Monthly Archives: October 2020

1st  The Guardian losing Liberal readers (59) by Michael Meadowcroft
  We all love party political broadcasts, don’t we? (7) by The Voice
  It wasn’t really a Virtual Conference (15) by Mary Reid
  It’s October and that means it is Black History Month (4) by Mary Reid
  27 September 2020 – Conference day 3 press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
  1 October 2020 – today’s press releases (9) by Mark Valladares
2nd  Black History Month: How Paul Stephenson changed the law (1) by Mary Reid
  Basic Income – from party policy to electable manifesto commitment (241) by Geoff Crocker
  Observations of an expat: Geopolitical fault line (17) by Tom Arms
  28 September 2020 – Conference day 4 press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
  2 October 2020 – today’s press release (1) by Mark Valladares
3rd  Lib Dem Councillor Julia Ogiehor “devastated” at acquittal of men accused of racially harassing her on tube (5) by Caron Lindsay
  Munira Wilson gets another PMQ – and calls for removal of “draconian” Coronavirus law (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Willie Rennie calls for recall process to be used for Margaret Ferrier if she doesn’t resign (12) by Caron Lindsay
4th  Hobbes and Hattie compete to be Westminster’s top cat (2) by Caron Lindsay
  Why we need to decriminalise abortion and give women agency to make their own decisions (9) by Helena Bongard
5th  How you could help improve party diversity and member engagement or represent the LIb Dems internationally? (5) by The Voice
  3-4 October 2020 – the weekend’s press release (4) by Mark Valladares
  Over 100 East Midlands Councillors sign letter calling for halt to Unitary Council plans (7) by NewsHound
  Firms overlook the importance of nurturing young staff in the office at their peril (19) by Paul Walter
  My experiences of being a woman Councillor of colour (11) by Bablin Molik
  5 October 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
6th  Lord William Wallace writes…Winning the argument on higher taxes (41) by Lord William Wallace
  No Rishi! The country does not share your values (12) by Judith Rogerson
  The case for a partial UBI (12) by Michael Berwick-Gooding
  Jo was right about Boris (14) by Martin Bennett
  Six things I learnt from Lib Dem Virtual Conference (1) by Meera Chadha
  6 October 2020 – today’s press release (1) by Mark Valladares
7th  Assisted Dying (21) by Alastair Gordon
  Tom Brake, former Member of Parliament, appointed as Director of Unlock Democracy (3) by Tahir Maher
  7 October 2020 – today’s press release (15) by Mark Valladares
9th  Improving York’s air quality and rebuilding a greener and more sustainable city (4) by Paula Widdowson
  Observations of an expat: Trump, Covid and me (2) by Tom Arms
  Passing the buck on Coronavirus (36) by Geoff Crocker
  8-9 October 2020 – yesterday and today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
10th  Lib Dems and lockdown heroes honoured (6) by The Voice
  Reflections on World Mental Health Day (6) by Caron Lindsay
11th  WATCH: The West Wing is coming back (briefly) (4) by Caron Lindsay
  Building the Lib Dem North American Branch (2) by Mark Iliffe
  Party Awards: Gregan Crawford, the Data Dynamo (0) by The Voice
  Willie Rennie pays tribute to long-standing Lib Dem Cllr Ellen Morton (0) by The Voice
  LibLink: Jane Dodds We must fulfil our moral duty and embrace refugees who seek safety and sanctuary (23) by NewsHound
12th  Looking at the other side of the ledger (9) by Laurence Cox
  The USA is a warning to liberals: Tell a new story, or die (22) by James Croft
  Party Awards: Mark Jeffery – key to Lib Dems winning back control (0) by The Voice
  12 October 2020 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
13th  Reflections on Black History Month (2) by Anita Prabhakar
  Government and Labour reject scientific advice and let virus rip (96) by Joe Otten
  Cancel the 2021 GCSEs to save our future (14) by Ian Jones
  Party Awards: Thay Thayalan, a strong campaigner with a problem-solving, can-do attitude (1) by The Voice
  Luisa Porritt selected as our candidate for London Mayor (5) by NewsHound
  13 October 2020 – today’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
14th  The Young Liberals needs to change (16) by Callum Robertson
  Party Awards: Anton Georgiou and the Brent Liberal Democrats – winning against the odds (1) by The Voice
  UBI, a new social contract and citizen identity (10) by Lord William Wallace
  John Leech shortlisted for Lifetime Achievement award (1) by The Voice
15th  15 October 2020 – the overnight press release (2) by Mark Valladares
