Monthly Archives: October 2010

>Will the Labour Party ever take responsibility for anything?

>This is a mini rant as I’m trying to get ready to take Anna into Edinburgh for what will probably be an expensive afternoon involving Winter boots and Hallowe’en costumes. However I’ve just watched Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray’s lamentable … Continue reading

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>Nick Clegg on Desert Island Discs, why I want to smack him round the head and the truth about him and smoking

> I’m just listening to Nick Clegg’s Desert Island Discs on the BBC iPlayer. The first thing that comes across is how important his wife Miriam is to him.  It reminded me of when I first knew Nick 12 years … Continue reading

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>Anna’s first running animation

> While I was watching trash last night, Anna was teaching herself how to do to run cycle animations. She drew the pictures herself on Microsoft Paint and then put them together using Windows Movie Maker. I could never have … Continue reading

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>McLaren action curtails #F1 artist’s business #supportunlap

>One of the regular contributors to the F1 discussions I enjoy on Twitter has been the artist behind the Unlap website, Luke Pollard. He produces excellent motorsport related prints, mugs, t-shirts, often with a very humorous side to them. Remember … Continue reading

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>Mr Eugenides’ Michael Fish moment

>I shouldn’t really take the mickey out of a fellow blogger, but seeing as I’m out of bed at this inappropriate hour on a Sunday morning for no good reason, and I’m grumpy about it, I shall. Remember when Michael … Continue reading

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>Helen Duffett chairs Presidential Hustings with Susan Kramer and Tim Farron

>I have just had an e-mail from them at Lib Dem HQ alerting me to the fact that the online presidential hustings I mentioned the other day is now up on You Tube here. Helen Duffett did a fabulous job, … Continue reading

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>Should obstetricians be trained in forceps deliveries to avoid Caesarian Sections?

>Childbirth has been a feature of this week twice for me. Not personally, obviously, but there are a couple of things I wanted to share with you. Firstly, I was taken by this report on the BBC today that apparently … Continue reading

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>Doctor Who Live Review

>Last Saturday was a busy day for us. In the afternoon, we’d gone to the Strictly roadshow in Edinburgh and we went virtually straight from there to the SECC in Glasgow to see Doctor Who Live, touted as: “an out-of-this-world experience … Continue reading

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>Some Lib Dem wins in the spending review – but who will speak up for the poor now?

> I find the House of Commons a very depressing place at times. What should be a place of serious debate all to often, and especially at Prime Minister’s Questions, becomes a haven for willy waving and general macho nonsense. … Continue reading

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>Alex Cole-Hamilton’s speech on tuition fees to Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

>Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s Alex Cole-Hamilton telling Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference last Saturday why we should vote down the amendment calling for a graduate tax. In his he recalls how proud he was of the Liberal Democrats for standing up … Continue reading

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