Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lib Dem News says Galloway a curiosity, rather than a serious candidate

I love Lib Dem News. Even though I can find out a lot of things going on in the party from other sources, it still tells me things I don’t know. In order to get out for Friday, though, the … Continue reading

Posted in By-elections, Chicago Tribune, George Galloway, Harry Truman, Liberal Democrat News, Thomas Dewey | 2 Comments

Saying farewell to a lovely, clever, Liberal Democrat – RIP Dave Herbert

By the time you read this, I’ll be in Dunfermline at the funeral of one of the first people I ever met in the local Liberal Democrats. Dave Herbert, Councillor for Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, passed away last Friday. Dave … Continue reading

Posted in Dave Herbert, Dunfermline, Nick Clegg; Willie Rennie | Leave a comment

Ian Liddell-Grainger shames the fluffy blogosphere

Animal bloggers are not that unusual. We have the eclectic Pink Dog and the ever wise Elephant for example, who bring joy, randomness and good sense to the internet. However, Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative MP for Bridgewater in Somerset, allows an extremely ill-mannered … Continue reading


Posted in Ian Liddell-Grainger, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Liberal Democrat Voice, Mark Pack | Leave a comment

If Labour can’t hold a seat in opposition, what hope is there for Miliband?

I went to bed last night not really believing rumours on Twitter that George Galloway had eased out Labour in the Bradford West by-election in a closely fought contest. I wondered allowed if this was Labour talking his chances up … Continue reading

Posted in Bradford West, George Galloway, Hillhead by-election, Liberal Democrats, Mark Pack | 1 Comment

Face cream and Farron

They say be careful what you wish for, because you might get it. I wonder if that’s how Jonathan Calder is feeling today. Way back last September he said he wanted to hear much beloved Party President Tim Farron make … Continue reading

Posted in advertising standards authority, faith healing, Religion, Tim Farron | 1 Comment

Jo Swinson calls for responsible reporting of eating disorders

Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, Jo Swinson has called for the media to be more responsible in the way they report eating disorders as the Herald reports today. She believes that there should be similar practice as for the … Continue reading

Posted in body image, eating disorders, Ed Vaizey, Jo Swinson | 1 Comment

The Conference Accreditation row slumbers no more

Remember that stooshie we had over the blatantly illiberal and actually discriminatory Conference Accreditation system for last year’s Autumn event in Birmingham? For a refresher, have a look at the speech I would have made in the debate about it … Continue reading

Posted in Accreditation, Gareth Epps, Jonathan Calder, Liberal Democrat Conference | Leave a comment

My unhappiness with Danny Alexander….

…or his diary secretary, whoever they may be, knows no bounds right now. Not that this is any of their fault, but I want to have a moan. Right now, I should be out having dinner with my husband while … Continue reading

Posted in Caron being ditsy and incompetent, Danny Alexander, Family, Helen Duffett, Personal, Tim Farron, Tim Gordon | Leave a comment

The Budget – a triumph for Liberal Democrat internal communications people

Danny Alexander talking right now to Party Members I have got to say, I think the party has been fantastic in the way it’s been getting information out to members about the Budget. I still wake up in a cold … Continue reading

Posted in Budget, Danny Alexander, Helen Duffett, internal communications | 3 Comments

My Bob and the "Granny Tax"

My dear husband is not a Granny. And he’d better not be a Grandad for a very long time to come, given that our daughter is not yet a teenager. He is of an age to be affected by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bob, Budget, George Osborne | 5 Comments