Category Archives: Accreditation

Liberal anthem The Land rewritten in light of Conference accreditation #ldconf

We all know the agonies the party has gone through on Conference accreditation. And they are real agonies. Next week when we gather in Brighton, our family will not be complete, because some people aren’t going because they object to … 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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Cut Tim Farron a bit of slack over accreditation!

As you know, I am very much opposed to accreditation for party members for our Conference. When I had the chance to vote on it as a member of FFAC, I opposed it and would do so again – every … Continue reading

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What I said to FCC on Conference Accreditation

So, there I was, in my parents’ living room on Saturday afternoon and suddenly the awful realisation hit me. I’d been urging everyone else to respond to the Federal Conference Committee’s hasty consultation on the Sussex Police’s request for an … Continue reading

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Conference accreditation rears its unacceptable, illiberal and not very pretty head

You kind of expect motions passed at Federal Conference about Federal Conference to be taken seriously by Federal Conference Committee. Especially in a year when they’re up for election. Unfortunately the message from the motion on Accreditation for attendees at … Continue reading

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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

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