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Radio 4 Women's Hour - Female PPCs in the Liberal Democrats
I've just been listening to our President Elect Sal Brinton and two of our best female PPCs - Lisa Smart in my Parliamentary constituency of Hazel Grove, and Layla Moran of Oxford West & Abingdon on Radio 4 Women's Hour. You can listen to the episode here  ...
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One thing that interests me about Rochester & Strood by-election....... & one thing that doesn't.
I find White Van Dan interesting as he is the kind of swing voter I come across in my private life - at parties and just talking to people. I often find on the doorstep, the type of people I meet (and who want to talk) do tend to have explicit reasons why t...
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My answers to Jennie Riggs questions for Federal Executive candidates......
Jennie Rigg does an admirable service for members (that are conference reps) wishing to know more about the candidates they are voting for for Federal Committees.  She's asked the candidates for Federal Executives some pertinent questions. The link to her p...
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The Psychology of the "Morality of Fiscal Constraint"
I've recently become fascinated by why morals get applied to situations where, to me, it seems they really aren't needed.  Take fiscal constraint for instance.  Through Mike Bird ( @birdyword on Twitter) I read this article about Nominal GDP targeting . Som...
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Being Half Scottish
As the political world whips itself into a fury and many journalists find their way to Glasgow and Edinburgh, I've been noticing how my own thoughts turn as it looks more likely, or less likely that Scotland will vote for independence. Personally I do belie...
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Where We Work We Win....
I don't like shibboleths. I don't like this particular shibboleth of the Liberal Democrat party "Where We Work We Win". I understand that we need to motivate our support to come and campaign for us. I don't think generalisations are the way forward - both b...
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In defence of ..... reasonable feminism #notallfeminists
I read with interest Sam Bowman on Motte & Bailey arguments - essentially the action of advancing a reasonable point that nobody would really disagree with and using it to justfiy a more extreme point. I would like to apply the opposite of this to some peop...
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An answer for everything and a solution for nothing?
I've been reflecting on some recent decisions within the Liberal Democrats internal procedures and trying to unpick them from a perspective of "how did we end up here?" Take the Regional Parties Committee decision on disciplinary matters. Putting aside whet...
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I'm standing for Federal Executive.... on a platform about One Member One Vote (OMOV)
I'm standing for Federal Executive as I want to improve the representation in policy debates and for committees in our party. As I've blogged about before , it can be a confusing and difficult process for a new member (or not-so-new member!)  to get selecte...
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Replying to SLF blog on OMOV
The Social Liberal forum website has published this  http://socialliberal.net/2014/09/17/conference-voting-reps-and-omov/ I'd like to reply as someone that's been involved in the process. I've also submitted this as a comment but it's awaiting moderation an...
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Nick Barlow talks about OMOV, and I respond....
The most cogent criticism of the OMOV proposals comes from people who don't accuse the team and I of being "leadership stooges" or that we are aiming to attack any wing of the party.  One such person is Nick Barlow who has written this piece  - I also asked...
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There are some things wrong with sexist and misogynist utterances... here's two.....
James Delingpole, from his reactionary "libertarian", yet curiously conservative pulpit, has pronounced that There Is Nothing Wrong With Wanting To Punch Yasmin Alibhai-Brown In The Throat The first is it's ludicrously disproportionate to respond to anyone'...
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