Tag Archives: jennie rigg

Worth Reading 92: The Love Album

Where Are All the Female Bloggers: a Series of Questions that require answers – something discovered during my trawl through the blogging archives. A post by Jennie Rigg from three years ago, but still very relevant. What next for the Liberal Democrats? – An interesting perspective on the party’s situation from Irish blogger Jason O’Mahony. […]

First impressions of Ad Lib magazine

Jennie’s already beaten me to it, but I thought I’d share some thoughts on Ad Lib magazine, the party’s replacement for Liberal Democrat News, as it arrived in the post this morning. (I would advise reading Jennie’s post as well, of course – her points about the gender balance of contributors are very important) To […]

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 Pyongyang – Simon Titley discusses Liberal Democrat internal democracy on Liberator’s blog. […]

Worth Reading 81: A dandy to the power of a Bohemian

Why was turnout so abysmal in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections?? – Great post by Jennie Rigg looking at the reasons. Spoilt Ballots in the PCC Elections: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? – And following that, some data on just how many ballots were spoilt, and for what reasons. Don Jimmy Gambino OBE […]

Fearing for the future

Jennie Rigg and James Graham have both written posts recently that have touched on issues that have been concerning me. To quote Jennie: And because people are just generally pissed off with politicians, political media, and elections this feeds into the perception that there is a lack of meaningful choice – if all politicians are […]

Thoughts on internal elections

The results from the Liberal Democrat federal internal elections came out this morning, and you can see the results here (for a list of who was elected) and here (for the full voting breakdown). Various people on blogs (see Jennie and Andy, for example) and Twitter have been discussing the results and the way we […]

Signal boost: Internal party elections

I mentioned the other day about Jennie Rigg’s plan to gather questions together for candidates in the Liberal Democrats’ internal elections. Unlike when I come up with a grand plan and then neglect to follow through, Jennie’s a woman of action, and not only has she collected together a list of eleven questions for candidates […]

It’s internal election time

My, is it really two years since the last set of internal elections in the Liberal Democrats? Obviously yes, because the Lib Dem Twitterverse and blogosphere is at something-that-might-be-a-fever-or-might-be-the-result-of-sitting-too-close-to-the-radiator-pitch about it, but this time we may get more discussion of them because the rules have finally been relaxed to allow it. Given that the deadline […]

On Lib Dems and leadership

I left a comment last week on Jennie Rigg’s post about potential leaders of the Liberal Democrats that I wanted to expand on. Jennie was looking at the potential candidates for next leader of the Liberal Democrats, and one thing that comes up from her survey is that the party isn’t exactly overwhelmed with leadership […]

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 pointing out some of the flaws with this campaign, but A Dragon’s […]