Monthly Archives: October 2017

1st  Make votes matter in Wales (10) by Denis Mollison
  #1 in a journey through African American history – the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (3) by Paul Walter
  Membership matters: Are Lib Dems really ahead of the Tories? And if so, is that good enough? (17) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: Lib Dems demand an exit from Brexit referendum (29) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: Boris should call in the Spanish Ambassador over Catalonia (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #490 (1) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  The Fourth Industrial Revolution- The need for a full social and economic strategy to thrive in an age of accelerations. (18) by Darren Martin
  Prominent US statue of Philip Randolph – #2 in a journey through African American history (2) by Paul Walter
  Fighting Brexit: The virtues of patience (56) by John King
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: manager of the month for September (1) by Stephen Tall
3rd  The governor who stood in the doorway to stop black students entering university – and the landmark speech which followed (7) by Paul Walter
  Labour closes ranks around the South Yorkshire Police Commissioner (7) by Joe Otten
4th  A lifelong “learning account”. Liberal, radical, just the way the party needs to go. (11) by Simeon North
  Violet Temple Lewis – an educational trailblazer for African American women (3) by Paul Walter
  Homeowners as Currency Counterfeiters: a Parable (48) by David Cooper
  The human element and the political reality – Vince on Theresa May’s speech (61) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Time To Get Ready For World Mental Health Day (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  Riot? Rebellion? or Revolution? (6) by Paul Walter
  The Right to Buy – A Solution to Funding Care of Older People? (18) by Steve Spear
  Our New Disability Policy (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  Why Fiscal Credibility Is Still Important (163) by Steven Duckworth
6th  No, Nick, you need to join the Rebel Alliance to stop Brexit, not the Imperial Stormtroopers (70) by Caron Lindsay
  The underground road to precious freedom for black slaves (11) by Paul Walter
  Reflexions on the “how to exit Brexit” debate at the Autumn Conference (14) by Bernard Aris
  Want to fly the Liberal Democrat banner in 2022 (or maybe sooner)? (6) by Mark Valladares
7th  The music that united the world (7) by Paul Walter
8th  Willie Rennie to hold talks with SNP over support for Brexit deal referendum (4) by The Voice
  Reminders of the unspeakable inhumanity of slavery (2) by Paul Walter
  Observations of an ex pat: Think, Mr Trump (2) by Tom Arms
  Lib Link: Nick Clegg – You can stop Brexit by joining the Labour party – or even the Tories (22) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #491 (0) by Caron Lindsay
9th  In defence of tax credits: We must be the clear anti-poverty party (44) by Iain Porter
  A referendum on the Brexit deal is key, not growing other parties. (15) by Tom Morrison
  Baroness Joan Walmsley writes…Wasting a rare resource – and children’s lives (0) by Joan Walmsley
  The black slave whose failed bid for freedom led to the American Civil War (4) by Paul Walter
  Vince’s next speech (27) by Iain Roberts
10th  Splendid memorial to Dr Martin Luther King Junior in Washington DC (2) by Paul Walter
  Leave HQ editor welcomes the sweet release of a dismal fate (37) by Joe Otten
  Liberal Democrats mark World Mental Health Day (1) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Liberal Democrat MPs slam Government’s contemptuous approach to Parliament (2) by Caron Lindsay
11th  Brexit: Desperately seeking a BATNA (34) by Mark Goodrich
  Just as US President Jimmy Carter was the antidote to “Tricky Dicky”, could Oprah Winfrey save the world from Trump? (4) by Paul Walter
  Post 2017 Northern Liberalism (10) by Ed Thornley
  Tim Farron explains how the Government’s cuts to supported accommodation will harm most vulnerable (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Olly Grender writes…Why Alison Suttie and I are sleeping out tonight (4) by Olly Grender
12th  Cyril Smith – an apology is the very least we owe the victims (0) by Ruth Bright
  In the heart of the American rebellion (4) by Paul Walter
