Welcome to my day: 22 January – the experiments continue…

Good morning, on the 328th anniversary of the summoning of the Convention Parliament by Prince William of Orange to discuss ruling jointly with his wife Mary – an occasion when the English positively welcomed an intervention from the Continent… And it’s also the anniversary of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, which may feel a bit familiar to those of you who’ve been members for a few years…

So, what have we got for you today? Well, Federal International Relations Committee (FIRC) has concluded that it needs to reach out to the wider membership more effectively (some might suggest ‘at all’), and here at Liberal Democrat Voice, we’re always happy to help Party groups reach out beyond their members, so there’s a piece on the situation in Yemen, courtesy of Paul Reynolds from Liberal International British Group. I’ll also be covering the weekend’s FIRC awayday somewhat unofficially.

We also have a contribution from Tahir Maher, suggesting how we might better convey our liberal principles.

The report of events in the Lords is evolving somewhat this week, as we’re now covering what’s happened as much as what lies ahead, so do let us know if that works better. And I have a question for you…

So, don’t go away, as we kick off another week here at Liberal Democrat Voice…

Read more by .
This entry was posted in Site news.

One Comment

  • @ Mark Valladares Well fancy that, how interesting. What’s your connection with Rorke’s Drift, Mark ?

    On that day, 22 January, at Isandlwana, my relative Lt. Charlie Raw of the Natal Native Horse was on a scouting mission and was the first officer to see the Zulu Army massing before the battle. We visited there (and Rorke’s Drift) a few years ago and had a fascinating time. Charlie stayed until Durnford was killed, gave a spare horse to Vereker, and fortunately was one of the very few who managed to get away along with the young Horace Smith-Dorrien.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarPeter Martin 24th Feb - 3:58pm
    @ JoeB, It's always interesting to read Keynes and other notable economists from past eras too. But I don't believe we should hang on to...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 24th Feb - 3:53pm
    @ Peter Martin In the context of what is a stimulus and what is austerity and how is the economy affected generally when the deficit...
  • User AvatarJoeB 24th Feb - 2:55pm
    Peter Martin, regarding the issue of capital expenditure the paper referenced above outlines Keynes reasoning. "Keynes was opposed to deficit spending in the sense of...
  • User AvatarTeresa Wilson 24th Feb - 2:43pm
    I agree with much in this article but I have a problem with the conclusion that "if it all ends in tears, it will be...
  • User AvatarDavid Warren 24th Feb - 2:19pm
    What a healthy debate. Thanks for all the comments everyone.
  • User AvatarPeter Hirst 24th Feb - 1:55pm
    Our policies in the manifesto need to be targeted at all the seats where we were second as it these that provide the immediate springboard...