Monthly Archives: December 2018

1st  A masterclass for young people interested in politics (0) by The Voice
  Some thoughts on the passing of a decent President (12) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince Cable’s message for World AIDS Day (2) by The Voice
  1 December 2018 – today’s absence of press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
2nd  Liberal Democrats should promote a better Advent (28) by Katharine Pindar
  Are you stressed out by Brexit? (14) by Caron Lindsay
  Why Delia could be the People’s Vote campaign’s most potent advocate (33) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Vince Cable’s message of solidarity with the Jewish community on Hanukkah (0) by The Voice
  WATCH Jo Swinson talk about her Tech Commission (2) by The Voice
  2 December 2018 – today’s press release (3) by Mark Valladares
3rd  The case for Trades Unions (59) by Michael Taylor
  Peoples’ Vote – are we ready? (22) by David Becket
  Lib Dem Press Release: Lib Dem peers defeat Government on civil liberties (2) by The Voice
  3 December 2018 – today’s press releases (4) by Mark Valladares
4th  Urgent action needed on prisons’ crisis (4) by The Voice
  LibLink: Sal talks about International Day of Persons with Disabilities (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  What do the local elections tell us about Lib Dem prospects? (20) by George Potter
  The Problem of Moderation (23) by Edwin Black
  The Problem of Centrism (17) by Edwin Black
  Devstatingly powerful Commons speech from Margaret Beckett (6) by Paul Walter
  4 December 2018 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
5th  Who will Succeed Theresa May? (40) by Tahir Maher
  COMPETITION: WHY BE A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT (6) by David Warren
  5th December 2018 (1) by Tahir Maher
  Reminder: Christmas Competition (0) by Tahir Maher
  5 December 2018 – today’s press releases (5) by Mark Valladares
6th  Layla, Christine and Ed honoured by the Patchwork Foundation (0) by The Voice
  Roger Roberts: Are we to be known as the Canutes of History? (4) by The Voice
  Stephen Lloyd resigns Lib Dem whip over Brexit deal (93) by Caron Lindsay
  Wera Hobhouse: The road to stopping Brexit (23) by Wera Hobhouse MP
  Rennie, Cole-Hamilton and a racing car. What could possibly go wrong? (1) by Caron Lindsay
  6 December 2018 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
7th  Observations of an ex pat: The Holmes Option (30) by Tom Arms
  Taking a gamble (8) by David Warren
  LibLink:: Christine Jardine: Refugees like Alan Kurdi are still dying in the Med (0) by NewsHound
  Don’t forget: Early bird rates for Spring Conference end one week from today (0) by The Voice
  7 December 2018 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
8th  Party identifies 14 key MPs who could swing People’s Vote (13) by Paul Walter
  The Economist backs a People’s Vote (8) by Paul Walter
  Dominic Grieve’s amendment saves us from an uncomfortable Christmas (7) by Paul Walter
  Brexit would put the brakes on Britain, F1 bosses warn (2) by News Meerkat
  ALDC commentary on last Thursday’s by-elections (4) by ALDC
  8 December 2018 – today’s (absence of) press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
9th  Caroline Pidgeon writes…What has gone wrong with Crossrail? (10) by Caroline Pidgeon
  Willie Rennie pulls Lib Dems out of Scottish budget negotiations (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Updated: Why is the People’s Vote campaign sidelining Lib Dems? (34) by Caron Lindsay
  The Stephen Lloyd case shows there is no room for nuance in politics (21) by Chris Bowers
  Tom Brake MP writes: About that “split” with People’s Vote… (9) by Tom Brake MP
  9 December 2018 – today’s press release (0) by Mark Valladares
  WATCH: Vince Cable speak at People’s Vote rally in London, slams “insane, inflammatory and dangerous” talk of riots if Brexit doesn’t happen (16) by Caron Lindsay
10th  An open letter to Jacob Rees Mogg – remember the words of Jo Cox’s maiden speech before you criticise the EU (12) by Chris Key
  Brexit – so what happens now? (21) by Mark Valladares
