Category Archives: Mark Pack

"We have agreed to none of this". Lib Dems on Tory welfare proposals

I said earlier that I wanted senior Liberal Democrats to come out and reassure us that we were having nothing to do with these ridiculous welfare cuts that the Tories would dearly love to impose on young people and families. … 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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Forget Paxman – which Liberal Democrat Voice editor featured at Leveson yesterday?

Everybody’s talking about Jeremy Paxman’s evidence at Leveson yesterday, where he described how Piers Morgan explained to him at a lunch how to hack somebody’s phone and how people would be very stupid not to set a code. He wasn’t … 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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Ian Liddell-Grainger shames the fluffy blogosphere

Animal bloggers are not that unusual. We have the eclectic Pink Dog and the ever wise Elephant for example, who bring joy, randomness and good sense to the internet. However, Ian Liddell-Grainger, Conservative MP for Bridgewater in Somerset, allows an extremely ill-mannered … Continue reading

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If Labour can’t hold a seat in opposition, what hope is there for Miliband?

I went to bed last night not really believing rumours on Twitter that George Galloway had eased out Labour in the Bradford West by-election in a closely fought contest. I wondered allowed if this was Labour talking his chances up … Continue reading

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Is Lib Dem HQ doing secret experiments on party members?

Bear with me. I know the headline comes out in green ink, but this is seriously not as irrational a question as it might sound. I base my theory on a conversation with a friend of mine who was complaining … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes urges Lib Dem members to sign petition calling for tax cuts for lowest paid

Simon Hughes has sent out an e-mail to Liberal Democrat members asking them to sign thi petition, started by Liberal Democrat activist Tracy Connell, calling for the Government to raise the tax threshold faster along the lines suggested by the … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Fun: Inside the mind of Mark Pack……

Yesterday, the Great Chocoholic wrote a blog post about shoe grips which help you to walk on the ice – a very helpful seeing as it’s supposed to be very Wintry this weekend. But I think there’s more to it … 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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