Tag Archives: monroe palmer

Wise appointments by Tim maintain the party’s even-handed Middle East approach

Israeli children visit Palestinian village of Tuwani and participate in bilingual activities together - Some rights reserved by delayed gratficationAs reported by the human ticker-tape machine, Mark Pack, Tim Farron has appointed two Middle East advisers, in the shape of Lord Monroe Palmer and John McHugo. I think this an extremely wise move by Tim.

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , and | 21 Comments

Gaza: Senior Lib Dems speak out against Hamas, urge continuing ceasefire; and Lib Dem Friends of Israel issue statement

Gaza Burns - photo by Al Jazeera EnglishThis weekend’s Guardian published a letter from five senior Lib Dems – including Sir Alan Beith MP, Lord Dholakia and Baroness Sarah Ludford – condemning Hamas and urging both sides in the conflict to continue their ceasefire in Gaza:

As Liberal Democrats, we are totally committed to the state of Israel being able to live within secure borders, and wish to see the removal of the existential threat to Israel’s security by an internationally recognised terrorist group, and the creation of a viable

Posted in News | Also tagged , , , , , , , and | 89 Comments

Horwood calls for National Defence Medal awarded by “truly independent” body

Lib Dem MP for Cheltenham Martin Horwood has stepped up calls by the party for a National Defence Medal to be available for all veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.

Here‘s how the Press Association reports the story:

    Martin Horwood, co-chairman of the Parliamentary Party Committee on International Affairs, said a new body was needed which was recognised by veterans as “truly independent”. Currently, any decision to award new medals is made by the Honours and Decorations Committee behind closed doors. But Mr Horwood believes it needs to be disbanded and reformed with a new independent chairman. It must

Posted in News | Also tagged and | 20 Comments

Local liberal heroes: Monroe Palmer

Earlier in the year, I penned a series of posts profiling forgotten liberal heroes (to which a couple of other people also kindly contributed), looking at some of those who achieved great things for liberalism in their time but have been unjustly forgotten – such as Margaret Wintringham, the very first female Liberal MP.

There is also another group of people who I think are often unjustly obscure – those local campaigners who are often at the heart of their local community and local party, delivering liberalism and helping others, but as their stage is a local one they are often

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged and | 3 Comments

Fifteen new Liberal Democrat Peers appointed

Fifteen new Liberal Democrat working peers have just been announced…

  • Dr Sarah (Sal) Brinton – Executive Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England
  • Dee Doocey OBE – Chair of the London Assembly
  • Qurban Hussain – Deputy Group Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Luton Borough Council
  • Judith Jolly – Chair of Executive Committee of Liberal Democrats in Devon and Cornwall
  • Susan Kramer – former Liberal Democrat MP
  • Raj Loomba – businessman and campaigner for widows’ rights
  • Jonathan Marks – commercial and family law QC with specialist interest in human rights and constitutional reform
  • Monroe Palmer OBE – Liberal
  • Posted in Parliament | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and | 77 Comments
    Advert



    Recent Comments

    • User AvatarDenis Loretto 21st Sep - 8:33am
      I signed up at the Bournemouth meeting. As a founder member of the Alliance Party in Belfast in 1970 I am particularly glad that the...
    • User AvatarJohn Bicknell 21st Sep - 8:30am
      John Mc:" probably about 10 people would be there supporting the LD side." When the question was put to the audience, just one person put...
    • User AvatarAndy Hyde 21st Sep - 8:18am
      Old Swan was won by us in the 1970’s, a marginal with Labour through the Hatton years, safer for us in the Blair years and...
    • User AvatarJohn Marriott 21st Sep - 8:11am
      The problem with going for Revoke, given the reaction from the audience on Question Time last Thursday, is that, whatever worthwhile policies the Lib Dems...
    • User AvatarTom Harney 21st Sep - 8:00am
      At the end of the day people have to be free to join our party. Everyone should have the aims of the party drawn to...
    • User AvatarJohn Marriott 21st Sep - 7:46am
      “Eh, hi there. My family calls me Al. I like to build model buses out of cardboard boxes when I have any spare time, which...
    Thu 10th Oct 2019