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Monthly Archives: March 2020

1st  David Hughes (8) by The Voice
  After Orpington (22) by David Warren
2nd  Sarajevo remembers Paddy, while new think tank builds on his work (4) by The Voice
  Food for thought on “the brightest and the best” (2) by Suzanne Fletcher
3rd  Why the Conservative Party can no longer be considered the natural party of business (54) by Mark Johnson
  Forthcoming By-Elections (7) by Alan Muhammed
  National Action Weekend: 20th-22nd March (25) by Alan Muhammed
4th  Obituary – David Hughes (3) by Gavin Grant
  Liberal Democrats act to stop airport expansions (10) by NewsHound
  Why the Lib Dems’ ‘School Toilets’ Bill won’t work (7) by Jasneet Samrai
  Lib Dem spring conference in York and coronavirus (17) by Mark Pack
  Towards a national land value tax (32) by William Francis
5th  International Women’s Week events (0) by NewsHound
  Lib Dems on the march in Ayrshire (0) by NewsHound
  The Boost Guide (0) by Miranda Roberts
  Lord Roger Roberts writes … employees from 26 countries work for the House of Lords (0) by Lord Roger Roberts
  Why Bernie Sanders is our best hope (35) by Sam Martin
6th  Observations of an expat: Maybe Minister (15) by Tom Arms
  The launch of the Northern Liberal Network (17) by Tom Purvis
  We need to find ways of stimulating people to debate inequality (12) by Chris Bowers
  William Wallace writes … Liberalism is under attack (38) by Lord William Wallace
7th  Ydych chi am helpu i redeg Democratiaid Cymru? (1) by The Voice
  By-election win on Hedge End Town Council (1) by Paul Walter
  Time to get off the floor, and build a Social Liberal future (37) by Ian Kearns
8th  How to send your views to the Lib Dem elections review (8) by Mark Pack
  Layla Moran stands for the leadership of the party (62) by NewsHound
9th  Jo Swinson…for leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats? (15) by Johnny McDermott
  EU negotiations – we must take Erasmus off the table – here’s why (6) by Cameron Molland
  Low incomes mean that the basic human right of housing is often beyond people’s reach (6) by Chris Perry
  Government must announce public health grant amidst Coronavirus crisis (42) by NewsHound
  Government urged to take extra measures to help homeless people impacted by coronavirus (4) by NewsHound
10th  Minimum Income Guarantee (26) by Joe Bourke
  Reducing income inequality (22) by Chris Perry
  It’s Time for Tangible Support for Hong Kong (1) by Nicholas Chan
  Wiltshire by-election today (0) by NewsHound
11th  4.4% swing to Lib Dems in Wiltshire by-election (17) by NewsHound
  Singapore, do the Conservatives know what they are asking for? (6) by David Chadwick
  Update from FCC and amendments selected for debate (10) by Nick Da Costa
  Housing: A basic human right? (13) by Chris Perry
  Budget reveals weakness of the UK economy – the Lib Dem reaction to the budget (35) by NewsHound
  ‘High Risk Vendors’ and Government eavesdropping (4) by Simon Pike
  Breaking: Spring Conference cancelled (21) by The Voice
12th  How broad a church should the Lib Dems be? (110) by George Kendall
  Making a drama out of a crisis? Taking the harm out of the virus! (57) by Lorenzo Cherin
  From progress to freedom – the need for liberation politics (10) by Rob Davidson
  Classic Winners (12) by David Warren
  Coronavirus and elections (20) by Mary Reid
13th  Yesterday’s by-elections (6) by Mary Reid
  How to reduce the costs of cancellation of Spring Conference (2) by Mary Reid
  Act quickly – you might be able to transfer your York hotel booking to next year (1) by Geoff Payne
  Advice for campaigners during coronavirus epidemic (9) by The Voice
  Observations of an Expat: Viral Trump (3) by Tom Arms
  ++Breaking news++ Local elections postponed for a year (3) by Mary Reid
  We are underestimating the threat of antimicrobial resistance; where is the “Clean New Deal”? (11) by Harry Mayall
  Ed Davey’s coronavirus update to members (83) by The Voice
14th  Thank you candidates, agents and campaign teams (11) by Mark Pack
  Lock down is not the alternative to herd immunity (66) by Lorenzo Cherin
15th  On a lighter note, a 73 year-old French book is flying off the shelves… (21) by Paul Walter
16th  LDV presents… Not the Spring Conference (5) by Mark Valladares
  Lack of humility could kill us (44) by George Kendall
  ‘Keep the heid!’: Dad and the Cuban missile crisis (15) by Johnny McDermott
  Not the Spring Conference – F16: Welcoming Child Refugees (1) by Mark Valladares
  Isolation diary: Paying the newsagent (26) by Mary Reid
  Ed Davey converts party campaigning into community helping (13) by The Voice
17th  Let’s put our values into action (8) by Layla Moran MP
  Thoughts on the Budget – Part 1 (46) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  Why we need to close schools (27) by Lee Howgate
  Thoughts on the budget – Part 2 (49) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  Isolation diary: Going for a walk (18) by Mary Reid
18th  A personal specification for a leader (13) by Simon Banks
  Helping small businesses get through Covid-19 – Pay it anyway (5) by Caron Lindsay
  We should argue for a temporary Universal Basic Income (32) by James MacCleary