  Party Awards: Simran Meji – reaching out with relentless energy (0) by The Voice
  What does it mean to be black in Britain in 2020? (1) by Isabelle Parasram
  Vince’s New Book – China: Engage! Avoid the New Cold War (18) by Merlene Emerson
  15 October 2020 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
16th  No, Sir Edward, we are not going bankrupt! (64) by John Medway
  Party Awards: Cllr Anood Al-Samerai: Embodying liberalism, fighting tenaciously with kindness (2) by The Voice
  Kirsty Williams leads the way (5) by Mary Reid
  An united Ireland v a shared Island – how the messaging is changing (4) by Audrey Eager
  Observations of an expat: Brexit – a fishy tale (20) by Tom Arms
  16 October 2020 – today’s press releases (7) by Mark Valladares
17th  Wendy Chamberlain reminds Boris about the Scottish border (2) by The Voice
  Remembering the News Chronicle (18) by York Membery
18th  Our party must do more to tackle the digital divide (15) by Tom McGrath
  Interpreting confusion (18) by Geoff Reid
19th  Getting back onto the doorstep, getting back on the campaign trail… (34) by Gerald Vernon-Jackson
  Reminder: What does it mean to be black in Britain in 2020? (5) by Mary Reid
  Tales from a Small Parish: welcome to Dibley?… (6) by Mark Valladares
  19 October 2020 – today’s press release (3) by Mark Valladares
20th  20 October 2020 – the overnight press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
  Liberals must not defend the discriminatory status quo when supporting John Sentamu (28) by Max Wilkinson
  An interview with Vince Cable (6) by York Membery
  Yes – in my back yard: The Lib Dems need to TRULY be the party of housebuilding (11) by Ollie Bradfield
  Reflections from a Liberal in Azerbaijan (2) by Peter Douglas Banks
  Reaching zero carbon with an ambitious approach to housebuilding in York (3) by Keith Aspden
  A view from a member of the Vice President’s advisory team (8) by Anita Prabhakar
  20 October 2020 – today’s press releases (2) by Mark Valladares
21st  Why registering to vote is good for your wealth and health (14) by Rebecca Cave
22nd  Why hygiene, testing and shielding are better than lockdown and furlough (167) by Geoff Crocker
  22 October 2020 – today’s press releases (6) by Mark Valladares
23rd  No child should go hungry (18) by Mary Reid
  Ed Davey on the Acting Prime Minister podcast (1) by The Voice
  Observations of an expat: Taiwan (24) by Tom Arms
24th  Daisy Cooper’s first PMQ – standing up for hungry children (21) by Caron Lindsay
25th  Why I didn’t announce that I was pregnant before the end of the regional selection process (10) by Aude Boubaker-Calder
  Tony Greaves writes: A week to remember in the Lords (15) by Tony Greaves
  Let’s raise a glass this Christmas (10) by Suzanne Fletcher
  Wera Hobhouse, Wendy Chamberlain and Christine Jardine on Black History Month (21) by The Voice
26th  Burmese Days (3) by Ian Martin
  23-25 October 2020 – the long weekend’s press releases (1) by Mark Valladares
  Getting the reshaping of the state centre-stage (2) by Geoff Reid
  A federal solution that works for all (64) by Denis Mollison
  26 October 2020 – today’s press release (3) by Mark Valladares
27th  LibLink – Vince Cable: Is Rishi Sunak about to go from hero to zero? (13) by NewsHound
  Welsh Lib Dem Kirsty Williams to stand down at next year’s Senedd election (3) by The Voice
  Full text of Kirsty Williams’ letter announcing her decision to stand down at the next election (6) by The Voice
  Praise for Kirsty Williams from across the board (1) by The Voice
28th  28 October 2020 – the overnight press release (4) by Mark Valladares
  We need to campaign against poverty (57) by Michael Berwick-Gooding and Katharine Pindar
  A critique on the events of today (28) by Lord William Wallace
29th  Mixed race Irish families in Britain, 1700- 2000 (3) by Audrey Eager
  Jim Wallace to be Moderator of the Church of Scotland (3) by Mary Reid
  Review: ‘I never promised you a rose garden’ by Jonny Oates (6) by Mary Reid
  29 October 2020 – today’s press releases (21) by Mark Valladares
30th  The new BBC guidelines are a threat to a healthy democracy (14) by David Gray
  Attacks in Nice (13) by Khalil Yousuf
  Young people deserve a better future (4) by Philip Bushill-Matthews
  Observations of an expat: The end is not in sight (3) by Tom Arms
  30 October 2020 – today’s press releases (0) by Mark Valladares
31st  Teach Black History every day (1) by Hina Bokhari
  In full: Ed Davey’s speech to Scottish Conference (0) by Caron Lindsay
  Lord David Shutt (1942-2020) (1) by Mark Valladares
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