Category Archives: Danny Alexander

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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What have the Liberal Democrats ever done for you?

It’s just dawned on me that this time next week, I’ll actually be in Brighton for Federal Conference. It’ll be the first one I’ve attended in full since Brighton in 1998. On that occasion, I’d found out I was pregnant … 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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Willie Rennie: We need Scottish Water funds now

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has asked John Swinney to pick up the phone and talk to Danny Alexander about releasing funds in Scottish Water to create jobs and investment in Scotland. In the 2011 Holyrood election, Jeremy Purvis … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday, Danny Alexander

Our Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury and the most important Ginger Rodent in the UK, is 40 today. I had to make sure you all knew his real age because I heard a rumour* that because it’s a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Danny Alexander compared to Lloyd George – in the Scotsman, for goodness’ sake

High praise indeed for Danny Alexander in today’s Scotsman, where David Maddox suggests that he should be the liberal hero of the 21st century as Lloyd George, architect of the People’s Budget was for the 20th century. Danny comes in … Continue reading

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Indian Dance to Speed Mentoring to Barnstorming Speeches – Caron’s top ten highlights of Scottish Conference.

Scottish Liberal Democrats met in Inverness last weekend for a lively 3 day Conference. Here are my top ten highlights. Leader Willie Rennie’s first ever Spring Conference speech, delivered with sincerity and passion. He implored the First Minister to make as much … Continue reading

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Danny Alexander: the cure for panda Colic?

In December, two lovely pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, arrived from China to start a decade at Edinburgh Zoo. Yes, I know, dealing with the Chinese on this does make me feel a little queasy, but the animals themselves, … Continue reading

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