Monthly Archives: January 2011

>How many pair of shoes do you have?

>I hope you don’t think it’s an impertinence to ask such a thing. It’s just that I was discussing the subject with some friends of mine at Andrew’s wedding on Friday night. One of the participants in this discussion has … Continue reading

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>Egypt: what will the uprising mean for women?

>One of the first things I think about when I see scenes like those in Egypt and Tunisia at the moment is what the events are going to mean for women in the area. After all, what use is a … Continue reading

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>Lib Dem Voice’s Alex Foster on Come Dine with Me this week.

> My sister raved at me incessantly about Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me for ages before I finally got around to watching it. The first episode I watched was the Christmas Special in 2009 which featured David Gest, Sherrie Hewson, … Continue reading

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>Is Holyrood result delay a slight to Scotland?

>Scotland on Sunday reported yesterday that the results of the Holyrood election in May will be delayed by a day while the UK wide fairer votes referendum is counted overnight on the Thursday. This has been met with outrage by … Continue reading

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>Keep up the pressure to save Brenda Namigadde from deportation

>Last Friday I wrote about how Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namigadde faced deportation because a Court had ruled that there was no evidence that she was in fact homosexual. I really don’t want to see us going down the route of … Continue reading

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>Rennard slams Labour attempts to delay fairer votes referendum

> Former Liberal Democrat Campaigns Guru Chris Rennard writes today for Liberal Democrat Voice about the Labour shenanigans in the House of Lords over the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. In a nutshell, this Bill has to get through … Continue reading


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>Olly Grender is now writing for the New Statesman

>I have been thrilled to bits in recent months to see Olly Grender, who was the Party’s Communications Director when we made our big leap forward in 1997, doing the rounds of various media talking an awful lot of sense. … Continue reading

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>#PAD photos 22-28 January

>This week’s PAD photos: Saturday A couple of blankets on a sofa, or the den of a clan of warrior cats? Sunday Bob’s been to Maplins and bought us a Laser light cube in the sale Monday My pressie from … Continue reading

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>Daily Mail Fail of the Day – as they expose wife beating ways of their pet gay basher

>For years, the Daily Fail has been happy enough to run to the odious Director of Christian Voice, Stephen Green every time they wanted to indulge in a bit of gay bashing, even as recently as a fortnight ago. Melanie … Continue reading

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>Why would the Tories want to put about rumours of an electoral pact with the Lib Dems?

>Today’s Herald carries a report which states fairly categorically that a Conservative Cabinet Minister has confirmed that there will be some level of electoral pact between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives at the 2015 General Election. What a load … Continue reading

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