Yearly Archives: 2018


January
1st  Happy New Year to all! (0) by Mark Valladares
  Welcome to my day – 1 January 2018: a (day) editorial thought for a New Year… (34) by Mark Valladares
  It has to be about more than just Brexit in 2018 (84) by Mark Valladares
2nd  The loss of Adonis is a second blow to the county’s growth plans. Who will replace him? (30) by Andy Boddington
  Where there’s a will, there may or may not be a way forward (14) by Steve Trevethan
  Former Conservative Camden Council Deputy Leader joins Liberal Democrats (5) by NewsHound
3rd  The pointless question is…. (30) by Steve Spear
  LDV’s top 12 posts of 2017 – Number 1 (1) by The Voice
  How we could abolish relative poverty in five years (37) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  WATCH: Vince Cable on LBC talking homelessness, brexit, being a puritan on drugs, knife crime and Nick’s knighthood (34) by Caron Lindsay
  Iran Protests – Ayatolld me not to come…that ain’t the way to have fun

 (8) by Nick Melendez
4th  Introducing Liberal Democrats for Prison Reform (26) by Callum Robertson
  Lib Dem Jobwatch: ALDC Fundraising & Sponsorship Officer (0) by The Voice
  The January Blues: Loneliness (5) by Kirsten Johnson
  Who we are… (14) by Martin Bennett
  My advice to Meghan (8) by Kirsten Johnson
5th  Observations of an ex pat: Tectonic shifts (13) by Tom Arms
  FINAL REMINDER for Future Women MPs weekend (1) by Natalie Chindipha
  If the Lib Dems had won in 2015 (9) by David Thorpe
  Review: LGBT+ Lib Dems’ Winter magazine (3) by Caron Lindsay
  A Happy New Year For Liberal Democrats? (66) by Katharine Pindar
6th  LibLink: Vince Cable What can be done to help street sleepers? (28) by NewsHound
  George Taylor, 18, explains why he wants to be Lib Dem Councillor for East Brighton (6) by The Voice
7th  Rod Cantrill selected as Lib Dem PPC for Cambridge (1) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie to run almost 5 marathons in 4 days to raise funds for mental health charity (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: Toby Young appointment “completely unsustainable” (10) by Caron Lindsay
  The next time you think about saying “But what about the men?”, read this (46) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #501 (0) by Caron Lindsay
8th  Welcome to my day: 8 January 2018 – a lifestyle boutique sort of day… (0) by Mark Valladares
  Toby Young is taught a valuable lesson, that free speech is not without consequence (14) by Mark Valladares
  This week in the Lords: 8-11 January – prod, prod, prod… (6) by Mark Valladares
  Towards more thoughtful, respectful debate (53) by Caron Lindsay
9th  In 2018, let’s campaign for Councils of Sanctuary (9) by James Baillie
  LibLink: Stephen Lloyd MP on Univeral Credit and homelessness (3) by The Voice
  Jeremy Corbyn empty-chaired at single market summit (7) by The Voice
10th  WATCH: Christine Jardine on the problems Universal Credit is causing for renters (3) by The Voice
  Former Telegraph journalist Tim Walker joins Lib Dems (9) by The Voice
  LibLink: Robin Teverson: We should clean up our own mess, not export it to China (3) by NewsHound
  German and Brinton stand up for victims on Worboys release (8) by The Voice
  In full: Tim Farron’s interview on Premier Radio (54) by Paul Walter
  Vince: I strongly disagree with Tim Farron – and other Lib Dem reaction (55) by The Voice
11th  Brexit is a luxury for the few – The EU is a necessity for the many (26) by Nick Hopkinson
  Indirect and Direct Messages… (4) by Steve Trevethan
  The January Blues: Depression (9) by Kirsten Johnson
  LibDem Jobwatch (0) by News Meerkat
12th  Observations of an ex pat: Moldova (2) by Tom Arms
  LISTEN: Willie Rennie: My mission this year is to stop Brexit (1) by NewsHound
  Federal Policy Committee report – 10 January 2018 (0) by Jeremy Hargreaves
  Book review: Fire, fury and landmark transparency in the White House (3) by Paul Walter
  As we see disarray in so many aspects of public life, do the Lib Dems need to ask themselves some very tough questions? (70) by Judy Abel
13th  ALDC’s by-election report – 11 January 2018 (14) by ALDC
  Brian Paddick writes…We need to reassure people that Liberal Democrats remain the most accepting of all the political parties, whoever you are and whatever you believe (21) by Brian Paddick
14th  Prospects for the EU negotiations (6) by Nick Hopkinson
  Vince, Christine, Jo and Layla marked out as politicians to watch in 2018 (5) by NewsHound
  What do you think of the revamped Members’ area of party website? (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Job Watch: Could you work in the party’s press or digital teams? (1) by The Voice
  How we could exit from Brexit – a detailed plan (33) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince Cable on Carillion: Shareholders are going to have to take a hit (26) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #502 (1) by Caron Lindsay
  William Wallace of Saltaire on singing at the Coronation (3) by Caron Lindsay
15th  Welcome to my day: 15 January 2018 – more experiments in moderation? (4) by Mark Valladares
  Remain and Reform the EU (155) by Rob Wheway
  A progressive alliance for decency in the news media defeats the Government in the Lords (3) by Mark Valladares
  Fighting Brexit: public opinion and cross-party co-operation (14) by Nick Hopkinson
  Inquiry needed into questionable decisions around Carillion – Cable (37) by NewsHound
  The Expiry Date of a Referendum Result (62) by Wera Hobhouse MP
