Monthly Archives: October 2019

1st  Four remarkable years of Lib Dem Newbies (6) by John Grout
  Where we are – Lib Dem morning briefing (38) by Paul Walter
  Narcissm – Democracy’s Nemesis? (3) by Hilton Marlton
  Sam Gyimah MP writes… Distorting reality is no way to run a country (13) by Sam Gyimah
  Jo Swinson’s message for Black History Month (1) by Caron Lindsay
  30 September 2019 – yesterday’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
  1 October 2019 – today’s press releases (4) by Mark Valladares
2nd  It’s a question of honour (10) by Michael Taylor
  Resumed Parliament discusses things that don’t begin with “B” (3) by Paul Walter
  Johnson has deeply split the Tory party – on an historic level (5) by Paul Walter
  Jo Swinson on Johnson’s speech: ‘Beneath the bluff & bluster, he’s determined to crash us out of the EU’ (9) by Paul Walter
  Is this why many “leavers” are against a People’s Vote? (33) by Paul Walter
  Mark Pack writes…Winning at every level: the Lib Dem recipe for success (8) by Mark Pack
  2 October 2019 – today’s press releases (13) by Mark Valladares
3rd  LIB DEMS: by default, the only party for Business and sound economic management (20) by Rupinder Singh
  Are we, at last, witnessing the strange death of Conservative England? (9) by John Marriott
  Contagion (18) by Flo Clucas
  Nicola Horlick, investment fund manager and NHS champion, to be Lib Dem candidate (8) by Paul Walter
  Cole-Hamilton’s pride as Scotland passes smacking ban (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Christine Jardine writes: A president who listens (3) by Christine Jardine MP
  3 October 2019 – today’s press releases (5) by Mark Valladares
4th  A Lib Dem GAIN, a strong hold and a couple of mini surges in last night’s by-elections (19) by Caron Lindsay
  If we make Jeremy Corbyn PM, we’ll leave with no deal (145) by George Kendall
  Wera Hobhouse highlights women’s mental health (5) by The Voice
  4 October 2019 – today’s press release (1) by Mark Valladares
5th  Could you be Jo’s party liaison person? (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Former Conservative Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell joins the Liberal Democrats (9) by The Voice
6th  It looks like we’re standing down in Beaconsfield for Dominic Grieve (18) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: While we are divided (6) by Tom Arms
  Sal Brinton urges us to THINK about our language (6) by The Voice
  Learn about Northern Ireland’s only Liberal MP – event tomorrow in Belfast (7) by Caron Lindsay
7th  7 October 2019 – the overnight press release (0) by Mark Valladares
  Election countdown: Candidates selected in Scotland (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lord William Wallace writes… Brexit endgame? (25) by Lord William Wallace
  Online Presidential hustings at 7pm tonight (2) by The Voice
  Heidi Allen joins the Liberal Democrats (16) by Caron Lindsay
  7 October 2019 – today’s press releases (5) by Mark Valladares
8th  Heidi Allen: I joined the Lib Dems to stop Brexit, heal the rifts and rebuild the UK (25) by The Voice
  WATCH Online hustings for party President (1) by Paul Walter
  Johnson to implicate the Queen in electoral shenanigans (13) by Martin Bennett
  The Government’s Brexit plan is dangerous for Ireland (44) by Bernard Aris
  PREVIEW: Luisa Porritt MEP’s Brexit Reality film (0) by The Voice
  The Lib Dem Lowdown – our guide for new members – the Welcome Heidi edition (4) by Caron Lindsay
  8 October 2019 – today’s press releases (25) by Mark Valladares
9th  In praise of Marcus Ball – doughty fighter against the £350 million red bus lie (12) by Paul Walter
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (0) by The Voice
  Would you like to help at the exciting Lib Dem HQ? (4) by Paul Walter
  World mental health day is tomorrow (3) by Paul Walter
  9 October 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
10th  LibLink: Luisa Porritt MEP: Britain’s Democracy Gap (9) by NewsHound
  YouGov’s poll of polls shows that the Government has no mandate for any Brexit, let alone catastrophic no deal (26) by Caron Lindsay
  The EU logic for an extension through to the summer of 2020 and implications for the UK (6) by Rupinder Singh
  Are the Tories still born to rule? (31) by Katharine Pindar
  10 October 2019 – today’s press release (0) by Mark Valladares
  Why we need #worldmentalhealthday (3) by Caron Lindsay
