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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…

Worth Reading 67: Baseball in Montreal

Take a number – Outside magazine reports on some of the deaths to have occurred amongst people climbing Everest this year. (via) Policing The Land – in honour of #ldconf – Sarah Brown rewrites The Land to make it fit the brave new…

Worth Reading 42: Where Chris Chibnall rules

Warning: contains a double dose of tactical nuclear bastard. The 24 types of Libertarian – Cut out and use as a game of bingo in certain comments threads. (via) Liberal – but not so democratic in the Lords – James Graham looks at…

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…

This, apparently, is how reporting is done nowadays

I’ve been mentioned in the Daily Mirror. Sadly, not for any great achievement on my part, or coming out with some great opinion that needed to be heard by the people, but because they can’t be bothered to report a story properly. I…

Special Conference #ldconf

My first Special Conference in almost fifteen years – the last one was an NUS one in Derby about tuition fees and free education in 1996 – and what promises to be an interesting afternoon. Still haven’t written my king-promised post about the…

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