Category Archives: Nick Clegg

3 ways you can try to save #isamuaza’s life

I am reeling from the fact that a government with Liberal Democrats in it is on the brink of crossing a major humanitarian line. Not content with standing by while Isa Muaza starves himself to death in protest at his … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg is wrong on EU benefits – his words and actions don’t match up. We might save peanuts, but we lose so much more..

So, all these EU citizens from poorer countries coming here and claiming benefits. A huge problem? Actually, not so much. My Liberal Democrat Voice co-editor was bang on the money yesterday when he said: So, for all the uproar and … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg on Andrew Marr: Tories want tax cuts for the wealthy, I want to put £100 back in workers’ pockets

Nick Clegg was on Andrew Marr today talking about his wish to see the Government raise the tax threshold by a further £500, putting £100 back in people’s comments. If you agree, by the way, sign the petition here. Without … Continue reading

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Actually, Nick, there might be something in this vouchers for breastfeeding thing

Nick Clegg was asked yesterday, on his LBC phone in, what he thought about the plan to give women in deprived areas £200 in High Street shopping vouchers. This was one of these questions which he had to answer by instinct … Continue reading

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Syria: what do Liberal Democrats want?

Last night Liberal Democrat Voice brought you Nick Clegg’s view on Syria, which can be summarised as follows: if we stand idly by we set a very dangerous precedent the use of chemical weapons is a repugnant crime we will not … Continue reading

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What the hell are the Home Office playing at – and why are Liberal Democrats letting them get away with it?

So, it seems that officials from the Home Office have been showing up at tube stations in London and demanding to see proof of people’s immigration status. That would be non white people’s status, by the way. The Independent has … Continue reading

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Dancing Queen, carnations and Nick Clegg – a snippet of the Equal Marriage vigil

I had half wanted to come down to London with Anna yesterday to be outside the House of Lords when the Same Sex Marriage Bill cleared its final hurdle there.We decided against it as we’ve been away so much recently, … Continue reading

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Spend an extra hour campaigning to thank Nick for killing Snoopers’ Charter

Before I even start, I know there are many Liberal Democrats up and down the country for whom giving an extra hour to the campaign would mean having to re-write the laws of time and physics and nature. But then, … Continue reading

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Letter to the Leader: Happy Easter from a very busy Party

Dear Nick Thanks for your letter. You definitely deserve a lovely, peaceful, break with your family and I hope you all have a lovely time. It was good of you to mention the forthcoming Council elections and to recognise the … Continue reading

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Salmond propmises post independence childcare revolution weeks after turning down Rennie’s plans for nursery education

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond  gave his keynote speech to SNP Conference this afternoon. There were three things in it that struck me as a Liberal Democrat. A numbers game Apparently a “yes” vote for independence would be a vote … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Salmond, childcare, Independence Referendum, Jo Swinson, Nick Clegg, SNP, Willie Rennie | 5 Comments