Five posts to sum up July 2014

So we get to July. Time for a long, hot Summer unwinding by the beach? Not a chance. Not with a referendum on… But first, there was emergency legislation to cover internet data loopholes. In a mammoth post, we looked at the pros, cons and dangers for our party.

The papers covered the promotion of some Tory women by comparing their outfits rather than their competence. Nick Clegg mocked them on Twitter. He did that quite a few times over the year, being random and funny and getting talked about.

There was a change of heart from the party on the Bedroom Tax based on the evidence of its first few months. To be honest, the conclusion was almost inevitable and highly predictable, but credit to the party for at least acting when the evidence was irrefutable. It wasn’t working, there were no smaller places for people to move to and it was causing hardship.

Tim Farron talked about a new Liberal consensus to use the power of the state to improve our infrastructure and radically expand house provision.

Finally, I dashed off a quick post about attitudes and behaviour in football just quickly before I headed out for my birthday meal. It caused just a tiny bit of a stir.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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