16th  Prospects for an early General Election and a referendum on the terms of Brexit   (19) by Nick Hopkinson
17th  Jane Dodds writes….Wales has a by-election and we need your help (3) by Jane Dodds
  Two cheers for Liberalism: Thoughts from Torbay (26) by Lee Howgate
  William Wallace writes: Stopping Brexit isn’t enough – we have to help the left behind (33) by Lord William Wallace
  Baroness Sue Miller writes: Lib Dem Conference should debate UN nuclear treaty (26) by Sue Miller
18th  The January Blues: Desolation (6) by Kirsten Johnson
  My Grandad – A tribute to Liberal Party president Lord Evans of Claughton (11) by Lucy Johnson
  For Winchester 1997, read Virginia 2017 (4) by Alex Paul
  Can you name these three animals? Congratulations! Your cognitive skills could be up there with the US President (5) by Paul Walter
  Responding to Labour Remain (38) by Mark Argent
19th  Observations of an ex pat: Nuclear madness (5) by Tom Arms
  A wander around the opinion polls (45) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddy: Trump’s tweets could trigger war (8) by NewsHound
  Jo Swinson debates ethics and artificial intelligence – and suggests the Lovelace Oath (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Stephen Lloyd on why Holocaust Memorial Day is so important (1) by The Voice
20th  How you can support LDV’s #timetotalk Day posts (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Whodathunkit? Michael Portillo says David Lloyd George is a hero of his (3) by Paul Walter
  ALDC’s by-election report – 18 January 2018 (1) by ALDC
21st  Good news for disabled people as Government gives up fighting PIP decision – maybe (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Three interesting facts about this year’s Scottish Liberal Democrats’ Spring Conference (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Congratulations, Jacinda (9) by Ruth Bright
  Vince talks about his attitude to money (1) by NewsHound
  Tom Brake: CBI pours cold water on Govenrment’s Brexit plans (11) by The Voice
  Scottish Lib Dems launch consultation on social care. (1) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #503 (0) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  Welcome to my day: 22 January – the experiments continue… (1) by Mark Valladares
  Yemen – obstacles and pathways to peace (3) by Paul Reynolds
  Should the Liberal Democrats sell themselves like chocolate? (72) by Tahir Maher
  From your Lords correspondent… the Government falls foul of Lord Judge… (1) by Mark Valladares
  A question for our readers. What do you think Liberal Democrat Voice is for? (48) by Mark Valladares
23rd  Boris Johnson on manoeuvres (47) by Joe Otten
  Lib Dems “most sweary peers in House of Lords” (8) by NewsHound
  Work and Pensions Secretary agrees with Lib Dem pension proposal (4) by The Voice
  Vince on Sky Ruling: This should be the end of the matter (4) by The Voice
24th  Poverty and homelessness figures show how children are being let down (12) by Caron Lindsay
  How to prevent a repeat of the Carillion catastrophe (40) by David Thorpe
  Feminist and trans equality organisations can work very well together – Scotland leads the way (1) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Wera Hobhouse on why Brexit is a bad idea (7) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson on The President’s Club: Time’s up on this crap (35) by Caron Lindsay
25th  It shouldn’t be a man’s world, but it is…. (11) by Kirsten Johnson
  Our NHS needs money! (80) by The Voice
  The first live press conference – 57 years ago today (7) by Kirsten Johnson
26th  Observations of an ex pat: Whataboutery (20) by Tom Arms
  Christine Jardine’s speech for Holocaust Memorial Day (3) by The Voice
  The Presidents Club is not the only prestigious men only event (7) by Caron Lindsay
  ALDC’s by-election report – 25 January 2018 (4) by ALDC
27th  Vince Cable’s message for Holocaust Memorial Day: Our words must build and encourage, not divide or destroy (2) by The Voice
  WATCH: Willie Rennie’s message for Holocaust Memorial Day (0) by The Voice
  Ben Stoneham writes: Lib Dem Lords will hold Government to account on EU Withdrawal Bill (6) by Ben Stoneham
  WATCH: Vince on Lib Dems’ proud record on LGBT rights (1) by Caron Lindsay
28th  The ongoing fight for social justice (7) by David Warren
  Two things the Lib Dems need to do to move forward (107) by Caron Lindsay
  Labour “betraying members and parliamentary base” by opposing single market membership (50) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #504 (0) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Welcome to my day: 29 January 2018 – is something pecking at you… (0) by Mark Valladares
  From our Lords Correspondent: the Government see sense, and the Brexit Bill comes… (0) by Mark Valladares
  Rebuilding the Party – a short term fix or a long-term dilemma (30) by Tahir Maher
  Sal Brinton writes…Transgender rights are core to Lib Dem values (34) by Sal Brinton
  You’ve spoken, so what am I planning to do about it? (17) by Mark Valladares
  Federal Conference Committee report – January 2018 (25) by Zoe O’Connell
30th  The Golden Thread (31) by Andy Cooke
  Why targeting has damaged the Party (89) by Michael Meadowcroft
  Brexit hits the buffers of logic (45) by Geoff Crocker
  Dick Newby: Withdrawal Bill exhibits Government’s arrogance and incompetence (5) by The Voice
31st  Rennie warns of budget cuts to councils and health boards (4) by The Voice
