Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Brown’s barbaric plans to stigmatise teenage mothers.

>I’m going to leave others to rip to shreds Gordon Brown’s claims on the economy and his new found belief in local Post Offices he made in his speech today. There’s plenty of scope for an awful lot of shreds. … Continue reading

Posted in Gordon Brown, Teenage Pregnancy, Tom Harris | 6 Comments

>More Child Safety nonsense – a tale of two wonderful women

>Let me tell you about two wonderful women in my life. They’ve recently got to know each other and become good friends. They will know who they are. Both are in their mid 30s (and one of them is, I … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family | 6 Comments

>Hamilton on Pole as Brawns struggle in Singapore

>“apart from the shunt at the end of the qualify it was a positive day…flat out tomorrow” You have to love Rubens Barrichello. It can’t be easy to maintain a positive attitude on a day when the Gearbox Fairy had … Continue reading

Posted in Eddie Jordan, F1, Jake Humphrey, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Ross Brawn, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel | Leave a comment

>Of Savage Cuts and Tuition Fees

>Sometimes we Liberal Democrats can be too honest for our own good. It would have made our lives a lot easier if we had concentrated on passing the fabulous policies on our agenda without looking at the financial context in … Continue reading

Posted in Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg | 1 Comment

>A Very Sweary Conference

>I had to laugh last night when, at 6pm, BBC Parliament introduced the recorded coverage of the day’s proceedings at Party Conference at Bournemouth with a warning about offensive language. In fact, there were 3 incidents of swearing that I … Continue reading


Posted in Chris Davies, Liberal Democrats Conference. | 2 Comments

>Relief for Renault as Flavio shown the door

>The World Motor Sport Council met this morning in Paris to decide the fate of the Renault F1 team after it as good as admitted that its former team principal, flamboyant Flavio Briatore, and his engineering director Pat Symonds, had … Continue reading

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>Lang and Lyon back Referendum on Independence

>I sat down to watch the debate on Devolution from Liberal Democrat Conference in Bournemouth a bit grumpily because I had forgotten the time and missed Alistair Carmichael’s opening speech. In virtually any debate, I’d always class Alistair’s contribution as … Continue reading

Posted in George Lyon MEP, Independence Referendum, Kevin Lang, Liberal Democrats Conference. | 2 Comments

>Real Women get Liberal Democrat Conference off to a cracking start

>Someone in the first policy debate of the Conference complained that the Real Women policy paper had in some way been sidelined by giving it such an early slot in the agenda. I don’t think so. If the quality of … Continue reading

Posted in Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrats Conference., Real Women | 1 Comment

>Happy Birthday, Stephen Glenn

>Forty years ago today, in Northern Ireland, the phenomenon that is Stephen Glenn was born. He was raised in the beautiful seaside town of Bangor, home to some of my favourite relatives, but he doesn’t seem to know any of … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Stephen Glenn | 2 Comments

>Nick Clegg’s Liberal Moment

>I haven’t yet had either the time or the energy to read through the entire 92 pages of Nick Clegg’s new pamphlet, “The Liberal Moment.” I will do and I’ll write more about it later when this horrible cold that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Nick Clegg, The Liberal Moment | 2 Comments