Monthly Archives: November 2012

And what does Popbitch have to say about the Liberal Democrats’ Christmas Party?

Well, I never expected an event I attended to end up in a salacious gossip email. On Tuesday night I was lucky enough to be at the Ministry of Sound for the annual Lib Dems’ Christmas Party. It was a … Continue reading

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Shock as politician behaves like a grown-up!

I have to say I was fair chuffed with our boy this afternoon. Nick Clegg showed how to conduct disagreements with your partners in an orderly, respectful and calm fashion. No matter how many times people tried to get him … Continue reading

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How the press should be regulated – from a 13 1/2 year old

With just half an hour to go until we finally know what Lord Leveson is going to recommend, I thought you might be interested in my daughter’s view on press regulation, elicited on the way to school this morning. We … Continue reading

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Two things Lib Dems are doing that make me happy – and one where there’s room for improvement

I am heartily delighted that Nick Clegg is to make his own statement on Leveson this afternoon. When there’s such a complex mix of abuse of power and freedom issues, we need an unequivocally liberal point of view. The Tories … Continue reading

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Travelling companions

So I’m back after a hectic trip to London, made more chaotic by the inevitable rail delays because of the awful flooding in northern England. Getting there a few hours late is nothing compared to having your home or livelihood … Continue reading

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Letter from the Leader – Nick Clegg focuses on housing

When I worked for an MP as a caseworker, the main problems I dealt with were tax credits, benefits (where the Government departments concerned were never quick to admit their mistakes) and housing. Every week, we’d have several new cases … Continue reading

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Brilliant Brazil thriller for Vettel’s hat-trick #f1

The circuit at Interlagos never fails to disappoint. If you have a Formula One championship going down to the wire, what better place to end the season than in a place which seems, like Spa, to have its own micro-climate, … Continue reading

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Xmas books for kids is back – please give generously

Last year, the amazing Burd led a project which raised over £3300 to buy books for kids who otherwise wouldn’t have them at Christmas. And she’s back this year. I’m sure she won’t mind me copying her words shamelessly: Last … Continue reading


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A bad day at the office for Jim Wallace #no2secretcourts

First of all, some words of heartfelt thanks. People like Ros Scott, Sal Brinton, Tim Clement-Jones, Sally Hamwee and Dee Doocey simply don’t strike me as the rebellious sort. That Tony Greaves is doesn’t make me any less grateful to … Continue reading

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A late World Toilet Day post

Yes, I know World Toilet Day was on Monday. I’ve been poorly and preoccupied by Lib Dem Voice this week so far so I figured better late than never. I did do a bit of Facebook and Twitter sharing on … Continue reading

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