (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Former Lib Dem MP for Hereford, Paul Keetch has died (8) by The Voice
  WATCH: Lib Dems replace Party Election Broadcast with personal message from Tim Farron about Manchester (7) by Caron Lindsay
26th  The campaign starts up again (2) by The Voice
  Labour and the Tories are talking about the IRA but, as ever, not about Ireland (26) by Sarah Tebbit
  LibLink: Amna Ahmad: The Tories’ response to the refugee crisis shows that they are turning their back on the world (5) by NewsHound
  Farron: Corbyn putting politics before people at a time of tragedy (122) by The Voice
  Brian Paddick writes…A gap has opened up and we need to exploit it (20) by Brian Paddick
  Why I’ve always gone to help in target seats (21) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Sarah Olney: Brexit undermines universities at every turn (3) by NewsHound
  Kirsty Williams on the “divisive” political atmosphere (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Sarah Olney’s “festival of fun” and Stephen Lloyd’s t-shirt giveaway – just two of the things happening in Lib Dem target seats this weekend (1) by Caron Lindsay
27th  Norman Lamb “The best MP in the region” (7) by NewsHound
  No bright new dawn (4) by Linda Jack
  LibLink: Paddy Ashdown: Tories’ Royal Marine cut plays fast and loose with UK defence (2) by NewsHound
28th  More in common – my visit to my local mosque (4) by Simon Beard
  Alpacalypse (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Liberal Democrats set 10 questions for Theresa May on the “Dementia Tax” (4) by The Voice
  New campaign poster highlights “Dickensian” Tory school meals plan (6) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson’s election car-share (0) by NewsHound
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #482 (23) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Is this the best email of the election? (1) by Mary Reid
  Jo Swinson on support for victims of domestic violence and abuse (2) by The Voice
  Tim Farron on Dominic Raab: the Alan B’Stard view of politics (10) by The Voice
30th  We need to tell people about our economic policy (78) by Alex Wagner
  LibLink: Brian Paddick: The Liberal Democrat plan in the fight against terrorism (5) by NewsHound
  “We get fined if we meet your wishes” – the NHS could be so much better (15) by Antony Hook
31st  Let freedom ring (11) by Martin Roche
  Scottish Liberal Democrats to launch manifesto (0) by The Voice
  REMINDER: Conference Early Bird Discount closes before the end of next mon (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Tory warnings about “bad Brexit” have one word too many (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Who needs a big majority? (6) by Andrew Haldane
  Paul Keetch obituary in the Telegraph (1) by NewsHound
  What we need from Tim Farron tonight (5) by Caron Lindsay
  BBC Debate open thread (28) by Caron Lindsay
  Debate summary – how did they do? (31) by Caron Lindsay
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