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A tale of two conferences and cricket championships #ldconf

One of my abiding memories of the Liberal Democrat special conference that approved the coalition deal was the journey back from it. My phone had only a small amount of charge left and I was desperately trying to eke it out as I…

One Member, One Vote: Now Conference has voted, what about the rest of us? #ldconf

As I said before, I couldn’t make it to Liberal Democrat Conference this year, but thanks to BBC Parliament I’ve been able to watch the debates so far, and thanks to Twitter I’ve been able to have some contribution into ongoing debates and…

One Member One Vote: Why Liberal Democrat Conference shouldn’t just nod it through #ldconf

I won’t be at Conference this year (in short: didn’t know if I’d have the time, then when it looked like I did have the time, costs had gone up so much I didn’t have the money) so my contribution will be the…

One member, one vote is not a magic wand

Let’s say you want to see the House of Lords replaced by an elected chamber. ‘Great!’ Someone tells you. ‘Then you’ll love my plan! I want the upper house to consist of three hundred senators, each one elected from a single constituency at…

Does Clegg want to dissolve his membership and elect another?

A bit of Brecht for a Tuesday. After the uprising of the 17th of June The Secretary of the Writers’ Union Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back…

Worth Reading 64: Troughton to the power of Colin Baker

Another gathering of things people have said better than me: I Hate It When Politicians Talk About “Hard-Working Families” – Jennie Rigg points out the flaws in a bit of politician-speak. Democracy 2015 – The Independent’s new campaign – I was thinking of…

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, nothing to worry yourself over, citizen, so move on and don’t make a fuss

Yesterday, I learnt something I didn’t know before about British politics – the police claim the right to pre-emptively veto people attending the conferences of political parties. I probably wasn’t go to go to Liberal Democrat Conference this year, as various other commitments…

The gathering

Anyone else going to the East of England Lib Dem Regional Conference tomorrow? There’s not really time for a full bloggers/tweeters meet-up, but if anyone fancies meeting up at the lunch break for a quick ‘so that’s what you look like in the…

An only slightly hypocritical post

I was reading Charlotte Gore’s debut on Comment is Free and, once I’d managed to dismiss the image of Alan Rusbridger as a mad scientist cackling evilly that the process of Toynbeeization had begun, this section caught my eye: While libertarians, classical liberals…

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