Monthly Archives: February 2012

Orange bookers beware: Liberal Futures publishes The Little Yellow Book

First, there was the Orange Book. Then Liberal Democrat Voice published the Tangerine Book. Now, tomorrow, Scottish based Liberal Futures will publish The Little Yellow Book, a collection of essays on Liberalism in Scotland today edited by former MSP and … Continue reading


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My pick of the Scottish Conference Agenda

This weekend, Scottish Liberal Democrats gather in Inverness for their annual conference. This is the second most important event to take place in the city this year (the most important being my sister’s wedding on 8 April). I’m particularly looking … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg writes about his efforts to improve mental health in the Sunday Express

Nick Clegg has long championed mental health issues and he made sure that an extra £400 million has been put into the most effective talking therapies. That’s already made a difference to over half a million people.  Yesterday he wrote … Continue reading

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Only 12 days left to have your say on UK Government independence referendum consultation

In January, you might remember Michael Moore, the Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland (never get tired of hearing that one) launched the UK Government’s consultation on the proposed independence referendum. That was the night that Alex Salmond turned … Continue reading

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Surely the SNP won’t hold Independence Referendum in the school holidays?

The Sun on Sunday reported yesterday that the independence referendum would be held on Saturday October 18th 2014.  I am not sure that this would be a particularly appealing front page splash for a launch issue. I mean, I’m not … Continue reading

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Lynne Featherstone writes about equal marriage

Lynne Featherstone graces the pages of the Telegraph yesterday. I’m sure that some of their more socially conservative readers choked on their English Breakfast tea, but her article is definitely worth reading. The photo of Lynne the editor has chosen, … Continue reading

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Are you fit to work?

How do you know if you’re fit to go to work? You would think, wouldn’t you, that being able to get ready and out, get yourself to your place of work, work your shift and get home again would be … Continue reading

Posted in ATOS, ESA, Sue Marsh, Welfare Reform | 3 Comments

Is Lib Dem HQ doing secret experiments on party members?

Bear with me. I know the headline comes out in green ink, but this is seriously not as irrational a question as it might sound. I base my theory on a conversation with a friend of mine who was complaining … Continue reading

Posted in Helen Duffett, internal communications, Liberal Democrats, Mark Pack | 4 Comments

PMQs – Tragedy, Comedy and the Continuing Saga of the Family Bone

I’m not used to learning anything from the weekly pantomime that is Prime Minister’s Questions. Sadly, though yesterday’s session brought  me the news of the death of Marie Colvin, the veteran Sunday Times reporter whose often heartbreaking reports from war … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrat MEP McMillan-Scott gets European Hunan Rights Portfolio

Liberal Democrat MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Edward McMillan-Scott, re-elected as one of the European Parliament’s 14 Vice Presidents last month, has again been allocated the portfolio for Democracy and Human Rights.  He has also been given a new … Continue reading

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