Monthly Archives: April 2013

Isn’t it lovely to be appreciated?

Look what I got in the post this morning… Not only did that make it feel that all of my efforts in February had been noticed, but the growing number of photographs of them popping up all over the place … Continue reading

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Banning smoking in cars where children are present: what do you think?

North of the Border, the war on smoking continues. Today, larger shops are no longer allowed to display cigarettes. Now, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP and health spokesperson Jim Hume is introducing a Member’s Bill in the Scottish Parliament which will … Continue reading


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Spend an extra hour campaigning to thank Nick for killing Snoopers’ Charter

Before I even start, I know there are many Liberal Democrats up and down the country for whom giving an extra hour to the campaign would mean having to re-write the laws of time and physics and nature. But then, … Continue reading

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Two wee grumbles about tonight’s Liberal Democrat Party Election Broadcast

Here is tonight’s Party Election Broadcast from the Liberal Democrats. It has lots of very good stuff in it, asking real people what they will do with the tax cut secured by them by the party. We’ve seen the Tories … Continue reading

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Better Together make me laugh

I found out something I didn’t know about my husband last week. He reads emails from Better Together. I honestly didn’t expect that. I tend to read all the political geekery and tell him what’s happening. He tends not to … Continue reading

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Easter holidays: Black Isle bliss in a Boathouse – and a beautiful baby, too

So, I said to the Liberal Democrat Voice team just before I headed off for a week in the Highlands mostly sans internet signal “Don’t let anyone do anything interesting while I’m away.” That worked out well. A wee bit … Continue reading

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Mike Moore welcomes tax cuts for 2.2 million Scots

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore has welcomed further tax cuts for Scottish workers coming into force today. If you’re playing “stronger economy and fairer society” bingo, he’s got that in there too. He said: This Coalition … Continue reading

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Danny Alexander rejects George Osborne’s comments on the Philpott case

I told you the other night that Sarah Teather had condemned George Osborne’s comments connecting the Philpott case to the welfare system. Some people made comments along the lines that it was only a backbencher, and no Liberal Democrat minister had said … Continue reading

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Sarah Teather blasts Osborne’s "irresponsible" comments

George Osborne has said some crass things in his time, but his comments today that there should be a debate on whether “the state should subsidise lifestyles like that” were awful, giving a whiff of credibility to the demonising headlines … Continue reading

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"Just listen. You could change a life" See Me Scotland launches new campaign to encourage conversation on mental health

Two guys on a golf course. But they aren’t talking about football or beer. It quickly becomes clear that one has been an absolute lifeline to the other, helping him through a period of mental ill health, encouraging him out … Continue reading

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