  Reminder: #TimetoTalk Day tomorrow – tell your story (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson calls for misogyny to be made a hate crime (13) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Vince Cable: With 100 Lib Dem peers, Brexiters are coming on to our turf (22) by NewsHound
  Sal Brinton writes: Hungry for Democracy? (5) by Sal Brinton

February
1st  #timetotalk – Supporting Children’s Mental Health (0) by Kirsten Johnson
  #timetotalk – My story (5) by Ruth Bright
  LGBT History Month (2) by Jen Yockney
  Why we need a vote on the deal – and include 16-year-olds (18) by Lord Roger Roberts
  Norman Lamb MP writes…On #timetotalk day tell Government to deliver on equal treatment for physical and mental health (19) by Norman Lamb MP
  Jo Swinson is on Question Time tonight – and LISTEN to her Women’s Hour interview (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems GAIN another Council seat in Sunderland (22) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  Observations of an ex pat: Let’s talk (10) by Tom Arms
  New issue of Liberator out (1) by The Liberator Collective
  We’ve come so far, but the fight for full equality for LGBT+ communities is far from being over (1) by Mathew Hulbert
  Why a good targeting strategy is essential (32) by Paul Holmes
  How to be liberal, Christian and gay (28) by Chris Adams
3rd  ALDC’s by-election report 2 February 2017 (5) by ALDC
  Lib Dem Jobwatch special – a Scottish Campaigns Chief (0) by Caron Lindsay
4th  Lord William Wallace writes…Britain’s deepening political confusion (7) by Lord William Wallace
  Vince on Marr: Corbyn under “tremendous pressure” to support Lib Dems on referendum on Brexit deal (5) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Layla Moran: There are no winners from Brexit’s nuclear option (0) by NewsHound
  Vince: Dear Jeremy, Stop supporting Tory Brexit and give the people a say (23) by The Voice
  My first vote and why I’m still #hungry4democracy (5) by Caron Lindsay
  We might not be discussing mental health detention at our Conference, but we are trying to change things (8) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #505 (1) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Welcome to my day: 5 February 2018 – time to wrap up a little warmer? (5) by Mark Valladares
  Expert health panel calls for ringfenced health and care tax to replace National Insurance (19) by NewsHound
  From our Lords correspondent: the Bill cometh, but will the building fall down before it can be passed? (10) by Mark Valladares
  “Time to reform NHS funding” – Vince Cable (16) by Vince Cable
  Liberal Democrats are the party where everyone belongs (8) by Phil Wainewright
  GINI Coefficient – is it really a measure of Press Power? (6) by Tahir Maher
  The #Hungry4Democracy fast begins (7) by Caron Lindsay
6th  Fragile family finances make Brexit unaffordable (30) by Andrew Haldane
  Book Review: Equal Power and how you can make it happen (8) by Ruth Bright
  100 Years and Counting (12) by Flo Clucas
  Jo Swinson, the Liberal Party and Women’s Suffrage (2) by Duncan Brack
  Sal Brinton’s call to action on women’s representation – and tales of BBC bad practice and great Liberal women (0) by The Voice
  Lib Dems mark #vote100 (1) by Caron Lindsay
7th  Donna Lalek goes from 5th to 3rd and increases vote share in Alyn and Deeside by-election (12) by The Voice
  Floella Benjamin on trouser suits, pioneering pregnancy at work and fighting for gender and race equality (2) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson MP writes…Wringing our hands or shrugging our shoulders isn’t enough to fight discrimination (5) by Jo Swinson MP
  Towards a party strategy (43) by Mark Pack
  Can we afford a Universal Basic Income? (48) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  Clever question from Vince shows Brexit threat to NHS (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Brexit starts to look very, very scary (26) by The Voice
8th  Layla and Ed try to change laws on homelessness (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Sal Brinton talks of being stuck in House of Lords as peer refused to move to let her past (4) by The Voice
  Gender equality… how becoming a councillor has changed my perspective (5) by Antony Hook
  Building on our green credentials (4) by Kirsten Johnson
  What the Lib Dems can learn about economics from Donald Trump (1) by David Thorpe
  Why it’s time to follow Jo’s lead in tackling sexist behaviour (3) by Caron Lindsay
  What will you do to make sure the party is welcoming to BAME people? (17) by Caron Lindsay
9th  Observation of an ex pat: Money scales (14) by Tom Arms
  What should we do about Labour? (102) by Katharine Pindar
  Vintage election nights: the time a painter had to come on screen to extend the Swingometer (1) by Paul Walter
  Southport and strategy (9) by Gordon Lishman
  There’s no hypocrisy in putting grid girls out of work (16) by Ben Andrew
  Jonathan Marks writes…muddled thinking over the EAW threatens our security (3) by Jonathan Marks
10th  LibLink: Nick Clegg – British cross-border supply chains will be strangled by hard Brexit red tape (19) by Paul Walter
  Land Value Tax – Where are we as a party? (90) by Joe Bourke
  Can you help elect April in May? (2) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Vince’s Q and A at Launchpad North (4) by The Voice
11th  Implementing Alderdice’s recommendations will make the Liberal Democrats stronger (4) by Kishan Devani
  It’s not just the ridiculous and ignorant mistakes made in PIP and ESA assessments that should worry us (23) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince on the Government’s “Road to Brexit” plans (9) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #506 (2) by Caron Lindsay
