Monthly Archives: September 2019

1st  Huge thanks to Paul Walter and Mary Reid (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Brits living abroad – let’s hear their voice too! (34) by George Cunningham and Rob Harrison
2nd  31 August – 1 September 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (11) by Mark Valladares
  3-6 September 2019 – next week in the Lords (2) by Mark Valladares
  We must start to nail the big lie (31) by Brian Edmonds
  Making British tourism work for everyone (4) by Dee Doocey
  Lib Dems sign cross-party Bill to stop no-deal (38) by Mark Valladares
  2 September 2019 – today’s (other) press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
3rd  All aboard the rollercoaster (39) by Caron Lindsay
  Jane Dodds and Beatrice Wishart take their seats in Westminster and Holyrood (0) by Caron Lindsay
  LDV at Sheffield Hallam on this important day (4) by Paul Walter
  Phillip Lee MP joins the Liberal Democrats (98) by The Voice
  3 September 2019 – today’s (other) press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
  Our new deputy leader is… (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson: We will stop Boris Johnson’s no deal plans in their tracks (22) by Caron Lindsay
4th  Liberalism Down Under (10) by David Warren
  Being a PPC with a Snap GE looming…. (8) by Kirsten Johnson
  What is the UK’s relationship with the British Overseas Territories? (5) by Caroline Padbury
  Sheffield diary (2) by Paul Walter
  William Wallace writes: As seen from Westminster (9) by Lord William Wallace
  Jane Dodds’ maiden speech (2) by Mary Reid
  Two times Jo Swinson was awesome today (14) by Caron Lindsay
  4 September 2019 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
5th  Lib Dem Lords vs Brexit: Middle of night special (21) by Caron Lindsay
  “Sit down, love” – a father’s dilemma (12) by Johnny McDermott
  Sheffield diary – the campaigning importance of Fry’s Chocolate Cream four packs (2) by Paul Walter
  ++++Breaking….Luciana Berger joins the Liberal Democrats (41) by Caron Lindsay
  Nick Harvey to stand down as Lib Dem Chief Executive (2) by The Voice
  WATCH: Jane Dodds’ maiden speech (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Layla Moran on Question Time tonight (48) by The Voice
6th  Two big leaps forward for the Liberal Democrats in tonight’s by-elections (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Observations of an ex pat: Bunkum history (9) by Tom Arms
  The Lib Dems must draw up a road map to take us out of the abyss (30) by Humphrey Hawksley
  Liverpool Lib Dems welcome Luciana Berger (5) by Richard Kemp
  News from the Membership Department – 60k people joined us this year – and how to get a replacement membership card (14) by Greg Foster
  “God I felt in the right place” LDV talks to Dr Phillip Lee MP about his dramatic entrance to the Lib Dems. (30) by Caron Lindsay
  5-6 September 2019 – two days of press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
7th  Jo tackles Boris on sexist insults (8) by Caron Lindsay
  Labour claims credit for the NHS, but Liberals laid the foundations (46) by Neil Stockley
  Is Jo trying to tell us something? (18) by Caron Lindsay
  +++Breaking…Angela Smith MP joins the Liberal Democrats (21) by Caron Lindsay
8th  Ruth Davidson and the Dinosaurs (0) by Ruth Bright
  Why Luciana Berger joining the Liberal Democrats is important (2) by Lorenzo Cherin
  Closing the Citizenship gaps (1) by Ian Wicks
  LibLink: Willie Rennie We can change the course of the UK with Jo Swinson (67) by NewsHound
  7-8 September 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
9th  New issue of Liberator out (0) by The Liberator Collective
  In case you missed it… How the Welsh did for Margaret Thatcher (1) by Paul Walter
  An unusual piece of street furniture seen in Sheffield (12) by Paul Walter
10th  9 September 2019 – today’s press release (24) by Mark Valladares
  10 September 2019 – the overnight press release (5) by Mark Valladares
  Championing freedom and liberty for all shouldn’t be comfortable (12) by Rhys Taylor
  So what happens after the next general election? (47) by Geoffrey Payne
  Countdown to Conference: Amendments selected for debate (30) by Nick Da Costa
  Remembering Paddy (10) by Caron Lindsay
11th  Government watchdog confirms the huge scale of the SEND funding crisis (0) by Kirsten Johnson
  Revoking Article 50 is a highly risky strategy (59) by Patrick Maxwell
  Brexit Impact for UK Citizens living in the EU outside the UK (0) by Katherine Rose and Rob Harrison
  Why calling for Article 50 to be revoked actually makes stopping Brexit less likely (66) by Lewis North
  Teachers’ voting intention switching to Lib Dems (7) by Kirsten Johnson
  Patrolling the new frontier: Regulating online extremism (2) by Ivor Roberts and Ian Acheson
  Get Ready For Our Three-Yearly Internal Elections (6) by Nick Harvey
