LDVideo: Lib Dem spring conference round-up (1)

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Missed the Lib Dems’ spring conference this weekend? Here are three clips to help you catch-up, or re-live, some of what happened…

“Where we work we win” says Nick Clegg

Jo Shaw resigns over secret courts

Paddy Ashdown on the Lib Dems and UK economy

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  • I came away from conference with very mixed feelings; sad and disappointed that Jo Shaw announced her resignation, but just hope that at long last she has stirred the possibility that our leadership will listen to members and change the message. While conference gives the impression a majority are happy with Nick Clegg’s messages, underneath there is strong feeling of discontent. The leadership acknowledges that we have lost many members due to the coalition, but when will they realise that many of those remaining are only hanging on in the hope of a change in message from the top of our party ? These people will leave by 2015 if such a change does not happen and it is already undermining people’s motivation to campaign in elections, except on local issues.
    I was extremely disappointed, even angry with Jo Swinson on workers rights and I had similar feeling on listening to David Laws on education at the LDEA meeting. I welcomed David’s comment that the relationship between party and coalition will change, but deflated by him saying this should happen very slowly and my heart sunk when he came over as agreeing with so much of Michael Gove’s approach. Eastleigh is good, but there are so many parts of the country where we need now to be making it even clearer that many coalition decisions are compromises and not Lib-Dem policy.
    Nick Clegg and our MPs need to make it clear that we disagree with Conservatives on NHS, Welfare, Education, Employment rights and Civil Liberties.
    Let me take this chance to say one other thing.
    I have learned from people I know in London of 6 men and women who have recently been made homeless as a direct result of housing benefit changes. THEREFORE NICK CLEGG IS NOT SPEAKING THE TRUTH WHEN HE SAYS THAT WE ARE WORKING IN COALITION TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE CAN GET ON IN LIFE. !!!

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