  Visibility of Women (or lack thereof) (4) by Flo Clucas
  Caring, Bereavement and the Liberal Family (9) by David Warren
  A couple of observations about Vince’s reshuffle (15) by Caron Lindsay
  The Love of Learning (9) by Kirsten Johnson
13th  Lib Dems gain in Three Rivers and forge ahead in Sheffield (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: A Friendly Wall (0) by Tom Arms
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: Be warned, Brexiteers, I know better than most the consequences of breaking a promise (2) by NewsHound
  Post 2017 Northern Liberalism Part 2 (16) by Ed Thornley
  The home where Martin Luther King’s family were bombed (0) by Paul Walter
  Should Liberal Democrats get more angry at Corbyn and the Tories? (28) by George Kendall
  Campbell: Every time Trump opens his mouth, the world becomes a less safe place (0) by The Voice
14th  Loss, connection and happiness. Is Liberal Democrat activism good for us? (38) by Katharine Pindar
  Cole-Hamilton: Defeating Brexit is our Everest (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Kenyan opposition leader in London: ‘New election will be as corruptly conducted as last month’s & its outcome will in no way represent will of Kenyans’ (2) by Paul Walter
15th  Liz Evans and Jane Dodds meet in Welsh Lib Dem leadership hustings (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Alex Cole-Hamilton calls for continence strategy (4) by Caron Lindsay
  So Labour’s against a no-deal Brexit. Are we supposed to be grateful? (36) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #492 (0) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Lib Dems should question detention of political activist under terror laws (8) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Vince Cable: Politicians get lost in search for fabled Magic Money Tree (39) by NewsHound
  The woman who refused to budge on the bus – and made history (2) by Paul Walter
  WATCH: Alex Cole-Hamilton and Scottish Young Liberals President speak at Edinburgh Rally for Europe (3) by Caron Lindsay
  My speech to the Nottingham Rally for Europe (30) by Mathew Hulbert
17th  This single photograph shows an amazing crucible of American history (4) by Paul Walter
  Welsh Lib Dems’ Leadership: Jane Dodd writes “I want to lead a party that is radical and reforming” (11) by Jane Dodds
  Post 2017 Northern Liberalism – Part 3 (39) by Ed Thornley
18th  John Leech slams Manchester Council on homelessness (20) by Caron Lindsay
  A journey through American history – a compendium (3) by Paul Walter
  Protesting by ‘taking the knee’ during the “Star-spangled banner” – who are the patriots? (5) by Paul Walter
  Welsh Lib Dems’ Leadership: Liz Evans writes…We must offer a positive alternative to nationalism (10) by Liz Evans
19th  We Are More Unequal Than Ever (17) by Kirsten Johnson
  Kent County Council to debate “all options” on the Customs Union today (8) by Antony Hook
  The Fight for Equality Goes On! (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  The Federal Policy Committee Report (5) by Geoff Payne
  Question Time is going to be worth watching tonight (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince Cable’s message for Diwali (0) by The Voice
20th  Observations of an ex pat: Patriotism vs Nationalism (17) by Tom Arms
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: Bickering brexiteers and teenage footballers (38) by NewsHound
  WATCH: Jo Swinson talking about her political comeback (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Cole-Hamilton: Children must have equal protection from assault (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Martin Luther King: How the dream speech wasn’t planned (6) by Paul Walter
21st  WATCH: Vince Cable talking about the Brexit Bill and how it undermines Parliament (4) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: Finally the Brexit spell is beginning to lift: MPs are beginning to stand against it (15) by NewsHound
22nd  Universal Basic Services – an alternative to Universal Basic Income? (23) by Laurence Cox
  We should be defending the fundamental rights of the people of Catalonia (16) by Alan Collins Pérez de Baños