12th  That Brexit conference motion in full – and links to all the papers for Bournemouth (15) by Paul Walter
  Karen Ward to fight North Norfolk and Munira Wilson to fight Twickenham for the Lib Dems (7) by The Voice
  To revoke, or not to revoke? That is the question (74) by Andrew McCaig
  A Canterbury Tale (25) by Bill le Breton
  Goodbye from Pastoral Care Officer Jeanne Tarrant (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Back to Conference (0) by Ian Sanderson
  Conference Countdown: What local government needs from the Queen’s Speech (0) by Howard Sykes
13th  Observations of an expat: British constitutional crossroads (10) by Tom Arms
  Lib Dem gain from Tories in Andrea Leadsom’s constituency (8) by Paul Walter
  Richard Kemp writes: Why I’m standing to be Party President (5) by Richard Kemp
  The Liberal Democrats are the party of rural communities (4) by Heather Kidd
  New issue of Journal of Liberal History out (0) by Duncan Brack
14th  Come to our Lib Dem Voice fringe at lunchtime! (1) by Kirsten Johnson
  We must create a non Brexit dividend (18) by Chris Bowers
  Jo Swinson arrives at Conference (9) by Caron Lindsay
  Take 2: Mark Pack writes…Why I want to be Party President (6) by Mark Pack
  The opportunity for electoral reform (27) by Denis Mollison
  Sal Brinton’s speech to Conference (3) by The Voice
  Sam Gyimah MP joins party at thrilling conference rally (7) by Paul Walter
  Revealed: That Lib Dem Disco set list (4) by The Voice
15th  Sam Gyimah explains why he joined the Liberal Democrats (32) by Paul Walter
  Wera Hobhouse’s speech to Conference (3) by The Voice
  Reforming Private Renting – Making it fairer for all is within our grasp  (9) by Mark Platt
  Vince Cable’s speech to Conference (5) by The Voice
  Could we at least be told which particular disused Cornish tin mine our donations to the party are being thrown down, please? (22) by Paul Walter
  Prue Bray writes: Why I am running for President (5) by Prue Bray
16th  Jane Dodds’ speech to Liberal Democrat Conference (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Musings on the Cinderella part of “tax and spend” (24) by Mark Valladares
  In full: Chuka Umunna’s speech to Conference (31) by Caron Lindsay
  +++The first defectors are initiated in the Liberal Glee Club tradition (12) by Paul Walter
17th  +++Now Sam Gyimah sings “The Land” at Glee Club (22) by Paul Walter
  Glee Club remembers Paddy (7) by Paul Walter
  ALDC hosts ground-breaking Gin Tasting (1) by Paul Walter
  Full text – Jo Swinson’s first conference speech as leader (2) by The Voice
  WATCH IN FULL – Jo Swinson’s speech to conference today (4) by The Voice
  The Ronseal of British politics – A storming speech from Jo (12) by Paul Walter
  Conference pays heartfelt and fulsome tribute to Paddy (0) by Paul Walter
18th  What would you think are the odds on the Liberal Democrats winning most seats in a general election? (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Let’s get our messaging right on Revoke… (52) by Jamie Dalzell
  Brexit? Scrap-it. (73) by John King
  Global Climate Strike this Friday (3) by Aaron Smith
  I now know I have PTSD and it is Liberating (6) by David Warren
  PODCAST: Climate change conference fringe event (1) by The Voice
  What Boris Johnson should have said to Omar Salem (4) by Caron Lindsay
19th  Rentier Capitalism (3) by Joe Bourke
  So that is why the fringe meetings were so jam packed (8) by Caron Lindsay
  The Lib Dems now have the most comprehensive plan to tackle climate change of any party in Europe. (21) by Edward Robinson
  Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett writes…Why do I want to be President of the Liberal Democrats? (1) by Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
  Lib Dems overtake Labour in poll (62) by The Voice
  Want to get involved in running the Federal and State Parties? The clock’s ticking… (3) by Nick Harvey
  Ed Davey on Question Time tonight (16) by The Voice
  19 September 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
20th  A Lib Dem GAIN and three huge surges forward in last night’s by-elections (8) by The Voice
  Liberal Irish – the new Liberal Democrat Irish Society (9) by Richard Logue
  The Luciana Phenomenon (39) by Michael Taylor
  Revoking Article 50 alone isn’t enough (39) by Paul Hindley
  Spreadsheets and vicious beasts – the not very secret lives of Lib Dem #dangerousextremists (20) by Caron Lindsay
21st  “Taliban” is a racist epithet: Thornberry’s words were potentially harmful not just hyperbolic (4) by Rajin Chowdhury
  Opportunity for young people to visit the European Parliament (1) by The Voice
  WATCH: Jo Swinson’s interview with Alastair Campbell (10) by Caron Lindsay
  20 September 2019 – yesterday’s press release (1) by Mark Valladares
  Jo Hayes – why I am a candidate for Federal Party President (5) by Jo Hayes
