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Changing to One Member One Vote in the Liberal Democrats is missing out on a bigger debate about the future of the party

Mark Pack asks Liberal Democrats what needs to be done to make One Member One Vote work. I left a brief comment there, but decided I needed to expand on that thought a little more. I’m on the record as being sceptical about…

Worth Reading 134: Offences not specifically mentioned in this chapter

It’s federal election time! – Probably only of interest to Lib Dems, but Jennie Rigg will be doing questions for federal committee candidates again, and wants your input on what to ask them. Utter scumbags – “What I cannot accept, however, is the…

A request to Lib Dem conference reps, Presidential candidates and party HQ

A lot of Lib Dems will have received an email from Tim Gordon, the Chief Executive this afternoon. In it, he asks for those of us who are conference representatives to use our power to nominate one of the four candidates for the…

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…

My Presidential manifesto

After giving the matter no consideration and not talking it over with anyone, I’ve decided to stand for Liberal Democrat Party President. My key priorities will be to reduce the party membership, not listen to any of those members who do remain and…

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…

Worth Reading 84: Linkcrime

The Problem With Liberal Democrats In Government – That sound you hear? Jennie Rigg hitting a nail perfectly on the head. Let’s end this Christmas Psalms Race – Jim Jepps has some entirely reasonable suggestions for keeping Christmas entirely within December. Welcome to…

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