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Monthly Archives: May 2019

1st  In the court of the Brexit king…. (42) by David Warren
  Social Mobility stagnates, with those from poorer backgrounds having life-long disadvantage (19) by Kirsten Johnson
  Corbyn and Hobson’s Choice (11) by Ruth Bright
  Cable calls for criminal investigation into Williamson’s conduct (12) by The Voice
  First successful recall petition means there will be a parliamentary by-election in Peterborough (22) by Paul Walter
2nd  Good luck, everybody! (19) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  Election results status: “Conservatives ☹️…Labour ☹️ Lib Dems 😁” – open thread (10) by The Voice
  What a brilliant night – “the best local elections for the Lib Dems in a generation” (95) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Labour’s Barry Gardiner to Tories on Brexit “We are in there trying to bail you guys out” (9) by Caron Lindsay
  ++3pm update – Lib Dems win control of Mole Valley District council (3) by Paul Walter
  ++Lib Dems win Teignbridge (3) by Paul Walter
  +++Final results – Lib Dems gain a stonking 703 councillors, 11 councils and 19% of the national vote, amid 1334 losses for the Tories and 82 losses for Labour (7) by Paul Walter
  The 666 moment passed (13) by Caron Lindsay
4th  ICYMI: Complain to BBC about coverage of Lib Dem local election win (49) by Caron Lindsay
  From the Vault: The Thatcher years: My shame (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Where did we gain seats? (21) by Mary Reid
  Labour’s mess – now even Baldrick has run out of cunning plans… (9) by Paul Walter
  Thank you everyone – a great idea (3) by Paul Walter
  The Lib Dem Lowdown: A guide for new members – Local elections 2019 special (5) by Caron Lindsay
5th  Isabelle Parasram writes…Shall we talk about race equality? (4) by Isabelle Parasram
  Looking good in Northern Ireland (15) by Mary Reid
6th  ICYMI: Labour’s Barry Gardiner telling Tories Labour were trying to bail them out on Brexit (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Paul Holmes writes…Fighting Labour in Chesterfield (47) by Paul Holmes
  After last week’s success, thinking of absent friends… (6) by Paul Walter
7th  Your last chance to register to vote in the European elections (1) by The Voice
  Time to celebrate success – but what next beyond stopping Brexit? (239) by Katharine Pindar
  Setting the young against the old is a smokescreen to protect the mega rich (29) by Chris Perry
  Vince Cable’s message for a peaceful Ramadan (6) by The Voice
  7 May 2019 – today’s press releases (4) by Mark Valladares
8th  The Brexit Myth (18) by Edwin Black
  On Policies, Perceptions and Potentials (60) by Steve Trevethan
  Listen: Alistair Carmichael MP is first guest of new podcast series (0) by The Voice
  ICYMI: Lord Roberts demands more for those made homeless (2) by Kirsten Johnson
  8 May 2019 – today’s press releases (or not, as the case may be) (8) by Mark Valladares
9th  A country gentleman attends Federal International Relations Committee… (3) by Mark Valladares
  How Brexit diminishes the rights of British Nationals overseas (4) by Larry Ngan
  Stopping Brexit and beyond – the Lib Dem European election manifesto is out! (50) by Caron Lindsay
  LibLink: Jo Swinson To secure our future, make climate change risk reporting mandatory (3) by NewsHound
  WATCH: Unleashed – the Lib Dem campaign to stop Brexit (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem Beki Sellick to fight Peterborough by-election after efforts to find single remain candidate falter (13) by The Voice
  9 May 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
10th  Poll surge for Lib Dems in European elections (27) by The Voice
  Friday fun: What could you talk about for 30 minutes with no prep? (13) by Caron Lindsay
  ICYMI: The Lib Dem Lowdown for new members (2) by Caron Lindsay
  10 May 2019 – today’s press release (2) by Mark Valladares
11th  Three incorrect solutions to EU election problems (60) by Tony Lloyd
  European election poll puts Lib Dems ahead of the Conservatives (76) by Caron Lindsay
12th  Ed Davey slams Conservatives on climate change on Any Questions (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Remembering John Smith 25 years on… (9) by Caron Lindsay
  11-12 May 2019 – the weekend’s press release (6) by Mark Valladares
13th  What European liberals have achieved over the past five years – the economy (28) by Mark Valladares
  What European liberals have achieved over the past five years – the environment (part 1) (0) by Mark Valladares
