Category Archives: Olly Grender

Book Review: The Cruel Victory: The French Resistance, D-Day and the Battle for Vercors 1944 by Paddy Ashdown

It is not like me to read books about wars and battles, but after being so moved and angered by Paddy Ashdown’s excellent portrayal of the inaugural mission of the Special Boat Service, A Brilliant Little Operation, I knew that I had … Continue reading

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The team that rocks – the yellow bit of Downing Street is about to get a whole load better

After a very upbeat week at Liberal Democrat conference, I am delighted to hear news that two very sensible appointments have been made to augment the Liberal Democrat team within Downing Street. The first was actually announced about 10 days … Continue reading

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>Daily Mail Fail of the Day – on Nick Clegg and "Lazygate"

>Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen the Torygraph and then the Fail try to establish in our minds that our Deputy Prime Minister is in some way workshy because of a leaked note which revealed that his ministerial … Continue reading

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>Olly Grender is now writing for the New Statesman

>I have been thrilled to bits in recent months to see Olly Grender, who was the Party’s Communications Director when we made our big leap forward in 1997, doing the rounds of various media talking an awful lot of sense. … Continue reading

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>Advice from Beyond the Bubble: MPs, please forget this abstention nonsense

>Deep in the Westminster Bubble, I can imagine that there is a place where trying to get all the Liberal Democrat MPs voting the same way on the landmark tuition fees votes next week sounds quite sensible. Can I suggest … Continue reading

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