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2017 General Election Diary Day 8: Some lights in the depths of the tunnel

I achieved something today. By not watching Prime Minister’s Questions at lunchtime, I’ve successfully avoided watching it for an entire Parliament, and I really don’t feel I’ve missed out at all. Now, can I manage to do the same for BBC Question Time…

Three things I’d do if I was Tim Farron today

I’m still debating whether to follow the example of 2010 and 2015 and do a daily general election post here. Part of me feels like I should if only solidarity with the academics who about elections and have suddenly found that they’ve now…

Early morning thoughts after Richmond Park

In a year of waking up to so much bad news, today has finally brought some cheer to 2016 with the news that Sarah Olney has defeated Zac Goldsmith to become the new Liberal Democrat MP for Richmond Park. Congratulations to her and…

Richmond Park: Don’t write off working with other parties

One thing I wanted to write about after being at Lib Dem Conference in September were the fringe meetings about working with other parties. One was Caroline Lucas, Lisa Nandy and Chris Bowers, talking about their book The Alternative, while the other featured…

The Greens, Citizens Income and how journalists still don’t understand how political parties work

After it flared up into media prominence over the last week, the Telegraph today eagerly covered the news that the Green Party won’t be including Citizens Income as a policy in their General Election manifesto. However, there seems to be a problem with…

Let’s work together for a constitutional convention

One reason why getting more democracy and devolution is going to be a tough fight, illustrated in three tweets from the last few hours: It's the people who should decide what's in the Constitutional Convention, not politicians – please sign! http://t.co/wtmaw0i1y9 #indyref —…