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Monthly Archives: January 2020

1st  Happy New Year! (40) by Caron Lindsay
  Boris offers us a petrol station bouquet as a peace offering… (94) by Mark Valladares
2nd  Lord William Wallace writes…We should welcome a Constitutional Commission, and do everything we can to influence it (15) by Lord William Wallace
  In praise of opponents – and a plea for the future (10) by Max Wilkinson
  Layla Moran “in love with a wonderful woman” (16) by Caron Lindsay
3rd  Willie Rennie’s New Year Message (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Wera Hobhouse – Without proportional representation, there’s no future for moderate politics in Brexit Britain (49) by Web Magpie
  Rebellions are built in Hope – the launch of the Northern Liberal Network (26) by Laura Gordon
  3 January 2020 – today’s press release (10) by Mark Valladares
4th  Iran: War is not the answer (27) by Jonathan Fryer
  Whatever happened to the class of 2015? (1) (15) by Paul Walter
  Spare a thought for our poor agents… (6) by The Voice
5th  Rolling the boulder back up the hill again…. (110) by John Pugh
  Reminder: there’s still time to get the early bird discount for the York Spring Conference (0) by Paul Walter
6th  Lib Dems: Raab defence of Trump not in UK’s interests (22) by The Voice
  Keeping the flame alive (41) by John King
  Christine Jardine considers… What next? (72) by Christine Jardine MP
  Music news: Two albums released by former Lib Dem MPs (1) by Paul Walter
  Whatever happened to the class of 2015? (2) (3) by Paul Walter
  Ed Davey announces new Liberal Democrat front bench team in the House of Commons (33) by News Meerkat
7th  Alastair Campbell plays his annual bagpipe lament to Charles Kennedy at his graveside (5) by Paul Walter
  Whatever happened to the class of 2015? – third and final excerpt (12) by Paul Walter
  Understanding the Johnson-Cummings government reforms (12) by Paul Reynolds
8th  Billy Kelleher MEP writes: Britain didn’t become more illiberal and less tolerant overnight (23) by Billy Kelleher
  Whatever happened to the class of 2015? – the full list (22) by Paul Walter
  An update on Lighthouse – our new Local Party Management tool (6) by Greg Foster
  Ed Davey: We must not allow President Trump to drag the UK into yet another war, like Iraq (8) by The Voice
  Opening up party conferences for all (0) by The Voice
  8 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
9th  9 January 2020 – the overnight press release (14) by Mark Valladares
  Fifty Ps for Refugees (14) by John Death
  Lord Martin Thomas warns the Government against interfering with judiciary independence (9) by Martin Thomas
  9 January 2020 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
10th  10 January 2020 – the overnight press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
  “Her disastrous miscalculation” – Sir Nick Harvey’s view on Jo Swinson’s support for December election (99) by Paul Walter
  Is it time for co-leaders? (25) by David Warren
  Observations of an Expat – New Year, Bad Start (6) by Tom Arms
  Opinion from an activist: What is happening now is just not good enough (33) by Garth Shephard
  Rumour: Jo Swinson set to be awarded a peerage (48) by Paul Walter
  10 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
11th  It must be the right people who fall on their swords (60) by Jo Hayes
  Federal Policy Committee report January 2020 (14) by Jeremy Hargreaves
12th  Will we ever move forward if failure is seen to be richly rewarded? (122) by Paul Walter
  How you can help Liberal Democrat Voice (22) by The Voice
  11-12 January 2020 – the weekend’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
13th  13 January 2020 – the overnight press release (1) by Mark Valladares
  Instilling a fear of failure will return us to pointlessness (49) by James Belchamber
  Our MP voted against helping child refugees – and I’m angry (22) by Peter Jeffries
  13 January 2020 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
14th  14 January 2020 – the overnight press release (2) by Mark Valladares
  Daisy Cooper’s maiden speech (22) by The Voice
  14 January 2020 – today’s press releases (4) by Mark Valladares
15th  Are we fiddling while Australia burns? (21) by Catherine Wilson
  Confessions of an amateur activist (3) by A J Hodges
  Antony Hook MEP writes… Co-operation to win in 2024? It comes down to four questions (19) by Antony Hook