11th  Vince, Luciana and Norman write about mental health (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Shas Sheehan: The unimaginable horror of climate change for marginalised communities (3) by The Voice
  Why revoke! (51) by Martin Bennett
  Encouraging a four day working week (9) by Eddie Sammon
  Why I am backing Mark Pack to be President of the Liberal Democrats (7) by Ed Fordham
  Layla about to be on Have I got News for You (2) by Caron Lindsay
  11 October 2019 – today’s press release (7) by Mark Valladares
12th  Observations of an ex pat: Ashamed (8) by Tom Arms
13th  Are you marching with the Lib Dems to stop Brexit next Saturday? (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo on Ridge on Sunday: Lib Dems could win General Election (21) by Caron Lindsay
  Isabelle Parasram on how she’s working with the English Party to improve diversity (0) by The Voice
  12-13 October 2019 – the weekend’s press releases (8) by Mark Valladares
14th  14 October 2019 – the overnight press release (48) by Mark Valladares
  We must put the case for Remain and do it repeatedly in the public domain (7) by Nigel Jones
  Welcome to the Lib Dem Health and Care Association! (5) by Jeremy Hargreaves
  Kurds, Turks, Syria and hypocrisy (13) by John McHugo
  The Lib Dems have a new Chief Executive (20) by The Voice
  Jo: A politics of hope and inclusion, firmly set on a better future (4) by Caron Lindsay
  14 October 2019 – today’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
15th  15 October 2019 – the overnight press release (1) by Mark Valladares
  The case for carbon fee and dividend in the UK (11) by Rhys Taylor
  Johnson’s Proposed Brexit Deal: Chances and likely Impact on UK economy and public finances (8) by Rupinder Singh
  Review: The Yorkshire Yellow Book 2019 (3) by Nigel Lindsay
  15 October 2019 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
16th  Brexit: the penny drops as Sir Humphrey is wheeled in amidst the “whiff of sexism” (32) by Paul Walter
  Carbon fee and dividend – how it would work (6) by Rhys Taylor
  Is Canada heading for a coalition? (8) by Jonathan Adcock
  Woodford – a lesson in hubris, both for individuals and councils (4) by Paul Walter
  The irony of the Tory Voter ID plans (14) by Caron Lindsay
  16 October 2019 – today’s press release (3) by Mark Valladares
17th  17 October 2019 – the overnight press release (0) by Mark Valladares
  Stop the hate. We’re all human (0) by Mark Hofman
  Poll sensation for Luciana Berger (8) by The Voice
  Jo: The fight to stop Brexit is far from over (61) by The Voice
  WATCH: Second online presidential hustings (1) by The Voice
  SNP spend more in Shetland by-election than across whole of Scotland for EU referendum (11) by NewsHound
  17 October 2019 – today’s press releases (10) by Mark Valladares
18th  Sign Sheila’s petition on Northern Ireland and Brexit (4) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: Syrian hypotheticals (12) by Tom Arms
  Federal Policy Committee report 16th October: Finalising the manifesto (5) by Jeremy Hargreaves
  Three reasons to back Mark Pack for President (3) by Sara Bedford
  Electoral fraud – the truth about personation (17) by Michael Taylor
  Daisy Cooper on why Boris Johnson’s deal is so bad for our country (2) by Caron Lindsay
19th  The one thing about this Brexit deal that everyone should know (8) by Caron Lindsay
  The last time the House of Commons sat on a Saturday (5) by Caron Lindsay
  What will MPs be voting on today? (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Norman Lamb: I can’t vote for this deal (34) by Caron Lindsay
  Jo Swinson on “What’s next?” (65) by Paul Walter
20th  Lord Martin Thomas writes: Building a justice system that offers rehabilitation and hope (6) by Martin Thomas
  The People’s Vote March in pictures (2) by Caron Lindsay
  WATCH: Jo at People’s Vote march: We must stop Brexit and build a brighter future (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Labour MPs surely can’t support the bonfire of workers’ rights in Boris Johnson’s deal (20) by Caron Lindsay
  How super Lib Dem MPs contributed to Super Saturday (4) by The Voice
  Repeated delays to Brexit are down to the failure of Conservative leaders to persuade their own, and partner, MPs (11) by Paul Walter
21st  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday: Dick Newby on the economic impact of the Deal (1) by Caron Lindsay
  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday: Sarah Ludford – No progressive politician could vote for this deal (6) by Caron Lindsay