  Bottle it Day: Lib Dems react (16) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Link: Vince Cable Human rights day: Demand better for freedom and dignity (0) by NewsHound
  10 December 2018 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
11th  Lib Dem policy is to withdraw Article 50 if we can’t get an extension for referendum or extra negotiations (13) by The Voice
  Reminder: Christmas Competition (2) by Tahir Maher
  Why a People’s Vote enhances democracy (32) by Ben Andrew
  So it looks like there might be a Tory leadership contest after all….. (23) by Caron Lindsay
  11 December 2018 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
12th  Christmas Competition: Why Be A Liberal Democrat? (7) by Kevin McNamara
  Brexit: The forgotten option (33) by Richard Joy
  A People’s Vote: What is the Question? (20) by Meher Oliaji
  Christmas Competition: Promoting ‘Terminally Green’ (3) by Tony Harris
  CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: LOCAL ELECTION MESSAGES FOR 2019 (19) by David Warren
  December 12th: Today’s Announcements (0) by Tahir Maher
  PM Confidence vote – open thread (21) by Caron Lindsay
  The hunt for certainty (11) by Caron Lindsay
  12 December 2018 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
13th  Why “Global Britain” must be rooted in our liberal democratic values (9) by Alina Rocha Menocal
  Love, actually (3) by Bernard Aris
  In an historic decision, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court rules that the President’s dissolution of parliament was illegal (0) by Paul Walter
  What is a movement? (3) by Simon Banks
  If you were PM…. (11) by Caron Lindsay
  What is your leverage? (33) by Joe Otten
  13 December 2018 – (not just) today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
14th  Observations of an ex pat: Wanted – Helmsman (5) by Tom Arms
  Christmas Competition: Taking On the Demagogues (3) by Andrew Toye
  Brexit in British and World evolution (5) by Christian de Vartavan
  Federal Policy Committee report – 12 December 2018 (13) by Jeremy Hargreaves
  Courage Calls… (2) by Emma Walker
  Could the Scottish Tories back a #peoplesvote? (2) by Caron Lindsay
  14 December 2018 – today’s press release (14) by Mark Valladares
15th  Reminder: Christmas Competition – deadline Monday (1) by Tahir Maher
  Christmas competition How can we reduce inequality (31) by David Warren
16th  15 December 2018 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
  Tony Greaves writes…Home rule for the north (64) by Tony Greaves
  Christmas Competition – Why be a Lib Dem? (5) by Param Barodia
  The Government doesn’t have a mandate for Brexit – the state of play in current and former Lib Dem seats (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Poll suggests if Labour backs Brexit it could fall behind Lib Dems (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Lauren Pemberton-Nelson explains why ethnic minority women need a People’s Vote (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #537 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  16 December 2018 – today’s press releases, or not… (2) by Mark Valladares
17th  Class politics, race and UKIP-phobia (13) by Geoff Reid
  Brexit: are the young being taken for granted? (16) by Joe Monk
  The Enable Fund: a helping hand for disabled candidates (0) by Allan Tweddle
  King John’s Christmas Presents (0) by John King
  Wanted: A Leader of the Opposition who doesn’t help the Government wreck the country (78) by Caron Lindsay
  17 December 2018 – today’s press releases (18) by Mark Valladares
18th  The People’s vote is not in the bag, alas (16) by Mark Argent
  The Question (33) by Richard Taylor
  What’s going on in Andalusia (5) by Hannah Bettsworth
  18 December 2018 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
19th  Christmas Competition: How can we reduce inequality? (12) by Roger Lake
  Christmas Competition: How can we reduce inequality? (7) by Rob Parsons
  Christmas Competition: How can we reduce inequality? (2) by Michael Andrewes
  Christmas Competition: Why be a Liberal Democrat? (43) by Mark Blackburn
