Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Keeping children safe – sign Downing Street Petition against new vetting and barring system

>As you’ll be aware, many of us in the Liberal Democrat blogosphere and beyond have been very concerned about the Government’s plans to vet every volunteer who comes into contact with children. I, as the most over-anxious mum on the … Continue reading

Posted in Independent Safeguarding Authority, Mark Reckons | Leave a comment

>Flavio Briatore out as Renault fight to save F1 team.

>What a horrible day this is for Formula 1. I always thought the day that Renault Team Principal Flavio Briatore, a man I have absolutely no time for whatsoever, left the sport would be a day when I’d hang out … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Fernando Alonso, Flavio Briatore, Kimi Raikonnen, Nelson Piquet Jr, Renault | 2 Comments

>Bedford 1 – Toynbee 0

>Next on my list of things to do after the Lib Dem Blog of the Year posting was to take issue with this ill-informed column from Polly Toynbee, who sees a contradiction between highlighting the State’s failings over the death … Continue reading

Posted in Independent Safeguarding Authority, Polly Toynbee, Sara Bedford | Leave a comment

>Scots do well on Lib Dem Blog Award Shortlists

>Those nice people at Lib Dem Voice have been messing with the fragile and egotistical heads of we bloggers over the last few days. They’ve been teasing us with hints of secrets for days on Twitter, whipping us into an … Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Gore, Costigan Quist, James Graham, Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year Awards, Millennium Dome | 1 Comment

>The Brawn Boys are Back – a perfect 1-2 in Monza

>I wonder how Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is feeling tonight. With one driver out on the first lap of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and the other only getting a point because it was thrown into his … Continue reading

Posted in Brawn GP, Christian Horner, F1, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Ross Brawn, Rubens Barrichello | 2 Comments

>Barrichello Blasts Briatore for Piquet allegations

>I’m hoping to have loads of good things to write about Rubens Barrichello after the Italian Grand Prix later today. He and his Brawn team-mate Jenson Button are in a very good position. Although they are only 5th and 6th … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Flavio Briatore, Nelson Piquet Jr, Ross Brawn, Rubens Barrichello | Leave a comment

>Keeping Children Safe – an update and round up of reaction

>I wrote this piece the other day about the new requirements to register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority for anyone who volunteers with children’s groups. While this requirement to register for volunteers doesn’t yet apply in Scotland, it soon will. … Continue reading

Posted in Charlotte Gore, Costigan Quist, Crazy Government Databases, Independent Safeguarding Authority, Mark Reckons, Sara Bedford, SNP Tactical Voting | 3 Comments

>Those nice Brits on Pole people let me write for them….

>I was very surprised and honoured to get an invitation from the lovely people at Brits on Pole not only to write an article for them about Brawn GP but to contribute regularly to their site. Lisa and Andy, who … Continue reading

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>Keeping my child safe – an over-anxious mum writes

> I remember the first time the responsibilities of parenthood knocked me for six. It was when the midwife came to my house for a late pregnancy check and to get me to do my birth plan. The poor woman … Continue reading

Posted in Crazy Government Databases, Independent Safeguarding Authority | 7 Comments

>Happy Third Birthday to Caron’s Musings

>I knew when I posted earlier about Granny that I’d done one of the first posts on here about her. What I’d forgotten was that it was in fact the second post, and it was written exactly 3 years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Mark Reckons, Wikio | 1 Comment