Monthly Archives: February 2019

1st  Observations of an ex pat: The Elite (27) by Tom Arms
  And this is why I spent 10 years trying to get this man elected to the Scottish Parliament (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: The time will come for the People’s Vote (68) by NewsHound
  ALDC’s by-election report – 31 January 2019 (1) by ALDC
  1 February 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by NewsHound
2nd  The Impact of Business Rates on Business (6) by Joe Bourke
  Parking the bus or total football? (8) by David Warren
  Lynne Featherstone: Lib Dems must fight oppression so no LGBT person has to live in fear (6) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  £8 billion funding black hole by 2025 will swallow up popular council services (203) by Howard Sykes
  Vince: Lib Dems will do well if Corbyn helps to deliver Brexit (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Philip Hammond talks about second referendum while Corbyn approves “unholy alliance” to deliver Brexit (18) by Caron Lindsay
  At what point do we call for Article 50 to be revoked? (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #541 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  2-3 February 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (1) by NewsHound
4th  What should we do with the Palace of Westminster? (29) by Rob Parsons
  LibLink: Martin Thomas invokes the Bribery Act… (4) by NewsHound
  If Labour splits what do the Liberal Democrats do? (57) by Richard Kemp
  4 February 2019 – today’s press releases (0) by NewsHound
5th  The 2016 referendum result is unsustainable (51) by Michael Meadowcroft
  LibLink: Vince Cable: Don’t let healthy scepticism about China become paranoia (17) by NewsHound
  Why the Liberal Democrats must be at the forefront of a UK Green New Deal (13) by Daniel Willis
  Spring Conference agenda published (2) by The Voice
  5 February 2019 – today’s press releases (part 1) (2) by Mark Valladares
  5 February 2019 – today’s press releases (part 2) (2) by Mark Valladares
6th  Dutch ambassador flabbergasted by antique ICT used by HM Customs during Brexit (32) by Bernard Aris
  The Government’s Probate Stealth Tax is Unconstitutional and Must be Stopped (18) by Hugo Forshaw
  A Liberal Democrat perspective on Trump’s State of the Union (1) by Aimee Challenor
  In Praise of the Backstop (10) by Patrick Maxwell
  Lynne Featherstone writes on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM (1) by The Voice
  Lib Dems challenge use of civil servants to advise Tory compromise seekers (0) by NewsHound
  Opinion: Truth Hurts (107) by Tahir Maher
  6 February 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
7th  Being a PPC: building your team (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  Using colourful Pom-poms to remember Holly #TimetoTalk (6) by Paul Walter
  New Issue of Liberator Out (6) by Liberator Collective
  Vince reshuffles Lib Dem spokespeople (21) by Caron Lindsay
  Norman Lamb’s message for Time to Talk Day (1) by Caron Lindsay
  7 February 2019 – today’s press releases (5) by Mark Valladares
8th  Observations of an ex pat: Afghanistan on the brink? (1) by Tom Arms
  The ignored nuclear aspects of Brexit (3) by Bernard Aris
  Shaping the future: Making a difference (0) by Flo Clucas
  ALDC By-election report 7th February 2019 (8) by ALDC
  Would you like free rail tickets to conference? (0) by Zoe O’Connell
  8 February 2019 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
9th  Dutch health & pharmacy sector scrambles:  delivery of 50 vitally crucial medicines and appliances threatened by a No Deal Brexit (17) by Bernard Aris
  Vince: I have changed my mind on assisted dying (22) by Caron Lindsay
10th  Claire Tyler writes: Children need better access to mental health care (6) by Claire Tyler
  WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s forensic deconstruction of US campaign finance laws (23) by Caron Lindsay
  My contribution to the EU Budget – the best tenner I ever spent (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #542 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  9-10 February 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (5) by Mark Valladares
11th  A liberal approach to corporation tax reform (15) by Ben Rayment
  An Open Letter to Luciana Berger (55) by David Warren
  “To govern is to choose” (25) by Lord William Wallace
  So, you want to be Party President? (22) by Mark Valladares
  US District of Columbia – taxation without representation (41) by Paul Walter
  11 February 2019 – today’s press releases (part 1) (0) by Mark Valladares
  11 February 2019 – today’s press releases (part 2) (6) by Mark Valladares
12th  One lesson worth learning from the Greens… (29) by Andy Briggs
  Federal Policy Committee report – 6 February 2019 (12) by Jeremy Hargreaves
  Welsh Lib Dems select Lead Candidate for South Wales West (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Vince Cable: Ministers must properly address the Special Educational Needs and Disability funding crisis (1) by NewsHound
  For richer, for poorer (5) by Lib Dem Immigrants
  12 February 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
13th  The clock is ticking down to March 29th and Parliament is far from a resolution (39) by Thomas Shakespeare
  Kirsty Williams – the only Liberal Democrat delivering in government (2) by Donna Lalek
  Just About Managing (JAM) (34) by Tahir Maher
  (Lucky) 13th February 2019 – Press Releases (0) by Tahir Maher
  13 February 2019 – (the rest of) today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
14th  No deal Brexit causing panic for people with diabetes (38) by The Voice
