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The other issue Lib Dem peers can win on tomorrow

Moves in the House of Lords to amend the health and welfare bills have been getting the lion’s share of recent coverage, but this week sees a quartet of Liberal Democrat peers leading the charge on a different topic – the Legal Aid Bill.

Lib Dem Lords Thomas, Carlile, Clement Jones and Phillips have a set of amendments down for debate tomorrow to put right what Ken Clarke hasn’t got right in his zeal to end the so-called ‘compensation culture’. The amendments look to tighten up and improve the plans to ban so-called ‘referral fees’ in personal injury cases. Its these fees which …

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Clegg to clamp down on Lib Dem Lords’ allowances

Mea culpa, gentle reader, this is definitely not breaking news… After a bank holiday of back-breaking gardening and a Tuesday of work-fuelled meetings (my colleagues can add their own excuses), LDV failed to bring you news of Nick Clegg’s plans to clamp down on allowances claimed by members of the House of Lords – an issue of more-than-passing-interest to Lib Dems following the resignation of party chief executive Lord (Chris) Rennard amid allegations that he had profited personally from the scheme by designating his Eastbourne flat (rather than his London house) as his main residence.

This from Sunday night’s

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  • User AvatarChris Cory 22nd Jan - 2:19pm
    David Raw. I must speak out in defense of accountants (in my case former) from the home counties. A number of contributors here feel the...
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    Mohammed Amin 22nd Jan '20 - 1:59pm.................I agree. For the Liberal Democrats to retrospectively reject the 2010-2015 Coalition is a serious mistake...We should talk about...
  • User Avatarnigel hunter 22nd Jan - 2:14pm
    Good luck to all Thursday.For future campaigning look at Yesterdays article from Watford. It might give tips for future campaigning.
  • User AvatarMohammed Amin 22nd Jan - 1:59pm
    I agree. For the Liberal Democrats to retrospectively reject the 2010-2015 Coalition is a serious mistake. We should talk about what we achieved during that...
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 22nd Jan - 1:51pm
    The LD role in the recent Coalition was an utter disaster for us. We averaged around 20% of the vote across all the GE's from...
  • User AvatarRuth Bright 22nd Jan - 1:49pm
    Mary and Mark - exactly.