Tag Archives: liberal vision

Lib Dem members back plain cigarette packaging, but more evenly divided on minimum alcohol pricing

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results.

Two-thirds of Lib Dem members back plain cigarette packaging

Do you support or oppose banning brightly coloured branding and packaging for cigarettes and introducing plain packs?

    40% – Strongly support
     
    26% – Tend to support

    Total support = 66%
     
    17% – Tend to oppose
     
    11% – Strongly oppose

    Total oppose = 28%
     
    5% – Don’t know

Two-thirds of Lib …

Posted in LDV Members poll | Also tagged , , , and | 21 Comments

YouTube ‘cos we want to: McKay, Vince and Nads

It’s the weekend, so why not sit back in your sofa/deckchair and enjoy the following three poltical videos from the past week…

First up, is Andreew Mackay the soon-to-be-former Tory MP for Bracknell and close aide of David Cameron, who was this week forced to quit after the extent of the anger of his constituents became clear. Initially Mr Mackay attempted to claim the mood of the meeting was very much in his favour – unfortunately for him, the video evidence suggested otherwise:

Posted in YouTube | Also tagged , and | 1 Comment

The LDV 2×2 Daily View (13/05/09)

2 Big stories

Look, mum, we’re in the papers! And not in a good way. So far, the Lib Dems’ expense revelations in the Telegraph are pretty small beer, on the whole – but we’re not content with that, are we?

Meanwhile, in the blue corner, David Cameron is getting tough on the same issue. What I’d have given to be a fly on the wall in the meetings he had yesterday. Ever seen a man with a moat get a bollocking? Me neither, alas.

2 Must-read blog posts

The new all-singing,

Posted in Daily View | Also tagged and | 1 Comment

Liberal Vision writes… New site, new vision

If any more proof were needed, budget day and the abuse of expenses by Cabinet Ministers suffice. We are witnessing the death throes of a Labour government after over a decade of self-serving centralisation, waste and intrusion.

The Conservatives may be ahead in the polls, but it is hard to work out what answers they think they have. They are not advocating anything other than twiddling at the margins.

They believe their strongest argument is that their leader is not Gordon Brown. This is pathetic. Cameron is terrified to offer a real alternative, while his party is tied to its illiberal roots.

I …

Posted in Party policy and internal matters | Also tagged | 5 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPeter 5th Jun - 8:24pm
    Just thinking aloud..... If members decide the policy and the leadership have to make decisions, is this a recipe for what happened when the party...
  • User AvatarJohn Littler 5th Jun - 8:05pm
    Alex, you may have a point, but I feel it was not so much Jo's time in coalition that let her down, as much as...
  • User AvatarAlex Macfie 5th Jun - 8:00pm
    John Littler: The problem with Clegg was not any lack of experience (especially as you must count his 5 years as an MEP), but his...
  • User AvatarJohn Littler 5th Jun - 7:58pm
    Some examples: Warehouses - Thomann in Germany supplies over 50% of the UK and Pan European Music Gear market in 1-2 day free deliveries (...
  • User AvatarJohn Littler 5th Jun - 7:58pm
    I support UBI but it cannot realistically provide £20k p.a across the board. A lot of the jobs are going to go anyway and people...
  • User AvatarJohn Littler 5th Jun - 7:20pm
    In the past few leadership elections I happen to have voted for the winner each time, which means I did not support Ed Davey in...