12th  Welcome to my day: 12 February 2018 – it might be a pisco sour kind of a day… (0) by Mark Valladares
  ALDC’s Kickstart Weekend: my experience attending as a newbie (0) by ALDC
  Federal People Development Committee Report – 30 January 2018 (5) by Miranda Roberts
  Austerity and Napoleon (18) by Tahir Maher
  The final deal: what would we say? (12) by Rob Parsons
  How to pay for local services? (21) by John Marriott
  Does “Assume” Make an Ass out of U and Me? (0) by Steve Trevethan
  Why is our “Core Vote” only middle class metropolitan remainers? (79) by Oliver Craven
13th  Liblink: Shas Sheehan on Oxfam (19) by Joe Otten
  John Stuart Mill would have supported hard Brexit, says Boris (41) by Paul Walter
14th  On BBC Newsnight, Vince explains why hard Brexit is anything but liberal (11) by Paul Walter
  Janet Fookes’ winning ways – and they had nothing to do with her red hair! (3) by Paul Walter
  In praise of Parish Councils (11) by Paul Walter
  “A back of a fag packet speech” – Tom Brake on today’s Boris speech (17) by Paul Walter
  Vince Cable joins rally to press for international students to be excluded from migration figures (4) by Paul Walter
  Are “Just-in-time” supply chains evil? (7) by Paul Walter
15th  Our Immigration System is not fit for purpose! (39) by Lord Roger Roberts
  “Utterly damning report” on PIP and ESA Assessments (9) by Kirsten Johnson
  Inaugural meeting of the Race Equality Policy Working Group (6) by Merlene Emerson
  Framing the message… (6) by Richard Maxwell
  #TreatMeWell campaign launched today (0) by Kirsten Johnson
16th  +++Three stonking by-election gains from the Tories plus whopping vote share increases – “something is happening out there” (9) by Paul Walter
  ICYMI: A hat-trick of Lib Dem GAINS in last night’s by-elections (24) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Balking at the Balkans (1) by Tom Arms
  Beyond the European Union: Inequality in British society is the biggest Issue that we face (35) by Gillian Douglass
  No love lost on the road to Brexit (10) by NewsHound
  Vince Cable wishes you a Happy New Year! (1) by Paul Walter
  Campbell and Davey: Three things May must say in Munich (0) by The Voice
17th  Voting reform is vital for a more diverse Parliament (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Action needed in Scotland to help terminally ill homeless people (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Campbell: May’s speech shows that staying in the EU is best for Britain’s security (17) by The Voice
18th  Lib Dem Jobwatch Special – Head of Membership and Engagement – closes tomorrow (0) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie: It’s time for pro EU progressives in Labour to speak out (29) by The Voice
19th  Layla Moran: Conservatives are abdicating their responsibilities on sex education (5) by News Meerkat
  What more do we need to try to do to persuade the British people to vote to stay in the EU? (54) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  Liberal ideas for the future of Leeds – new book in a ninety year-old tradition (0) by Ian MacFadyen
  Cable on Davis speech: Brexit Secretary Secretary makes strong case for staying in the EU (2) by NewsHound
20th  20 years on from the “Bolton Seven” case (2) by Iain Donaldson
  Layla Moran: I almost left the Lib Dems over tuition fees (141) by NewsHound
  A Canvasser’s Dilemma: “Hello, Mr Smith” (8) by Tahir Maher
  Remembering the SDP (32) by David Warren
  Davey: Government must look at evidence on medicinal use of cannabis (3) by The Voice
21st  Anthony Lester steps aside from Lib Dem Lords group amid allegations of sexual harassment (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Liz Barker: We have a crisis in our charity sector (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Why you should think about submitting an amendment to a Conference motion (2) by Caron Lindsay
  The holistic Need for the Ask an Expert Stand at Conference (0) by Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #507 (0) by Caron Lindsay
22nd  Nascot Lawn respite centre wins High Court reprieve (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  What happened to those burning injustices? (4) by Chris Key
  #TimesUp – victims of domestic violence need safe places to go! (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  How Brexit could strengthen us (18) by John King
23rd  Mixed by-election results – two good GAINs but two losses (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Gun crime in America (11) by Tom Arms
  And the new Head of Campaigns for Scotland is….. (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Radical, distinctive and quite possibly the start of something big (23) by Chris Bowers
  Federal Policy Committee Report – 21 February 2018 (2) by Geoff Payne
  There’s going to be some passionate debate at Scottish Conference…. (1) by Caron Lindsay
24th  Christine Jardine: What happened to our humanity, our open arms and our desire to give children the best start in life? (4) by The Voice
  Vince: Government must act to secure university lecturers’ pensions (15) by Caron Lindsay
  The Bus Oxford tried to ban comes to Edinburgh (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince focuses on housing as he visits his old Council ward (14) by The Voice
25th  LibLink: Dick Taverne: The MP who beat Eurosceptics to hang on to his seat (7) by NewsHound