  Wendy Chamberlain’s maiden speech (6) by The Voice
  We need to seriously address the issues of work (35) by David Warren
  15 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
16th  LibLink: Our new President/Co-leader on the surprising number of elections coming up in May (4) by The Voice
  Paddy & President Jed Bartlet can’t both be wrong – Education should be our flagship (52) by Kevin Bennett
  16 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
17th  Future Party Communications and Elections Committee Chair (9) by James Gurling
  Observations of an Expat – Capitalism—New Lease of Life? (9) by Tom Arms
  Vote share increase for Tara Murray in Bristol (0) by Paul Walter
  Sir John Curtice on the Lib Dem general election performance (23) by Web Magpie
  Is being bullied by Donald Trump the future for British foreign policy? (2) by Mark Valladares
  We need to shift from a class identity debate to a consensus around our core values (16) by Warwick Danks
  17 January 2020 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
18th  Annoyance of LibDem MPs over power of “new sexy people” in 2019 election decisions – Five candidates ready for party leadership contest – Timetable today (40) by Paul Walter
  Munira Wilson’s maiden speech (2) by The Voice
  We let the remainers down – now we need to focus on a Green New Deal (19) by David Becket
  +++Timetable to elect new leader set out (14) by Paul Walter
  Should we be prouder and more vocal about our membership of the Council of Europe? (7) by Paul Walter
  Lib Dems pay tribute to Lord Robert Maclennan (9) by The Voice
  Our President on the timetable for the leadership election (0) by Web Magpie
  Kicked into the long grass – the Lib Dem leadership election (19) by Paul Walter
19th  More warm tributes to Bob Maclennan (2) by The Voice
  LibDems failed to shift enough Tory remainers – Electoral Calculus on 2017->2019 voter migration (37) by Paul Walter
  Iowa field notes: 29 candidates, 2100 plus events, but who will win the first contest to be the next President of the United States? (2) by Alex Paul Shantz
  It’s Johnson’s responsibility – hold him to account! (4) by Thomas Hague
  Two very important parts of our Comments Policy (8) by The Voice
  18-19 January 2020 – the weekend’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
20th  Labour, Starmer and Stalinism (22) by David Warren
  Goodbye Bob, the kindest of politicians (3) by Andrew Page
  20 January 2020 – the overnight press release (3) by Mark Valladares
  Javid is cutting the UK’s nose off to spite our faces (34) by Paul Walter
  Our President and co-leader writes: How you can get involved in helping to run the party (34) by Mark Pack
  Tim Pickstone named Mayor of Bury (0) by News Meerkat
  Could a Tickbox campaign drive Right and Left back together? (1) by David Boyle
  Lib Dem peers inflict defeats on government’s Brexit bill (10) by Paul Walter
21st  Did we spend 2019 expecting a 1980s-style realignment of politics? (21) by Paul Walter
  Dorothy Thornhill will chair panel to review into both the General election and the European elections (4) by The Voice
  An election review from the front line (46) by Tim Bearder
  The next general election will be a Conservative-facing one: some stats (28) by David McHardy
  Watford Liberal Democrat newsletter celebrates golden jubilee edition (2) by Iain Sharpe
  20 January 2020 – yesterday’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
  21 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
22nd  Good luck to our candidates and teams in by-elections tomorrow! (1) by Paul Walter
  Greenpeace climate change petition – shouldn’t we be doing this sort of thing rather than still having “STOP BREXIT” on our home page? (16) by Paul Walter
  It’s time to stop apologising for the Coalition – and use it instead (36) by James Belchamber
  Showing her customary resilience, Jo Swinson marks the new decade with a flurry of reflective tweets (18) by The Voice
  The subjects selected and not selected for debate at the York spring conference (27) by Nick Da Costa
  A message to the troll farmer in Aberdeenshire (12) by The Voice
  22 January 2020 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
23rd  Don’t carelessly jettison the European inheritance of the BBC in trying to modernise it (Part 1) (13) by Bernard Aris
  The Infinite Game: Finding a just cause for the Liberal Democrats (42) by Doug Buist
