Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nikki Thomson, 30 December 1967 – 28 June 2012

Many of you will know Nikki Thomson, a lifelong Liberal Democrat who fulfilled many roles in the Party. If you’re in Liberal Youth and you’ve enjoyed Activate weekends, it was Nikki who first set them up way back in the … Continue reading

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Robert Brown: end spin doctors’ tyranny and develop principled, practical policies

This is quite long – but bear with it, because every word is worth reading. It’s the thoughts of former MSP and Scottish education minister Robert Brown who was in May elected as a Councillor in Rutherglen, near Glasgow. He … Continue reading

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For pete’s sake, Facebook, find yourself some manners!

I’ve been finding it a bit weird when I’ve been trying to find people’s email addresses on Facebook over the past few days that they’ve had a special address. Turns out that it’s happened to all of us without … Continue reading


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In Full: Willie Rennie’s speech at Better Together launch

Yesterday, Willie Rennie gave the final speech at the Better Together launch. I love this photo as it shows the lovely view in the background. It was taken, by the way, by Graeme Littlejohn and is reproduced with his permission. … Continue reading

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How much would you pay for Callum Leslie to shut up?

I just want to bring to the attention of a wider audience the fact that Callum Leslie, Council campaign manager, parliamentary candidate and voice of the student airwaves in Edinburgh, is doing a special fundraiser for the British Heart Foundation … Continue reading

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Social Liberal Forum Scotland event in tweets

On Saturday, Social Liberal Forum Scotland members met in Glasgow for a day of brainstorming and lectures. I was gutted that illness prevented me from being there but I am promised all sorts of goodies which I will share with … Continue reading

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The extra paragraph I’d have put into Willie Rennie’s Scotland on Sunday article on independence question

Willie Rennie wrote for yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday about the need for clarity in the question put to the Scottish people in the referendum. His message was simple – that we need a clear, simple question in the referendum and … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg needs to condemn Cameron’s welfare plans

Many Liberal Democrats will have been choking on their Corn Flakes this morning as they read, with horror, David Cameron’s plans to slash benefits even further than this year’s Welfare Reform Bill. If he had his way, there would be … Continue reading

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The Police are letting me go to Liberal Democrat Conference

Last night I was reminded by e-mail that the deadline for registering for Autumn Lib Dem Conference in Brighton at the cheapest rate runs out at midnight tonight. Seriously, it’s cheap if you do it now, so don’t bother reading … Continue reading

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A phone call to strike fear into my heart……

This week has been pretty rubbish, really. Nothing serious for us – although people I care about are going through pretty hellish circumstances which makes what I’m about to write so trivial. But then what would this blog be if … Continue reading

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