  Brake urges Corbyn to back single market membership (64) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson on sexism, making space for learning and how equal power benefits us all (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #508 (0) by Caron Lindsay
26th  We must deliver upon the Alderdice Review (13) by Tahir Maher
  From our Lords Correspondent: 20-23 February – you might want to think about this… and this… and that… (7) by Mark Valladares
  Young Liberals react to Universities strike (4) by Young Liberals
  LibLink : Floella Benjamin : Ministers should seize the baton and get serious on child obesity (4) by NewsHound
  The Tory-Labour Brexit bandwagon rolls on…time for us to shine (29) by Caron Lindsay
27th  Authoritarianism with a capital A (21) by David Warren
  LibLink: Jenny Randerson: The drone market is a bit like the Wild West. It needs some rules to make it safe (1) by NewsHound
  What does the/a customs union/arrangement mean for Northern Ireland? (73) by Joe Otten
28th  Boris “a real embarrassment” says William Wallace (13) by The Voice
  ALDC’s Knock for Choc (4) by ALDC
  Layla Moran: Homeless people need us to find the money to put a roof over their heads (3) by The Voice
  What did Christine Jardine choose for her first question to the Prime Minister? (0) by The Voice
  Brake: Major is right on Brexit (5) by NewsHound
  Brexit isn’t just causing problems with Northern Ireland (9) by Caron Lindsay

March
1st  The fundamentals of Brexit don’t change – so opposition to it is a matter of principle! (39) by Edward Robinson
  Book Review – Power to the People: Confessions of a Young Liberal Activist 1975 – 1987 by Felix Dodds (14) by Louise Harris
  Why the Liberal Democrats must adopt Universal Basic Income (113) by Adam Bennett
  Christine Jardine “utterly dismayed” by Leveson statement (7) by The Voice
  Does Vince look fat in this? (10) by Kirsten Johnson
  Today’s cancellation of the 2nd part of the Leveson Inquiry – a massive betrayal of the promises to victims of press abuses (7) by Helen Belcher
  ALDC launches its Election Law Helpline (0) by ALDC
2nd  Lib Dem hold Council seat in East Devon (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Disappearing water (3) by Tom Arms
  LibLink: Tom Brake: Boris and Davis aren’t the only ones suffering from “Delusionitis” (4) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Christine Jardine: A shadow over the Edinburgh Festival (1) by NewsHound
  Cable, Umunna and Lucas demand Brexit answers from the Prime Minister (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Cable: May allowing Brexit extremists to neuter any chance of acceptable deal for UK (26) by The Voice
  Former Watford Green candidate joins Lib Dems, praising Mayoral candidate Peter Taylor (1) by The Voice
3rd  Paddy wants your big ideas (17) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems at 30 – let’s be bold, confident and radical (20) by Caron Lindsay
  Got any awkward questions to ask the party committees? (1) by Caron Lindsay
  The 2017 general election – the much overlooked rebalancing of British democracy (6) by Paul Walter
  WATCH: Lib Dems at 30 (41) by The Voice
4th  The reason Tim Farron didn’t vote for merger (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson is right on Thatcher statue – women’s achievements must be remembered (44) by Caron Lindsay
  A longer read for the weekend… Sir John Major’s stunning speech on Brexit in full (1) by Paul Walter
  WATCH: Why EU Nationals should vote Lib Dem in Local Elections (5) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #509 (0) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Welcome to my day: 5 March – thoughts turn towards a future… (1) by Mark Valladares
  TUC General Secretary to meet with cross-party leaders to set out Brexit concerns (5) by NewsHound
  “Cook along with Miriam” (0) by NewsHound
  Same old Economic Orthodoxy (55) by Tahir Maher
  Migration and the liberal dilemma (32) by Lord William Wallace
  Viva Verdi, Viva Italia! (15) by Lorenzo Cherin
  Four Go in Search of Big Ideas (17) by Gordon Lishman
  Conference to debate new disciplinary process – how you can find out more (2) by Lord Ken Macdonald
6th  LibLink: Vince picks out Shirley Williams as the female parliamentarian that he most admires from the last 100 years (15) by The Voice
  Lib Dems help win Lords concession on citizens’ rights after Brexit (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Wera Hobhouse presents Bill to outlaw upskirting (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson calls on Boris to stand up to Saudi ruler (6) by The Voice
7th  Christine Jardine on how a liking for curly fries can influence the ads you see (2) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Layla Moran talk about gender neutral school uniforms (12) by NewsHound
  What are your top tips for speaking at Conference? (11) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: The #LiberalLondon Rally (1) by Caron Lindsay
8th  It’s International Women’s Day (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  Liberals and Neo-Liberals (48) by Gordon Lishman
  The secret world of Whitehall – and other BBC Michael Cockerell gems (1) by Paul Walter
  The Diversity Approach (3) by Tehani Taylor
  Theatre plug: Tea and Tentacles at Zeta Reticuli (0) by Joe Otten
  International Women’s Day – #AskHerToStand (9) by Elaine Bagshaw
  We must protect our universities’ freedom (14) by Simon Perks
  Lib Dem Councillor Suzy Horton mentioned on Amnesty’s Suffragette Spirit map (1) by NewsHound