  Being a PPC – managing demands (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  Check out the York Spring Conference agenda – and two important deadlines (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Shamima Begum: The approval of the right wing press should not be part of what happens next (21) by Caron Lindsay
  14 February 2019 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
15th  “Playing chicken with the country” – and the possibility of revoking Article 50 (10) by NewsHound
  Layla: I’m thinking of standing for leader.. (28) by The Voice
  John Leech: Lib Dems will oppose Labour’s fines for homeless people till the end of time (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Tony Greaves writes…”There really is no Planet B” Scenes from the Schools 4 Climate action demo (27) by Tony Greaves
  15 February 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
16th  Changes to electoral law passed this week will help disabled candidates (1) by Caron Lindsay
  ICYMI: Jo tears into Theresa May for claiming credit for shared parental leave (9) by Caron Lindsay
17th  Roger Roberts writes…Massive changes needed at the Home Office (9) by Lord Roger Roberts
  Just in case you thought the ERG was acting on principle… (17) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Link: Shas Sheehan Government must defend DFID’s autonomy and expertise (1) by NewsHound
  Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #543 (0) by Caron Lindsay
  16-17 February 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
18th  AOC is right, we need unprecedented action to prevent climate catastrophe (11) by Jack Fleming
  A detour into the history of the Party Presidency (9) by Mark Valladares
  ++Seven MPs quit Labour and form “The Independent Group” (108) by Paul Walter
  Victim or Terrorist? Thoughts on Shamima Begum (27) by Caroline Macdonald
  Book review: The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman, the bomb and the four months that changed the world (5) by Paul Walter
  Is being purist consistent with building majorities for change? (27) by Mark Valladares
  18 February 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
19th  TIG’s not it (18) by Caron Lindsay
  Political breakaways are no easy option (12) by Adrian Slade
  Young Liberals launch Young & Winning 2019 to support young candidates (2) by Charlie Murphy
  Political breakaways are no easy option – a reminder of how the last one played out… (20) by Adrian Slade
  A second Remain campaign must learn from its mistakes (26) by David Gray
  How do we respond to the Labour split? (59) by Patrick Maxwell
  19 February 2019 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
20th  Honda Job Losses (21) by Tahir Maher
  30th March 2019 (23) by Tahir Maher
  ++Three MPs quit the Conservative party to join the Independent Group (plus one more Labour MP) (66) by Paul Walter
  20th February 2019 – Briefings (24) by Tahir Maher
  20 February 2019 – today’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
21st  Towards a level playing field between the high street and online (60) by Kirsten Johnson
  Will they all froth off? (53) by Richard Kemp
  The Shamima Begum Case: As with Brexit, the Dutch are better prepared for what is coming anyway (23) by Bernard Aris
  Welcome back to York! (5) by Keith Aspden
22nd  Climate Protests: Show me what democracy looks like (3) by Lennard Metson
  ALDC By-election review 21st February 2019 (6) by ALDC
  21 February 2019 – yesterday’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
23rd  22 February 2019 – today’s press release plus a late breaking bonus… (5) by Mark Valladares
  What are you doing to celebrate International Women’s Day? (0) by Mary Reid
  What policy platform can we share with The Independent Group? (28) by Katharine Pindar
  We must learn from the past to reshape the future (49) by Iain Donaldson
24th  “Those bloody Liberal Democrats are in town” (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Layla running for President and Norman to join TIG? (88) by Caron Lindsay
  In full: Willie Rennie’s speech to Scottish Conference: Lib Dems will deliver better for the country (0) by Caron Lindsay
  23-24 February 2019 – the weekend’s press release (18) by Mark Valladares
25th  So, what might we be looking for in a Party President? (7) by Mark Valladares
  Liverpool – a Federal Capital for the United Kingdom? (22) by Paul Harris
  Christine Jardine MP writes….Let’s invite people in who want to help us build a movement (11) by Christine Jardine MP
  25 February 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
26th  Labour back a People’s Vote – but do they mean it? (81) by Caron Lindsay
  In full: Jo Swinson’s speech to Scottish Conference (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Scottish Lib Dems pass policy to make it easier for domestic abuse victims to stay in their homes (4) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: David Boyle – The Lib Dems should act decisively – and join the Independent Group now (95) by The Voice
  26 February 2019 – today’s press releases (25) by Mark Valladares
27th  “No dogs allowed” is back (5) by Bernard Aris
  Anyone for a Political Pre-Nuptial Assessment? (22) by Steve Trevethan
  The Art of a deal (3) by Tahir Maher
  Join ALDC at a discounted rate (until Sunday 10 March) (0) by ALDC
  Sal Brinton writes: A chance to change the face of our politics by engaging with supporters (33) by Sal Brinton
28th  Living costs more when you have a disability (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  Lib Dem led Sutton Council trials On Demand bus service (20) by The Voice
  Sure Start and the big picture: bidding farewell to Children’s Centres in Norfolk (4) by Ed Maxfield
  27 February 2019 – yesterday’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
  28 February 2019 – today’s press releases (18) by Mark Valladares
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