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Worth Reading 168: Perfection multiplied

Tony Blair is right on Europe – Jonathan Calder makes some wise points on how a referendum on Europe would be a disaster for this country. Try, try again – Why forcing tests on children and telling them they’re failures repeatedly, isn’t good…

The LDV awards; or how no one is Leonardo DiCaprio anymore #ldconf

As I mentioned the nomination, it’s only fair to mention the result. I didn’t win Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year, which instead went to Jonathan Calder and Liberal England. That brought an end to Jonathan’s long run of being nominated for the…

How British journalism works, part 94

Via Jonathan Calder, the words of a Telegraph ‘political commentator’: For very good reasons, Britain’s political parties do not campaign on election day. This will likely confuse all of you reading this who are involved in politics, though I’m sure we’ll all be…

Worth Reading 87: Gettysburg

An open letter to the British judicial system – From a cyclist, pointing out the ridiculously small sentences handed out to motorists who’ve killed or injured cyclists. My reply to Nick Clegg’s civil liberties email today – Jo Shaw writes at Liberal Democrats…

Doubleplusgood

Via Jonathan Calder, here’s a sentence that tells us so much about how modern politics works: In particular, her decision not to rebel over the coalition decision to increase university tuition fees, despite building a political career on trying to get them scrapped,…

Why do we let the Tories define the terms of the discussion?

Jonathan Calder has a good post arguing that the Draft Communications Bill goes against the Coalition Agreement, with the implication that it should be terminated now, not be something that floats around there in the hope that Lib Dem activists can improve it.…

I don’t like predicting the future

A week or so ago, Jonathan Calder wrote that the Liberal Democrats should vote with to call for an investigation into whether Jeremy Hunt broke the ministerial code. I agreed with him, and wrote in the comments: sadly I’m sure the Parliamentary party…

2010 General Election Diary Day 28: A 23% swing from Fish to hurricanes

I should remember to never talk about the weather. Yesterday doesn’t appear to have been a blip in the generally sunny election we’ve been having, and the rain has returned. Typical Bank Holiday weather, of course, including a brief hailstorm, but really scuppers…

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