  Isolation diary: Doing the shopping (30) by Mary Reid
19th  Why the Lib Dems need to lead the charge for #EmergencyUBI (22) by Jack Haines
  Drawing in a mirror – Merlyn’s torment (4) by Johnny McDermott
  Boris Booster! (15) by Lorenzo Cherin
  Isolation diary: Asking for refunds (8) by Mary Reid
  The Windrush Learned Lessons Review (2) by Isabelle Parasram
  Jane Dodds writes: Why UBI is the only way forward (100) by Jane Dodds
20th  Bailing out the Airline Sector (10) by Joe Bourke
  Ed Davey launches Coronavirus Community Taskforce (4) by The Voice
  Covid-19: Radical economic measures must be considered (11) by David Gray
  Observations of an Expat: Let’s go for a cruise (5) by Tom Arms
  Lord William Wallace writes …The impact of the coronavirus epidemic on British political debate (40) by Lord William Wallace
  Isolation diary: Singing through (8) by Mary Reid
  Working from home and tenancy agreements (10) by Guy Patching
21st  Has the Government been behind the curve in implementing coronavirus measures – and if so why? (88) by Judy Abel
  We need a plan that’s designed for everyone – please discuss (6) by Ian Hamilton
  Isolation diary: Keeping in touch (7) by Mary Reid
22nd  Why it’s vital for public health that the Lib Dem leadership election goes ahead (55) by Ross Stalker
  What we should now be calling for (38) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  What do Lib Dems do in a crisis? – we care for others (3) by Hina Bokhari
  Isolation diary: Keeping faith (7) by Mary Reid
23rd  Welcome to my day – 23 March 2020 (0) by Mark Valladares
  Remembering the three day week (18) by Paul Walter
  If Jacinda Ardern can do it, why can’t Johnson? (171) by Paul Walter
  We should be for – the rule of law! (12) by Lorenzo Cherin
  Corona Virus Emergency Powers Bill – what are your views? (13) by Isabelle Parasram
  Isolation diary: Trying to sleep (7) by Mary Reid
  I have high hopes for the next three years – let’s get to work! (7) by Barbara Gibson
  +++Open thread – Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation at 8:30pm (17) by Paul Walter
  +++Boris Johnson announces strict lockdown (5) by The Voice
  Lib Dem reaction to Boris Johnson’s speech (58) by The Voice
24th  Ed Davey asks for more help for self-employed people during Coronavirus pandemic (15) by The Voice
  Isolation diary: Clearing out (26) by Mary Reid
25th  The uneven path of British Liberalism – from Jo Grimond to Brexit by Tudor Jones (11) by Michael Meadowcroft
  Press Briefing – 25th March 2020 (3) by Tahir Maher
  The making of a Liberal (18) by David Warren
  Isolation diary: Writing it down (12) by Mary Reid
26th  Can volunteering be safe currently? (7) by Paul Walter
  Christine Jardine MP writes…Our party’s priority needs to be supporting communities, not a leadership election (15) by Christine Jardine MP
  Going ever-so-slightly “stir crazy”? (4) by Paul Walter
  Isolation diary: Shopping online (11) by Mary Reid
  Let me be very clear! (24) by Lorenzo Cherin
27th  Leadership election postponed (36) by The Voice
  In a liberal society, should police be using roadblocks and drones to enforce the virus lockdown? (57) by Paul Walter
  Observations of an expat: The political vacuum (5) by Tom Arms
  Poverty and Education: do schools need more support? (4) by Nigel Jones
  Isolation diary: Going for a virtual walk in the woods (1) by Mary Reid
  Accountability in the age of Covid (35) by John Grout
28th  Our vision for the future must be sound (17) by Helen Belcher
  When politics really does take a back seat (32) by John Marriott
  Isolation diary: Baking cookies (3) by Mary Reid
29th  Why postponing the leadership is a good decision setting a new challenge to those who wish to lead us. (16) by Tim Murray
  Put your questions to Lib Dem CEO and Party President (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Caring for our elderly – poor dears! (15) by Gordon Lishman
  Isolation diary: Picturing the beach (7) by Mary Reid
30th  Daily View 2×2: 30 March 2020 (6) by Mark Valladares
  How should we interpret the official advice as to whether a short drive to a walk is permissable? (34) by Paul Walter
  Most of the nation could not care less about us having a leadership election. So, let’s do it. (43) by Hermione Peace
  A leader with legitimacy- a crisis needs cooperation (12) by Lorenzo Cherin
  Isolation diary: Watching the wallpaper (7) by Mary Reid
31st  Daily View 2×2: 31 March 2020 (5) by Mark Valladares
  +++Plans for Lib Dem autumn conference on hold – online options to be explored instead (12) by The Voice
  We fight or we die; contest now (29) by Johnny McDermott
  The noble principle of policing by consent (9) by Callum Robertson
  A fair leadership election (17) by Oliver Craven
  On thing we did really well for the 2019 general election – raising shedloads of dosh (12) by Paul Walter
  Isolation diary: Helping the party (1) by Mary Reid
  Layla Moran MP writes: Why we need a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme (5) by Layla Moran MP
  LIb Dems mark Transgender Day of Visibility (2) by Caron Lindsay
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