  Christine Jardine introduces Bill to rename House of Lords on International Women’s Day (2) by The Voice
  Our last post on International Women’s Day Manchester deserves Better: Manchester needs April (1) by Caron Lindsay
  A pre-Conference Lib Dem GAIN with an almighty swing (19) by Caron Lindsay
9th  Observations of an ex pat: America Direct (7) by Tom Arms
  Ed Davey: Data protection exemption for immigration will ruin thousands of lives (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Vince Cable: Tories must ditch red lines for the Rock (9) by NewsHound
  ESA appeals figures “absolutely appalling” – Stephen Lloyd (18) by Caron Lindsay
10th  Federal Conference Committee Report: Amendments and emergency motions selected (10) by Zoe O’Connell
  WATCH: The Conference Rally (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Ed Davey to call for more investment in community policing (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: Lib Dems are going forward (29) by Caron Lindsay
11th  Conference tells Federal Board to think again on new disciplinary processes (13) by Caron Lindsay
  What can we expect from Vince today? (32) by Caron Lindsay
  In full: Vince Cable’s speech to Conference (60) by The Voice
12th  Welcome to my day: 12 March 2018 – for those of you recovering from Conference, I salute you… (1) by Mark Valladares
  Macdonald Report goes back for a rethink – a member of the English Appeals Panel reflects (7) by Mark Valladares
  Liberal Democrats call for new housing revolution (15) by NewsHound
  Local Liberal Democrats join leading charities to condemn Bromley voter ID pilot (22) by Rich Wilsher
  Jess Insall’s clarion call for gender-neutral school uniforms (11) by NewsHound
  Vince explains his ‘blue, white and pink’ remark (35) by Paul Walter
13th  Vince talks to Voice Part 1: Open primaries (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Corbyn slapped down over point-scoring reaction to Salisbury (26) by Joe Otten
  Vince talks to Voice Part 2 – The message to young people – I’ve got your backs (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems respond to the Spring Statement – Hammond ignores the Heffalump in the room (4) by The Voice
  Brake: UK must build coalition to end Putin’s murderous adventurism (120) by The Voice
14th  Vince talks to Voice Part 3: A message of hope that Brexit can be stopped (1) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Layla Moran attack Tory and DUP on cuts to free school meals (5) by Caron Lindsay
  17 days to shape Lib Dem policy on immigration (48) by Caron Lindsay
  A day in the life of…a newly elected member of Federal Conference Committee (6) by Tahir Maher
  Vince talks to Voice Part 4: Liberal ideas for the modern world – open, liberal, green (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems secure major victory to limit cold calling (8) by The Voice
  WATCH: Nick Clegg say that Brexit is a monumental waste of time (29) by Caron Lindsay
15th  Growth in infant mortality highlights desperate pressures on the NHS (6) by The Voice
  Managing staff – a chance to show liberalism in action (4) by Stephen Harte
  Changes to payment for Connect and Salesforce (12) by Nick Harvey
  The dream of a wonderful Brexit (40) by John King
  How much should the Lib Dems focus on UK foreign policy? (6) by Paul Reynolds
  Tributes to former English Party Chair Peter Ellis (6) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Observations of an ex pat: Trump and the Korean Swamp (6) by Tom Arms
  Why Tory pilots for improved integration feel like a microwave dinner (6) by Chris Key
  ALDC’s Local Elections appeal (1) by Victor Chamberlain
  Why Lib Dem members were right to reject a “progressive alliance” (34) by Andy Briggs
  LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: managers of the months (catch-up edition) (1) by Stephen Tall
  Baroness Judith Jolly writes…Brexit must not put public health at risk (0) by Judith Jolly
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #510 (1) by Caron Lindsay
17th  Wearside Lib Dems slam “shockingly misogynist” Council anti-alcohol campaign (11) by Caron Lindsay
  What did you think of Southport? (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince calls on Government to delay changes to mortgage interest payment for people on benefits (17) by The Voice
  Swinson: EU nationals won’t be convinced by Labour (0) by NewsHound
18th  How I broke LDHQ’s chatbot (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower used to work for Lib Dems and warned us of our 2015 demise (37) by Caron Lindsay
  Tim Farron: How would you want your family to be treated if they were fleeing war? (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Martin Horwood writes…The real issue about Trump, Facebook’s ‘data breach’, why The Observer missed the point and Liberals should care (12) by Martin Horwood
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #511 (1) by Caron Lindsay
19th  Welcome to my day: 19 March 2018 – the chilly breeze of reality… (3) by Mark Valladares
  Thinking the unthinkable is fun and might just lead us somewhere interesting (26) by Chris Bowers
  Brexit: concessions to the left of us, concessions to the right of us… (106) by Mark Valladares
20th  The Democratic primary for New York Governor just got interesting (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Wera Hobhouse’s bill could see 2 year prison sentence for upskirting (14) by The Voice