  Competition: Who we Liberal Democrats are, and what we have to offer (5) by Katharine Pindar
  Of course Jeremy Corbyn should apologise (27) by Caron Lindsay
  19 December 2018 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
20th  More young people should work in politics – my story (2) by Lucy Johnson
  Is the next crisis in local government finance just a Brexit-induced slump away? (9) by Mark Valladares
  An invitation to join the Tories (17) by Simon Pike
  Can you help us make our new disciplinary process a big success? (5) by Sal Brinton, Liz Leffman, Sheila Ritchie and Cadan ap Tomos
  20 December 2018 – today’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
21st  Observations of an ex pat: The Brexit spotlight (31) by Tom Arms
  LibLink: William Wallace: Tories will have to spend to build a better Britain (84) by NewsHound
  LibLink: Olly Grender: The sooner the Renters’ Rights Bill becomes law, the sooner tenants get a fair deal (1) by NewsHound
  John Appleby to fight North of Tyne Mayor contest for the Lib Dems (3) by The Voice
22nd  ALDC’s by-election review of 2018 (4) by ALDC
  Corbyn: Labour would deliver Brexit (22) by The Voice
  LibLink: Layla Moran: MPs should not get Christmas off in the middle of this Brexit crisis (5) by NewsHound
  Is the Bollocks to Brexit bus value for money? (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddy Ashdown has passed away (32) by The Voice
  Paddy – a few words on behalf of the Editorial Team (3) by The Voice
  Paddy – some early tributes… (8) by Mark Valladares
  Paddy and the Kooks (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddy – some Liberal Democrat reflections… (1) by Mark Valladares
23rd  Paddy “was the most heartfelt person I have known” – Nick Clegg (1) by The Voice
  Remembering Paddy (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Paddy’s warning on the threats to democracy and peace (2) by The Voice
  Heartbreaking: Homelessness among children in Scotland rises 22% over 3 years (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Reprise: Paddy’s essay to the party on the eve of Conference (0) by The Voice
  Caroline Pidgeon calls for Blue Plaque recognition for 100 women (3) by The Voice
  Reprise: Paddy’s four dangerous ideas (7) by The Voice
  Christmas Competition (5) by Tahir Maher
24th  Paddy Ashdown and the bobble hat (5) by David Warren
  WATCH: Vince’s Christmas message; Empty chairs at the Christmas Table (2) by The Voice
25th  Merry Christmas, Everyone (8) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Snippets (36) by Tahir Maher
  Post-war Liberal leaders in perspective (24) by David Warren
27th  Digging deeper into No. 1 of Paddy’s Dangerous Ideas (26) by Kirsten Johnson
  Why be a Liberal Democrat? (9) by Tim Caswell
  Championing Freedom of Belief (22) by Kirsten Johnson
  New Edition of Ad Lib out (6) by The Voice
28th  LibLink: Christine Jardine Death at Westminster shames world’s fifth largest economy (32) by NewsHound
  The patriotic voice of Remain (18) by John McHugo
  LibLink: Olly Grender Paddy Ashdown leaves behind a legacy of profound decency and kindness (5) by NewsHound
29th  Harborough Lib Dem Zuffar Haq and Dorchester’s Molly Rennie get MBE in New Years Honours (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Why is everyone going to Peterborough? (34) by Caron Lindsay
30th  How dare we treat our friends and neighbours like this? (21) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Lib Dem Campaign for Racial Equality Chair Roderick Lynch review 2018 and set out plans for next year (0) by The Voice
  21-30 December 2018 – press release catch-up (3) by Mark Valladares
31st  Vince Cable’s New Year Message (3) by Mark Valladares
  ALDC’s New Year resolution – a year of MORE (1) by ALDC
  Offer amnesty to end hostile environment (2) by James Cox
  Tribalism and party splits (33) by Lord William Wallace
  2018 – a year of missed opportunity for the country and the Liberal Democrats (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Highlights of 2018 (2) by Caron Lindsay
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