  If Winter comes (16) by David Warren
  Safe spaces in which to comment (31) by Mary Reid
24th  +++Anton Georgiou wins big in Brent! (19) by The Voice
  Observations of an ex pat: Who’s on trial? (3) by Tom Arms
  Full results from last night’s by-elections (6) by Paul Walter
  The Lib Dems must abandon their support for HS2 for the sake of our economy and environment (41) by Andy Boddington
  Don’t carelessly jettison the European inheritance of the BBC in trying to modernise it (Part 2) (11) by Bernard Aris
  Dr Phillip Lee selected as Lib Dem parliamentary spokesperson for Wokingham (24) by Paul Walter
  An update on our troll farmer in Aberdeenshire (7) by The Voice
25th  New Journal of Liberal History just published (7) by Duncan Brack
  What’s being debated in our members’ forum this week? (0) by Paul Walter
26th  Christine Jardine leads MPs’ debate on assisted dying – most speakers are in favour (4) by Paul Walter
  Siobhan Benita slams London Mayor’s mass surveillance roll-out as a real risk to civil liberties (12) by News Meerkat
  Community data creation – A first (and wrong) attempt at listing the constituencies where the Liberal Democrats were second in the general election (30) by Paul Walter
  UPDATED: The 91 seats where the Liberal Democrats came second in the general election (or The Sunday data workshop experiment continues…) (6) by Paul Walter
  23 January 2020 – the day’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
  24-26 January 2020 – the (long) weekend’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
27th  27 January 2020 – the overnight press release (1) by Mark Valladares
  Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water – there are referendums galore this Thursday (18) by Paul Walter
  A vision for us based on fairness: towards a new Social Contract (121) by Katharine Pindar
  27-30 January – this week in the Lords (0) by Mark Valladares
  Nick Tyrone: “What the Lib Dems keep failing to understand about the Labour Party” ****WARNING: CONTAINS ORANGE BOOK MENTION**** (81) by Web Magpie
  The Reverse Swiss Opportunity for the Pro-European Campaign (7) by Darren Martin
  27 January 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
28th  28 January 2020 – the overnight press release (2) by Mark Valladares
  We need a new international narrative (5) by Jonathan Fryer
  Huawei and 5G – a Liberal Democrat approach (19) by Robert Harrison
  YouGov poll on Lib Dem leadership: Ed Davey is a country mile ahead (contains caveats) (33) by Paul Walter
  “God only knows what the next government will tell us” – EU citizens in UK watch Brexit happen with very mixed feelings (4) by Bernard Aris
  Tories lose control of Surrey Heath council (0) by NewsHound
  Good luck to Jonny Edge and team in Suffolk this Thursday (6) by Paul Walter
  28 January 2020 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
29th  29 January 2020 – the overnight press release (2) by Mark Valladares
  Huawei and 5G: the tip of the iceberg for Johnson (19) by Paul Reynolds
  Conference! (12) by David Warren
  Our party president and co-leader on the big challenges ahead (13) by Mark Pack
  LibLink: Bob Maclennan – An appreciation by Sam Ghibaldan (1) by The Voice
  Bells are set to toll in the UK on Friday but a silent flame can send a gentler message (23) by Suzanne Fletcher
  29 January 2020 – today’s press releases (3) by Mark Valladares
30th  30 January 2020 – the overnight press release (8) by Mark Valladares
  A tribute to Robbie Simpson (0) by Sophie Bridger
  Where we go from here (30) by Jane Dodds
  A party of ideas (15) by Lord William Wallace
  A private member’s bill to keep fossil fuels in the ground – where they belong (5) by Shas Sheehan
  The response to Trump’s peace plan should be – recognise Palestine now (14) by John McHugo
  Ed Davey: We fought the good fight – now what next? (11) by Ed Davey
31st  Leaving the EU – some last day tweets (12) by Paul Walter
  Getting back on the horse – and saying thank you (1) by Paul Walter
  A ray of hope in West Suffolk (8) by Mark Valladares
  Observations of an ex pat: Blame Newt (6) by Tom Arms
  This is a shameful day in our country’s history (10) by Caron Lindsay
  Candidate update (6) by Richard Kember
  A day of ignominy (22) by Giles Goodall
  31 January 2020 – today’s press release (11) by Mark Valladares
  And, as we say au revoir to the European Union… (53) by The Voice
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