  Review: The Wolves in the Forest, tackling inequality in the 21st Century (32) by Lord William Wallace
  Jo Swinson appoints new MPs to Shadow Cabinet (81) by The Voice
  LibLink: Chuka Umunna: Dark and dangerous threats against MPs like me are a sign that No 10 and Cummings are getting utterly brazen (7) by NewsHound
22nd  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday: Jonny Oates (1) by The Voice
  Canadian Liberals win Federal Election, but lose majority (22) by Jonathan Adcock
  Review: Official Secrets – and contemporary parallels (4) by Lord William Wallace
  Sam Gyimah MP writes: Why it would be a fatal error for Parliament to pass Boris Johnson’s Deal in three days (11) by Sam Gyimah
23rd  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday: Jeremy Purvis on the potential break up of the UK (7) by Caron Lindsay
  Roger Roberts: Don’t build walls, build bridges (1) by The Voice
  Time for a fresh start (38) by Ben Rich
  Iain Dale to quiz party president candidates TONIGHT on LBC (5) by The Voice
  Of course the Lib Dems oppose exposing our NHS in future trade deals (54) by Caron Lindsay
24th  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday Julie Smith: This deal is not in the national interest (3) by The Voice
  ALDE Party Congress – it’s a Marathon, not a sprint… (4) by Mark Valladares
  Mark Pack writes…How we can do better than ever before (1) by Mark Pack
  When people talk about the poisoning of political discourse in this country, this is what they are talking about (20) by Jennie Rigg
  Caroline Voaden MEP on Question Time tonight (9) by The Voice
  Ed Davey: Lib Dems will push for a referendum (11) by Caron Lindsay
  Sensational LIb Dem GAIN and boost for Jane Dodds (46) by Caron Lindsay
25th  Observations of an ex pat: Trump the pushover (8) by Tom Arms
  ALDE Party Congress – the battle for the Bureau (0) by Mark Valladares
  Super Lib Dem Lords on Super Saturday: Wiliam Wallace (4) by The Voice
26th  ALDE Party Congress – Boris Johnson’s best friend speaks… (7) by Mark Valladares
  Voting is now open in the 2019 internal elections (8) by Greg Foster
  ALDE Party Congress – Margrethe Vestager on the opportunities and threats of the Digital Age (0) by Mark Valladares
  ALDE Party Congress – the Bureau election results (1) by Mark Valladares
  Lib Dems seize election initiative – calling for pre-Brexit poll on 9th December (87) by NewsHound
27th  Sunday morning media open thread – Chuka on Sophy Ridge, Jo on Marr (27) by Caron Lindsay
  We must embrace being the party of business (29) by Guy Benson
  Coping with the hate (13) by Geoff Reid
  Jo Swinson’s message for Diwali (1) by Caron Lindsay
28th  Britain is getting more socially liberal (13) by Simon McGrath
29th  The Environment Bill takes the emergency out of climate emergency and is full of holes (7) by Andy Boddington
  Federalism and the Liberal Democrats (11) by Gordon Lishman
  +++Heidi Allen MP to stand down at the election, citing “nastiness and intimidation” (15) by News Meerkat
  +++MPs back 12th December General Election (9) by Paul Walter
  Professor John Curtice predicts big gains for Lib Dems in 12th December election (59) by Paul Walter
30th  Jo on Today: This election is the chance to stop Brexit and deliver a positive, liberal future (3) by Caron Lindsay
  Fortune favours the bold (11) by Paul Walter
  Stephen Lloyd MP intends to stand for the Lib Dems in Eastbourne (8) by Paul Walter
  Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is bad news for UK economy (3) by The Voice
  Sam Gyimah to stand for Lib Dems in Kensington (2) by Paul Walter
  Jo Swinson: Liberal Democrats close to winning hundreds of seats (11) by Joe Otten
  Brexit as a failure of process (7) by Joe Otten
31st  Jo: Is he going to run scared of debating with a girly swot? (15) by Caron Lindsay
  Something which might be an essential investment for the winter campaigning! (1) by Paul Walter
  “Get Brexit done” – the historic big lie (15) by Paul Reynolds
  +++Breaking news – our campaign slogan for the general election (57) by The Voice
  Jo Swinson: The Prime Minister this country really needs (22) by Caron Lindsay
  We need to talk about how we use Facebook (12) by Donncha Hayes
  Antoinette Sandbach MP joins the Liberal Democrats (16) by The Voice
  31 October 2019 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares

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