Monthly Archives: September 2010

>Caron’s Corkers – 23 September

>A good mix of Lib Dem Conference, Strictly, motorsport, atheist extremism and US politics for you today: First up, Conference hero Evan Harris’ article at Comment is Free about Nick Clegg, fairness and cuts. I agree with a great deal … Continue reading

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>Frustration at FMQs

>If I were a newly trained teacher struggling to find work, or I was looking for a new job after being made redundant (as opposed to not looking for a new job after being made redundant), I wouldn’t have thought … Continue reading

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>The Liberal Democrat Voice transcription hell Roll of Honour

>I am sure everyone would agree that the Liberal Democrat Voice team did a marvellous job of covering Conference. In just 5 days, their small but perfectly formed team popped out 44 posts on their Conference tag alone. It’s a … Continue reading

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>Lib Dems and Scots in Total Politics Top 50 UK Blogs

>I was thrilled to bits to discover the other day that this trashy tome has made it to number 44 in the Total Politics Blog Poll, up 23 places from last year. Thanks to everyone who voted for my random … Continue reading

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>Child Labour: the real reason not to go to the Commonwealth Games

>There is nothing good about the problems surrounding the Commonwealth Games. However, the fact that the athletes’ village appears to be a midden is nothing compared to reports that child labour is being used on the site. It’s not as … Continue reading

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>Vince Cable rocks! The highlights of a fantastic Conference speech

>Well, you weren’t really expecting me to slag off the Almighty Vince, were you? Although I would have done if he’d tried to justify cuts in benefits planned by the Government.Anyway, our favourite economics guru reinforced his position as Official … Continue reading

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>Shirley Williams supports Liberal Democrat Trident call

>Shirley Williams is my political hero. I had real goosebumps when during the Conference debate on the emergency motion on Trident when the chair asked our 79 year old peer to stand by. When she took to the platform, she … Continue reading

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>The Equal Marriage Debate – the Lib Dems at their best #LDConf

>The Liberal Democrats have been on show this week and we have acquitted ourselves well, with thoughtful, genuine, high quality debates on a range of important issues of the day. So far the highlight for me was the Equal Marriage … Continue reading

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>Stonewall really have lost the plot

>I have taken a bit of time away from BBC Parliament and the delights of Liberal Democrat conference to spend Sunday & Monday in another modern seaside city, Dundee. I came home shattered last night so it wasn’t really until … Continue reading

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>Jennie’s campaign steaming ahead at #LD Conf #Riggtheelection

>There is only one of the four Party Presidential candidates who wouldn’t get a flea in their ear for waking me up with a phone call. To be fair on Jennie, it was 9:35 and I should have got my … Continue reading

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