  Julian Huppert won’t stand again in Cambridge (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Brake: Labour Brexit Bill intervention “Too little, too late” (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #493 (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems step up attack on Universal Credit (3) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  Dear Theresa, You’re either hopelessly out of touch or not being straight with us (7) by Natalie Fey and Simon Perks
  A vision for Vince (5) by Tom Burgess
  Just a joke, love (9) by Ruth Bright
  The Reagan Show – an absorbing portrait of a master communicator in the White House (9) by Paul Walter
24th  The building blocks of #metoo (24) by Caron Lindsay
  Put People in Power! (7) by Rajin Chowdhury
  Why Basic Income Should Be Lib Dem Policy (46) by Geoff Crocker
  The Calais ‘Jungle’ One Year On (6) by Tim Farron MP
  Things are changing in women’s football – but is it just a clone of the men’s game? (3) by Laura Willoughby
  Layla to May: Sack “witch-hunt” whip (12) by Caron Lindsay
25th  Lib Dems offer to vote for EU Withdrawal Bill (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Don’t forget to have your say on the General Election campaign (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Clegg: How to stop Brexit – almost (42) by Paul Young
  Donald Trump interview from 1980 – is this a different person? (10) by Paul Walter
26th  Schedule 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (8) by Helen Byrne
  Remarkable TV programme – Chris Packham: Asperger’s and me (0) by Paul Walter
  #NotACompliment, Misogyny and Hate Crimes (17) by Kirsten Johnson
  “Once more into the breach, my friends!” D66 delivers on its Environmental, Education and Feminist Social-Liberal Tradition in the New Dutch Coalition (2) by Bernard Aris
27th  Observations of an ex pat: Managed democracy (3) by Tom Arms
  Liberalism at the crossroads in UK politics (30) by Chris Bowers and Paul Pettinger
  David Blackburn OBE 1931-2017 (9) by Mark Blackburn
  Giving voice to the millions who didn’t vote in the Referendum (20) by Andy Daer
  “Once more into the breach, my friends!” D66 Delivers On Its Feminist Social-Liberal Tradition in the New Dutch Coalition (0) by Bernard Aris
  Taking a sceptical look at TfL’s Uber ban (17) by Alan Muhammed
  A disgrace to Parliament, an embarrassment to Sheffield (15) by Joe Otten
  Why David Steel’s Abortion Act means so much to me – a reflection on its 50th Anniversary (2) by Caroline Macdonald
28th  LibLInk: Paul Scriven: Jared O’Mara’s comments are “the most disgusting I’ve seen in 30 years of politics” (21) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez: Catalonia and Madrid drift towards extremes (46) by Caron Lindsay
  ALDC’s by-election report – 26 October 2017 (3) by ALDC
29th  Layla Moran talks education and inequality (3) by Newspuppy
  Liberal Democrats must be radical now (35) by Katharine Pindar
  Miriam says she and Nick knew about Jared O’Mara’s comments but he refused to go negative (24) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #494 (0) by Caron Lindsay
30th  Welcome to my day: 30 October (once more into the breach, dear friends…) (2) by Mark Valladares
  Cable: PM right to call for reforms to Parliament grievance procedures (4) by The Voice
  This week in the Lords (30 October – 2 November) – the preview… (6) by Mark Valladares
  How a Lib Dem budget could respond to the real challenges our nation faces (12) by Chris Key
  Meanwhile, in liberal Europe… October’s election results… (11) by Mark Valladares
  LibLink: William Wallace writes for the Independent on the Government’s Brexit dilemma (1) by Mark Valladares
31st  30 October 2017 – the day the dogs didn’t bark… (10) by Mark Valladares
  Australian constitutional crisis triggered by former Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate (5) by Paul Walter
  Cable: Comments from Goldman Sachs boss shows threat of Brexit to our financial sector (12) by News Meerkat
  2018 Future Women MPs weekend – applications now open (8) by Natalie Chindipha
  Corbyn is wrong to state that education is not about personal advancement (22) by Thomas Moule
  Burns Commission proposes a smaller House of Lords, and how to get there (17) by Mark Valladares
  The LDV Pumpkin Parade 2017 (1) by Newsmoggie
  Update on that Australian constitutional crisis sparked by the blog of a former Lib Dem candidate… (7) by Paul Walter
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