  What European liberals have achieved over the past five years – the environment (part 2) (0) by Mark Valladares
  What European liberals have achieved over the past five years – consumer protection (0) by Mark Valladares
  WATCH: North East Lib Dems Stop Brexit video – featuring Bail Out Barry and Lib Dem Fiona Hall (2) by The Voice
  13 May 2019 – today’s press release (5) by Mark Valladares
14th  Brexit and the European elections (62) by Chris Perry
  Today is Thank your Campaign Organiser Day (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Layla: I’m not standing for leader this time (17) by The Voice
  David Steel’s membership reinstated (0) by The Voice
  Aiming high: Scottish Liberal Democrats launch “Stop Brexit” manifesto (11) by Caron Lindsay
  14 May 2019 – today’s press release (11) by Mark Valladares
15th  Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 #EmpowerHalfHour (3) by Kirsten Johnson
  Whatever Happened to Labour’s Legitimate Left? (32) by David Warren
  What would we do without the NHS? (10) by Kirsten Johnson
  What European liberals have done over the past five years – EU budget and defence (2) by Mark Valladares
  Book Review: The End of Aspiration? by Duncan Exley (0) by Kirsten Johnson
  15 May 2019 – today’s press releases (4) by Mark Valladares
16th  Katy Brand and Emma Kennedy back Lib Dems for European elections (4) by The Voice
  LibLink: Christine Jardine We all deserve the same quality of mental health care as my late husband (4) by NewsHound
  On standing up to Farage (32) by Patrick Maxwell
  Scottish Lib Dems’ PEB: A vote for the Lib Dems is a vote to stop Brexit and against independence (0) by The Voice
  Christine Jardine on Question Time tonight…how you can join in the fun and spread the Lib Dem message (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems target Labour remainers (8) by Caron Lindsay
  16 May 2019 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
17th  17 May 2019 – the overnight press release (5) by Mark Valladares
  European elections poll puts Lib Dems in second ahead of Labour (31) by Caron Lindsay
  Get your Bollocks to Brexit t-shirts (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Patchwork Foundation’s Party Conference programme now open for applications! (1) by Charley Hasted
  LibLink: Ed Davey: Sajid Javid’s knife ASBOs won’t work. Here’s a better solution (0) by NewsHound
  International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia: We’ll never stop fighting for equality (4) by Jo Swinson MP
  17 May 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
18th  Guy Verhofstadt’s glorious private rant in BBC4’s “Brexit: Behind closed doors” (27) by Paul Walter
  Addressing our lack of diversity (11) by Callum James Littlemore
19th  Why I returned to the Liberal Democrats (16) by Mark Paine
  Labour panic as Lib Dems advance into second nationally and first in London (19) by Caron Lindsay
  Keynote speech from Tony Greaves and climate change feature at SLF AGM (1) by Iain Brodie Browne
  Michael Heseltine to vote Lib Dem to stop Brexit (15) by The Voice
  18-19 May 2019 – the weekend’s press release (2) by Mark Valladares
20th  The Brexit Party is undemocratic! (103) by Colin McGerty
  Liberal Democrats storm the Rock (very genteelly) (4) by The Voice
  Simon Callow backs Lib Dems in European elections as “only party to have offered leadership and clarity on remaining in EU” (4) by Caron Lindsay
  20 May 2019 – today’s press release (0) by Mark Valladares
21st  21 May 2019 – the overnight press release (0) by Mark Valladares
  Bamber Gascoigne: This is the essential moment to support the Lib Dems (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Vince: Lib Dems snapping at heels of Brexit Party (4) by The Voice
  Two thirds of Tory members want a no deal Brexit so voting Lib Dem to stop Brexit on Thursday is more important than ever (21) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Lib Dem Stop Brexit rally with Tim, former Labour MP backing Lib Dems, Layla and Vince (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Susan Penhaligon backing the Lib Dems this Thursday (3) by Caron Lindsay
  21 May 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
22nd  Greg Dyke urges Remainers to vote Lib Dem (1) by The Voice
  Former top civil servant Gus O’Donnell explains why he’s voting Lib Dem in the European elections (14) by Caron Lindsay
  A Photographic Salute to the Lib Dem Resurrection (5) by Bernard Aris
  Voting Liberal Democrat tomorrow: Lord Michael Cashman, former Labour MEP and actor in first British soap opera gay kiss (6) by Paul Walter
