Category Archives: Liberal Democrat Conference

BBC’s story on immigration billboards misses the point

Like many Liberal Democrats – actually make that virtually all Liberal Democrats who have commented – I am absolutely fuming about the Government’s plans, announced by immigration minister Mark Harper, to send billboards around 6 London boroughs with a message … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Day of Destiny clashes with Liberal Democrat Conference

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced today that the Independence Referendum would be held on 18th September 2014.  Three and a half years of preparation and campaigning will come to an end and Scotland will decide whether its future lies within the … Continue reading

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Where now on secret courts? #no2secretcourts

Just before Christmas Jo Shaw wrote an update on the Lib Dems against Secret Courts campaign on Lib Dem Voice. For me, the most remarkable thing was that Nick Clegg had refused to meet those running the campaign.  I really don’t … Continue reading

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Have you signed the Liberal Democrats against secret courts petition?

Jo Shaw and I may currently be competitors in the  elections for the Federal Executive, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take time out of my day to back her continuing campaign against secret courts. Her motion against the Government’s … Continue reading

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Conference: the good, the bad and the ugly

Now that I’ve had some sleep and recovered from the fun of Federal Conference in Brighton, I thought I’d share with you some of the highs and lows of a thoroughly enjoyable five days. The Good When Shami beat Paddy:  You … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg’s speech in full #ldconf

Analysis later but for now, here’s Nick’s speech in full. This summer, as we cheered our athletes to gold after gold after gold, Britain remembered how it feels to win again. But more importantly, we remembered what it takes to … Continue reading

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Willie Rennie tells Liberal Democrats: Liberal values need to be at forefront of independence debate

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie gave his keynote address to the Brighton Liberal Democrat Conference this morning. Seeing him speak after  MIke Moore, you can see how their vastly different styles complement each other.  Mike is statesmanlike and reasonable,Willie … Continue reading

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Mike Moore tells Liberal Democrat Conference: UK family is stronger together

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland  gave a keynote address to the Liberal Democrat Conference today. It was every bit as measured and reasonable as you might expect from him. It’s good to see that there’s been progress to … Continue reading

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The case to allow medically assisted dying

There is nothing worse than watching someone you love suffer, knowing that there is not a single thing you can do to alleviate their pain. If you know that their pain or distress is part of the process of dying, … Continue reading

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Caron’s (updated) guide to the craziness of Conference

Cross-posted from Liberal Democrat Voice Last year was the first time I’d been to a Federal Conference in 13 years. I thoroughly enjoyed every exhausting moment. Conference is the best fun you will ever have, but if you’re new, it … Continue reading

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