Category Archives: Liberal Democrat achievements in Government

Clegg on parental leave: Equality’s promise must not end at 30

Today is one of those days when I am so glad we are in Government. So glad that we have a leader who understands the realities of 21st century family life and who doesn’t just leave it to the girls … Continue reading

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Do you think the rich should pay their fair share of tax?

It’s probably a bit of a no brainer. Most people, except the rich, think it’s perfectly reasonable to ask those who have vast stocks of wealth to pay their fair share in tax. At a time when most people on … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg: We made a pledge, we didn’t stick to it and for that I’m sorry

Two things from the last few days: And, courtesy of Mark Pack What Have the Lib Dems Done? The heartfelt apology I’ve wanted to hear from Nick for a very long time. He needed to say it and, as apologies … 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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What have the Lib Dems done for you? A pretty picture

My Lib Dem Voice colleague Mark Pack has produced this rather lovely infographic of Liberal Democrat achievements in Government and it’s reproduced here with his permission. Some of this doesn’t work in Scotland, where you need to add in things like … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats Deliver: Green Investment Bank is Edinburgh bound

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced today that the Green Investment Bank, a key element of Liberal Democrat policy will be based in Edinburgh and London, combining the advantages of Edinburgh’s green sector and a base in the … Continue reading

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In which Mark Pack cheers me up with news of Liberal Democrat achievements

I think you should be aware, before I start that no chocolate has been sent my way as an enticement to write this article. Unfortunately. I have been a bit maudlin’ today after the passage of the Welfare Reform Bill … Continue reading

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