LDV’s Sunday Best: our 7 most-read articles this week

7 ver 4 fullMany thanks to the 14,700 visitors who dropped by Lib Dem Voice this week. Here’s our 7 most-read posts…

The Times: The Lib Dems are “great survivors” (51 comments) by The Voice

The Independent View: Commons must debate Medical Innovations Bill before election (59 comments) by Dominic Nutt

Guardian’s coverage of Lib Dem election campaign accentuates the negative (52 comments) by Caron Lindsay

Willie Rennie MSP writes…You wouldn’t put UKIP in charge of Europe, so you wouldn’t put the SNP in charge of the UK (20 comments) by Willie Rennie MSP

Paul Tyler reminds the Guardian that Labour ruined Lords reform (41 comments) by Newshound

The Independent View: A cheaper but credible alternative to Trident (80 comments) by Toby Fenwick

Opinion: Solutions to inequality: Quakernomics and economic justice (43 comments) by Kirsten Johnson

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  • the real Sunday Best was Will Hutton’s Observer article

  • .brianD 23rd Feb ’15 – 2:21pm——-“…….the real Sunday Best was Will Hutton’s Observer article”

    Thank you for pointing out this interesting piece from The Observer. The Hutton article which should raise questions for proper Liberal Democrats begins thus —

    “….There are doubts and debates at the highest level of the civil service about the cost of Trident. … … The cost verges on the impossible, with unpalatable and irrational choices forced on the rest of our military capability to pay for a weapon system that will never be used. …”

    “…Yet when the Church of England’s bishops urge that the question be publicly discussed as part of a grownup debate about the future of our country and the quest for the common good, they are dismissed by right-of-centre commentators, Tory MPs and some ministers as a bunch of closet leftists making a political statement. ”

    The top of the party has adopted a ridiculous “anchors in the centre” policy on Trident which says we wll continue to spend £ Billions but pretend that we are “talking a step down the nuclear ladder”. We should be kicking tha ladder away and all the stupid “Great Power” pretentious that go with it.

    We do not need Trident, we cannot afford it and even if we could it is a pointless example of 1960s cold war paranoia that makes no sense in 2015.

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