  Mental Health is not a finished campaign – we need you more than ever. (3) by Lee Dargue
21st  How the Access Fund can help you to attend Conference (0) by Diane Reddell
  The Liberal Democrats must own the Northern Powerhouse  (28) by Tom Morrison
  Are you wearing odd socks today? (1) by Mary Reid
  Euratom was not on the ballot paper (9) by Tahir Maher
  The party’s immigration consultation: Liberalism deserves better (92) by Lib Dem Immigrants
  Lloyd: Government must delay “horror” changes to mortgage support (1) by The Voice
22nd  Bercow, Ten Years On – the #SLCN campaign (0) by Kirsten Johnson
  Lib Dems: Universal Credit could lead to up to 1.3 million evictions (15) by The Voice
  The dire state of mental health services (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  Has social media compromised liberty? (12) by Tahir Maher
23rd  Lib Dems GAIN a Council seat in Aylesbury (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Facebook faces the music (10) by Tom Arms
  Who knew knocking on strangers’ doors could be such fun? (6) by Claire Turner
  Review: Read Towards a Liberal Future by David Howarth and Bernard Greaves (21) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Nick Clegg: Brexiters wanted to take back control but we risk losing control of Ireland (25) by NewsHound
24th  What Liberals need to do for the ‘left behind’ (64) by Helen Flynn
  Jo Swinson on leadership, the importance of humility and meeting a hero (2) by NewsHound
  “I know that Vote Leave cheated” – should be a game changer but will it make a difference? (30) by Caron Lindsay
25th  How can we make sure families have enough to live on? (23) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  WATCH: Brake: The British people are entitled to the truth (2) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #512 (0) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Welcome to my day: 26 March 2018 – everyone loves a parade… (0) by Mark Valladares
  British exceptionalism – why even the Liberal Democrats need to get over themselves (12) by Mark Valladares
  Federal Policy Committee report, 21 March 2018 (11) by Duncan Brack
  Was Corbyn right to sack Owen Smith, after he advocated a referendum on the final terms of a Brexit deal? (20) by Mark Argent
  Want to run the best campaign you can? ALDC can show you how… (2) by ALDC
27th  Power to the people (34) by Oliver Craven
  Let’s Count Them In (1) by Alex Hegenbarth
  Corbyn faces demonstration against anti-semitism (64) by Joe Otten
  Taking back control of our money? A reality check, part 1 (69) by Arnold Kiel
28th  Tom Brake: People are entitled to know if Leave won by cheating (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Taking back control of our borders? A reality check, Part 2 (30) by Arnold Kiel
  Federal People Development Committee Report – 20 March 2018 (9) by Miranda Roberts
  Willie Rennie calls for Land Value Tax “to shape society and economy in fair and just way” (22) by Caron Lindsay
29th  Martin Horwood standing for local council (2) by The Voice
  We’ve given an eye-wateringly broad “Snoopers’ Charter” to big corporations (12) by Paul Walter
  A year to Brexit – time to remember that we could and should get out of this mess (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Why we should “Stay” and not “stop Brexit” (22) by Rajin Chowdhury
  Electoral Commission investigate possible funding abuse by Vote Leave (7) by Tahir Maher
  Layla Moran: We shouldn’t be punishing children for taking part in dance and music (7) by Caron Lindsay
  How can we be seen as relevant again? (76) by Katharine Pindar
  Another Thursday night, another Lib Dem Gain (15) by Caron Lindsay
30th  Willie Rennie starts his four marathons in three days around Fife to raise money for mental health (4) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Sal Brinton: Ministers must protect our NHS against privatisation (11) by NewsHound
  Roger Roberts writes: We need to change our culture and welcome people here (10) by Lord Roger Roberts
  Vince Cable’s Easter Message (3) by The Voice
  Vince Cable’s message for Passover (2) by The Voice
31st  #RunRennieRun: The highlights of day one and how you can help on day two (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Your last chance to help us build a liberal immigration policy (10) by Caron Lindsay
  It’s Transgender Day of Visibility – why it should matter to every liberal (6) by Caron Lindsay
  “He was the only politician who was interested” in transgender rights (1) by Caron Lindsay

April
1st  Watch: Happy Easter from Wera Hobhouse (2) by Caron Lindsay
  The town that wants its own Brexit (5) by NewsHound
  Exclusive: New allegations over misuse of data by shady campaigning firm (5) by The Voice
  The lighter side of Brexit – why we staged our April 1st satire (3) by John King
  Willie Rennie completes 117 mile run and raises over £7000 for mental health charity (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #513 (1) by Caron Lindsay
2nd  Welcome to my day: 2 April 2018 – back in the USSR? (0) by Mark Valladares
  Vince Cable on internet regulation (8) by Gordon Lishman
  Child poverty is a disgrace in a rich country (24) by Oliver Craven
  How can the Lib Dems get back to the centre of the pitch? (121) by Judy Abel
3rd  Why I’ve changed my mind on Fixed Odds Betting terminals (13) by David Thorpe
  Taking back control of our laws? A reality check, part 3 (39) by Arnold Kiel
  Time to stop wringing our hands on gender balance (12) by Ruth Bright
