Monthly Archives: August 2017

1st  Vince shines in exchange of barbs with Boris Johnson (12) by Paul Walter
  A belated personal tribute to Tim Farron (37) by Paul Walter
  Liblink: David Laws – the ‘poor’ quality of education policy (45) by Joe Otten
2nd  Reminder: ALDC’s Give It A Go – pizza and phoning TOMORROW (0) by ALDC
  A bit of Lib Dem history (15) by Martin Thomas
  The Right are more politically correct than the Left (14) by Jon Andrew
  Autumn Conference agenda and directory now available (0) by Mary Reid
3rd  The Parliamentary Boundary Review is continuing. (25) by Antony Hook
  An independent commission is the only cure for the NHS funding crisis (29) by Azi Ahmed
  Meet Vince Cable (20) by Mary Reid
4th  Two sides of Irish history reflected in celebrity family tree (7) by Paul Walter
  LDV goes truly up north! (3) by Paul Walter
  Mathew’s Musings – commentary on this week’s news (13) by Mathew Hulbert
6th  LibLink: Vince – “The old have comprehensively shafted the young” (206) by Paul Walter
7th  Solving the school places crisis without building a single classroom (39) by Allan Tweddle
  Science and Brexit – now what? (4) by Stephen Kelly
  Basic Rental Income (35) by Joe Bourke
  Trump Inc. fleeces US Government to keep nuclear button in-house (6) by Bernard Aris
8th  “Complaining is not a strategy”: Lib Dem European Group’s new invitation to join us (32) by Antony Hook
  Sal Brinton’s reminder about Party Awards nominations – deadline Friday 11th August (0) by Sal Brinton
  Another glimpse of Liberal history (34) by Martin Thomas
  Cllr Keith Aspden writes…Tackling homelessness in York (6) by Keith Aspden
  How to enter the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League 2017/18 (10) by Stephen Tall
9th  To be the anti-Brexit party, being anti-Brexit isn’t enough (38) by Rory Domm
  Chris Davies writes…Brexit: .not a roar but a quack (35) by Chris Davies
  Venezuela – a failure wrought by paranoia and a cause without much principle (31) by Mark Valladares
  Lib Dem Chief Executive Tim Gordon steps down (3) by Caron Lindsay
10th  Latest Social Liberal Forum publication: Universal Basic Income as a tool for tax and benefit reform (33) by Helen Flynn
  Want to meet European liberals? Applications open for the ALDE Party Congress delegation (7) by NewsHound
  Why has nobody been held accountable for the Garden Bridge scandal? (13) by Chris Key
  Creative campaigning as the mood on Brexit evolves (7) by John King
  Sal Brinton’s email to party members on Tim Gordon – and what happens next (0) by The Voice
  WATCH: Vince talking about the financial crash (4) by The Voice
  Trees unite Nick Clegg and Michael Gove (6) by NewsHound
11th  Observations of an ex pat: Trouble at NWS 101 (5) by Tom Arms
  Cable, not Corbyn, is right on Venezuela (28) by Bernard Aris
  Notes from a new Councillor: The beginning (11) by Kirsten Johnson
  Kickstart: ALDC’s campaign training weekend – 24-26 November 2017 (1) by ALDC
  Mathew’s musings…Commentary on this week’s news (13) by Mathew Hulbert
12th  LibLink: Lorely Burt: The Government must act now to end period poverty (5) by NewsHound
  Tom Brake: Lib Dems will fight to keep citizens’ rights to sue the government (5) by Caron Lindsay
  LISTEN: Ming Campbell on North Korea, an anti-Brexit party, gender equality and what he ate before a big race (5) by Caron Lindsay
13th  New Lib Dem digital initiative – The week in politics (2) by The Voice
  David Miliband backs referendum on the deal and argues for social and political benefits of EU – how we can build on the growing anti Brexit consensus (10) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Vince Cable: It’s time to tackle the UK’s dangerous addiction to debt (54) by NewsHound
14th  Federal Conference to debate revocation of Article 50 (50) by Caron Lindsay
  The combination of food and politics can bring seismic change (18) by Martin Roche
  Beyond Brexit – Some policy ideas for the Radical Centre (48) by John Armah