  Reject! Reject! Reject! We Demand Better (59) by Katharine Pindar
  This is Vince Cable’s Election (18) by Richard Kemp
  Heidi Allen reveals she offered to quit as Change UK Leader over tactical voting row (29) by Caron Lindsay
  Leadsom’s resignation – is history repeating itself? (0) by Caron Lindsay
  22 May 2019 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
23rd  Time for some Lib Dem sunshine (147) by Caron Lindsay
  It wouldn’t be an election without a Willie Rennie stunt (3) by The Voice
  23 May 2019 – today’s press release (11) by Mark Valladares
24th  +++Theresa May to resign – End of Theresa May open thread (15) by Joe Otten
  Cable: Conservative Party interest has always trumped national interest (57) by The Voice
  +++Vince to hand over to new Lib Dem Leader on July 23rd (14) by The Voice
  24 May 2019 – today’s (other) press release (4) by Mark Valladares
25th  How Liberal Democrat Voice will deal with the leadership election (16) by Caron Lindsay
  Join the Lib Dems and help choose the next leader (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Putting a bomb under it, and other polling day stories (2) by Mary Reid
  Were you denied the right to vote on Thursday? Let us know (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dem leadership timetable in full (3) by Caron Lindsay
26th  Radical policies and persuasive, angry voices – the next steps for the Lib Dems (36) by Richard Kemp
  What happens in a Lib Dem leadership election? (13) by John Grout
  UPDATED: The Lib Dem Lowdown – European elections surge special (8) by Caron Lindsay
  European election results: What do we think will happen? (9) by Caron Lindsay
  European Elections 2019: meanwhile, on a continent far away… (3) by Mark Valladares
  European Elections 2019: the results… (36) by Mark Valladares
27th  Meet our new MEPs – Breakfast edition (46) by Caron Lindsay
  European Elections 2019: Scotland and Northern Ireland declare, and the inquests begin… (15) by Mark Valladares
  European Elections 2019: results from across the sea… (part 1) (5) by Mark Valladares
  Let’s leave Brexit for another time (15) by John King
  The Liberal Democrats are back and the electoral opportunity is huge (49) by Dan Whitehead
  European Elections 2019: results from across the sea… (part 2) (5) by Mark Valladares
  Meet our new MEPs – Bedtime edition (7) by Caron Lindsay
28th  The 2019 European Election and Liberal History (6) by Duncan Brack
  Next stop…Peterborough (21) by Andy Sangar
  Ed Davey writes: Decarbonise capitalism to solve the climate emergency (12) by Ed Davey
  Some good news for the Liberal Democrats from Lord Ashcroft (15) by Lord William Wallace
  LibLink: Jo Swinson Lib Dems reaped the rewards of unapologetically supporting a People’s Vote (21) by NewsHound
  Many congratulations to Naomi Long and the Alliance party in Northern Ireland – elected by STV! (7) by Paul Walter
  28 May 2019 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
29th  Our message to the nation following the EU Election results (24) by Nigel Jones
  Gladstone Lecture and Dinner 2019 (3) by The Voice
  Why the Lib Dems should extend an olive branch to Change UK (60) by Jon Andrew
  From Catherine Bearder MEP, Leader of the Lib Dem Group at the European Parliament (10) by Catherine Bearder MEP
  Breaking news: Welsh Lib Dems select Chris Twells as lead candidate for North Wales (0) by News Meerkat
  The Greens show their true colours (40) by Andy Briggs
30th  30 May 2019 – the overnight press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
  Time to revisit the progressive alliance (39) by Geoffrey Payne
  I’m so looking forward to Conference this year (3) by Mary Reid
  Building on the European Election results (4) by Mark Argent
  Ed Davey launches campaign to lead Lib Dems (9) by The Voice
  Ed Davey MP writes…My leadership would be about liberalism, climate change and stopping Brexit (14) by Ed Davey
  Video fun as Jo Swinson prepares to appear on Question Time (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Lib Dems top Westminster voting intention poll (25) by Caron Lindsay
  30 May 2019 – today’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
31st  Jo Swinson launches leadership campaign (13) by The Voice
  Alistair Carmichael MP writes…How Lib Dem MPs will approach the leadership election (18) by Alistair Carmichael MP
  Success will bring a painful challenge and we must embrace it (23) by George Kendall
  Time for us to be generous to Change UK (79) by Joe Otten
  Ed and Jo round 1 – the London leadership hustings (20) by The Voice
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