4th  Vince Cable launches Lib Dem Local Election campaign: Lib Dems show local government at its best (24) by The Voice
  Your last chance to respond to policy consultations (34) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: What’s Christine Jardine’s hidden talent? (2) by NewsHound
  Brexit on the streets in Bishop’s Stortford (8) by Mark Argent
  So who’s missing from the coverage of the #genderpaygap? (4) by Caron Lindsay
5th  The day the arts took a swipe at cuts… (8) by Callum Robertson
  Sure Start centre closures hit vulnerable families hardest (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  A Case for British Chapter 11 (6) by Tahir Maher
  Brexit: what will happen to the European Social Fund? (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  Alex speaks out on assisted dying (4) by The Voice
6th  Observations of an ex pat: Russian spy evidence again and again and… (20) by Tom Arms
  Millicent Fawcett, a woman who changed the lives of many. You can, too (0) by Flo Clucas
  Inequality – it’s getting worse (19) by Kirsten Johnson
  Any Liberal government worth its salt would repeal the sugar tax (49) by Andy Briggs
  Housing – where should it go? (13) by Kirsten Johnson
  Keep the faith: our party should not consider any merger (271) by Katharine Pindar
  Let’s celebrate another amazing Highland Lib Dem GAIN (3) by Caron Lindsay
7th  Baroness Sally Hamwee writes: Developing a distinctly liberal policy on immigration (45) by Sally Hamwee
  New Issue of Liberator Out (0) by Liberator Collective
  Young Lib Dem Councillor Ben Lawrie talks about his experience of Depression (1) by Caron Lindsay
8th  Liblink: Christine Jardine: My shock at Islamophobia wrapped up in Union flag (2) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Robin Teverson: It is the fuel poor who are destined to feel the post Brexit chill (4) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Nick Clegg – Elected representatives will do the right thing on Brexit (7) by The Voice
9th  Welcome to my day: 9 April 2018 – I went to a marvellous Party… (3) by Mark Valladares
  We must make a passionate case for staying in the EU! (86) by Chris Bowers
  The sugar tax is as liberal as they come (45) by Harry Samuels
  Moldova: on the edge of the Union, looking in… (1) by Mark Valladares
10th  The ‘Education battlefield’ (29) by John Marriott
11th  Come and taste the coffee (9) by Mary Reid
  Your Home, Your Power Station (15) by Edward Robinson
  Helping the Homeless (4) by Tahir Maher
  A new campaign to restore the political disability fund (3) by David Buxton
12th  Vince Cable on Syria (32) by The Voice
  Taking action against Syria is not liberal interventionism (27) by David Thorpe
13th  ++Stunning win for Dr Kate O’Kelly in Chichester and two other encouraging first-time performances in yesterday’s by-elections (17) by Paul Walter
  LDV wishes Norman Lamb well (13) by The Voice
  Wars are rackets – some more than others? (9) by Steve Trevethan
  Letter to Vince Cable – UK military action in Syria is not justified (36) by Peter Wrigley
  Announcing the Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality (11) by Roderick Lynch
  The Independent View: Thank you Dorothy! (4) by Matt Cadman
14th  Why is a parliamentary vote on military action necessary? (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Perfect Storm (30) by Tom Arms
15th  Jane Dodds: Lib Dems offer hope and optimism to Wales (2) by The Voice
  Scottish Lib Dems highlight “destructive” short prison sentences for pregnant women (2) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Catherine Bearder: Brexit threatens the very fabric of the Good Friday Agreement (2) by NewsHound
  WATCH: People’s Vote campaign launch (8) by Caron Lindsay
  In full: Jane Dodds’ Leader’s Speech to Welsh Liberal Democrat Spring Conference (1) by The Voice
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #514 (0) by Caron Lindsay
16th  Welcome to my day: 16 April 2018 – back to the grind… (5) by Mark Valladares
  Live and campaign in an area with a lot of second homes? (3) by David Beavan
  In Full: Sal Brinton’s speech to Welsh Conference – Welsh Lib Dems are here to stay and here to win (1) by The Voice
  From our Lords Correspondent: 18 April – Brexit rears its ugly head again… (3) by Mark Valladares
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarThomas 17th Aug - 1:05am
    Peter Martin - "If the pound is higher, it less expensive to holiday in Benidorm than Blackpool. So people tend to go to Benidorm now...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 17th Aug - 12:09am
    BTW ALDC have updated their twitter feed with revised percentage changes - which is also what Britain Elects is tweeting: "Those changes in percentages should...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 16th Aug - 10:46pm
    Michael1 - OK then. A CIAB - Citizen's immigration advice bureau is a policy I'd like to see. When my wife and I went through...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 16th Aug - 10:28pm
    Peter Watson - It is worth pointing out that although regional visas were hopelessly impractical and would never have survived any brush with reality the...
  • User AvatarRoland 16th Aug - 9:50pm
    @expats Re: "What If? is a big question. We might not know all the details but ANY disruption between the UK and a group to...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 16th Aug - 8:55pm
    On asylum and spouse's visas: @Dave Page @Richard Gadsden Labour home secretaries may have been bad but May was THREE MILLION times worse. I think...