  Notes from a new Councillor: My maiden speech (7) by Kirsten Johnson
15th  Lib Dems must lead the fight against the calamity of Brexit (58) by Katharine Pindar
  The other new party of the moderate liberal centre (161) by Joe Otten
16th  Could you be a future leader? (2) by ALDC
  Vince’s six questions for David Davis on the customs union (8) by The Voice
  Notes from a new Councillor: Taking Action (10) by Kirsten Johnson
  Vince: Trump state visit would be “completely wrong” after Charlottesville comments (2) by Caron Lindsay
  No, Vince Cable will not be launching new anti-Brexit party with former Mail Political Editor (32) by Caron Lindsay
17th  Patriotism, Brexit and the clamour for reform (44) by Ian Stotesbury
18th  Two holds, a gain and a near miss: a roundup of last night’s by-elections (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Trump’s equivocating over Charlottesville Nazis embarrasses May and hurts new US Dutch Ambassador (13) by Bernard Aris
  Jamie Stone, the ferret and the pantomime dame (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Notes from a new councillor: opposing Conservative cuts to children’s centres (23) by Kirsten Johnson
19th  WATCH: Vince Cable’s Edinburgh Q & A (6) by Caron Lindsay
20th  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (0) by The Voice
  Vince talks about his new novel and other things at the Edinburgh Book Festival (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Brake: Cabinet can’t even agree amongst themselves, let alone win concessions from EU (46) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #485 (1) by Caron Lindsay
21st  The Philosophy of Henry George (74) by Joe Bourke
  Is failure to use technology to enhance learning failing school pupils? (15) by Oliver Craven
  Notes from a new councillor: How to change things (12) by Kirsten Johnson
22nd  Brexit: We can’t gamble with our futures (46) by Thomas Shakespeare
  Was Champion right to “resign” from front bench over Sun article? (31) by Joe Otten
  The Press Pack: A round-up of Lib Dem media comments – 22 August 2017 (7) by NewsHound
23rd  Reversing Brexit (64) by John King
  Notes from a new councillor: Why we need decent bus services (30) by Kirsten Johnson
  Shooting ourselves in the foot (46) by Jane Reed
  Women-only train carriages are a terrible idea (37) by Caron Lindsay
24th  ERS General Election report shows that Liberal Democrats are heavily under-represented (21) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Job Watch (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Drama at Alex Cole-Hamilton’s office as strip light explodes (0) by Newsmoggie
  Vince: Migration stats show Brexodus of skilled workers we need to stay in the UK (36) by The Voice
25th  So what happens at Lib Dem Conference? #1 The debates (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Cable calls out May on inflated estimates of overseas student numbers (13) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Mathew’s Musings: Commentary on this week’s news (7) by Mathew Hulbert
27th  Don’t get too excited about Labour’s Brexit baby step (113) by Caron Lindsay
  Liberal Democrats would end the benefits freeze – but Labour aren’t sure (53) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #486 (0) by Caron Lindsay
28th  Remembering Donald Gorrie (11) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Breaking out of the bubble? (69) by Joe Otten
30th  Vince on Government’s “absurd” Japan trade plans (37) by The Voice
  Should we move our government to Manchester? (54) by Adam Corlett
  Nick Harvey appointed as Lib Dems’ interim Chief Executive (21) by The Voice
31st  Not the best day for the British government’s Brexit endeavours (76) by The Voice
  Vince Cable’s message for Eid-al-Adha (2) by The Voice
  Lamb: Government failing abysmally on GP target (6) by The Voice
  Linda’s last day (0) by Caron Lindsay
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