  21 September 2019 – today’s press release (51) by Mark Valladares
22nd  Observations of an ex pat: Consequences (8) by Tom Arms
  Edinburgh march for Europe: Worrying news about EU negotiations and Alex Cole-Hamilton speaks (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Party awards for Lizzie Jewkes, Roderick Lynch, Alice Bridges-Westcott and Bernard Greaves (1) by Caron Lindsay
  The speeches that got away (5) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie’s speech to Federal Conference: Lib Dems stand for the majority of Scots (4) by Caron Lindsay
23rd  Riding the enthusiasm wave, some thoughts going forward and a Presidential race update… (2) by Mark Valladares
  22 September 2019 – yesterday’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
  Help make the Lib Dems the renters’ champion (8) by Mark Platt
  Guy Verhofstadt talks Brexit some more… (14) by The Voice
  We nearly lost our temper. But it worked out. (23) by Joe Zammit-Lucia
  Prue Bray writes, “We need to talk…” (2) by Prue Bray
  Lib Dems mark Bi Visibility Day (1) by The Voice
  WATCH: Sal Brinton marks the International Day of Sign Languages (0) by Caron Lindsay
  23 September 2019 – today’s press release (5) by Mark Valladares
24th  Labour’s own polling suggests losses in London and wipeout in Scotland (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Horrific Labour conference motion on private schools proposes nothing less than theft (52) by Paul Walter
  +++Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament unlawful, supreme court rules (15) by Paul Walter
  Swinson: Parliament should be sitting so we can question PM (29) by The Voice
  Lord William Wallace writes: How do we renew our battered democracy? (16) by Lord William Wallace
  Lib Dems condemn Home Office treatment of LGBT Christians (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Why I’ve decided to support Mark Pack for President (4) by Roger Hayes
  Lizzie Jewkes – why I am standing for Party President (4) by Elizabeth Jewkes
  24 September 2019 – today’s press releases (23) by Mark Valladares
25th  Liberal Democrats should vigorously oppose a UK war with Iran (16) by Paul Reynolds
  The speeches that got away: What local authorities can do to save our planet (8) by Mark Hofman
  The speeches that got away: Any form of Brexit would damage Ireland, north and south (3) by Denis Loretto
  Labour reliving the 1970s and evading democratic accountability (7) by Bernard Aris
  Back to the future (4) by David Warren
  The Rise of the Nazis – some parallels today? (54) by Paul Walter
  Former Lib Dem Islington Council leader Steve Hitchins has died (11) by Caron Lindsay
  25 September 2019 – today’s press releases (18) by Mark Valladares
26th  Emily Thornberry apologises for comparing the Lib Dems to the Taliban (16) by The Voice
  Renew Europe sets criteria for Commissioner hearings (0) by The Voice
  Asking Jo to help restore the Conference crèche (12) by Ruth Coleman-Taylor
  Antony Hook: The Supreme Court ruling has opened the floodgates of major constitutional reform (53) by Antony Hook
  Jo Hayes: more on why I am a candidate to be Federal President (1) by Jo Hayes
  26 September 2019 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
27th  27 September 2019 – the overnight press releases (14) by Mark Valladares
  Observations of an ex pat: Globalism (3) by Tom Arms
  Lib Dems surge ahead in by-elections (27) by The Voice
  The speeches that got away: Investing in further education and learning throughout life  (6) by Nigel Jones
  Party Presidential election update – Prue Bray and Richard Kemp withdraw (6) by Mark Valladares
  Out of the haze (8) by Merlene Emerson
  Christine Jardine: why I’m running to be Party President (10) by Christine Jardine MP
28th  Avoiding Boris Johnson’s “People v Politicians” trap (89) by Mark Argent
  New seats for our new MPs (13) by Caron Lindsay
  Catherine Finnecy – why I’m running to be Party President (3) by Catherine Finnecy
29th  We must avoid being the sole obstacle to stopping a No-Deal Brexit (73) by Chris Bowers
  Jo Swinson’s message for Rosh Hashanah (1) by The Voice
  Doctor who tackled Jacob Rees-Mogg on no deal to fight Javid as Liberal Democrat (24) by The Voice
  Reigate Liberal Democrats select John Vincent to be their PPC (1) by The Voice
30th  30 September 2019 – the overnight press release (1) by Mark Valladares
  Party President, internal elections update (5) by Mark Valladares
  From Hong Kong shanty town to Liberal Democrat PPC (8) by George Lee
  Radix and the Liberal ecosystem (29) by Ben Rich
  Tower Hamlets Candidates Ready to Fight Snap Election (1) by The Voice
  WATCH: Jo Swinson say that a vote of no confidence would play into Boris Johnson’s hands (24) by The Voice
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