Category Archives: Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Secret Courts fight to continue at Scottish Conference

Last Sunday, I spoke in the debate against secret courts at Federal Conference in Brighton. This Friday, I’ll be proposing a motion against this highly illiberal and unfair measure at Scottish Conference in Dundee. I am not going to post … Continue reading

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A sneak peek at a Scottish Lib Dem conference agenda full of controversy

The Agenda for this year’s Scottish Conference will be sent to members tomorrow but I’ve had a bit of a sneak peek. I’d better not give you the full list of timings and the like because Scottish Conference Convener Sheila … Continue reading

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Secret Courts motion submitted to Scottish Conference

I was flying a bit by the seat of my pants, giving myself just two days to gather signatures for a motion on secret courts to Scottish Conference, especially when most of that time was spent in London at my … Continue reading

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Will you support motion on secret courts to Scottish Conference?

Nothing like doing things at the last minute to get the adrenaline flowing. As you may have been aware, I’ve been fairly vociferously opposed to the Coalition’s plans to legislate for secret courts. As Liberty says: Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke … Continue reading

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The #hardesthit fringe at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

The Liberal Democrats have done a lot of good in this coalition government, from ending child detention, to cutting income taxes for low paid workers to ensuring fair pension increases every year with Steve Webb’s triple lock, to giving extra … Continue reading

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In full: Michael Moore’s speech in full to Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference

Good speech from Mike on Saturday – a bit more fire towards the SNP than we normally get from him, which I liked. Also lots of positive reasons to stay in the Union and a “watch out, the Electoral Commission’s … Continue reading

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference according to Twitter

I’ve done a quick Storify of tweets from Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference – it has lots of pictures and lots of points of view of the day. There’s tweets from the keynote speeches, the fringe and the general atmosphere. Oh, … Continue reading

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Upbeat Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference braves nationalist abuse

Friday night was not good. I sat down to watch a little television and all of a sudden felt very ill. Seriously, I couldn’t even drink a glass of wine. I wondered how on earth I was going to cope … Continue reading

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Childcare, Home Rule and Hardest Hit – my most anticipated events at Scottish Liberal Democrat conference

Tomorrow we Scottish Liberal Democrats hold our Autumn Conference. We’re going back to the Vine Venue in Dunfermline and have a really busy agenda. For me, the debate I’m most looking forward to is the one on affordable childcare, calling … Continue reading

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Indian Dance to Speed Mentoring to Barnstorming Speeches – Caron’s top ten highlights of Scottish Conference.

Scottish Liberal Democrats met in Inverness last weekend for a lively 3 day Conference. Here are my top ten highlights. Leader Willie Rennie’s first ever Spring Conference speech, delivered with sincerity and passion. He implored the First Minister to make as much … Continue reading

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