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Caron Lindsay
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Scottish Liberal Democrat activist and blogger, mum, F1 and trashy tv fan.
Scottish Liberal Democrat activist and blogger, mum, F1 and trashy tv fan.

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Ruling out a currency union. Locking the horse inside the stable?
This post first appeared on Liberal Democrat Voice The currency in an independent Scotland has been the subject of much frenetic debate in recent months. The Scottish Government's  White Paper on independence  is clear that their preferred option is to cont...

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The three dimensions to Alistair Carmichael's speech: a positive vision of the UK, incoherent nationalist ideas and future powers
This article first appeared on Liberal Democrat Voice Alistair Carmichael's keynote speech and subsequent question and answer session in Stirling today touched three different dimensions of the constitutional debate, the last of which should cheer any Liber...

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Rennard: How is the party going to get through this?
I've had a post in drafts for the last 3 days about the fallout from Alistair Webster's statement  but my heart has been so heavy that it's only now I feel able to complete it. I have to thank Lord Carlile of Berriew for his help in that regard. His stateme...

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In Full: Alistair Carmichael's New Year Speech - A positive vision of UK's achievements to contrast with the incoherent nationalist position
This is very long, but I thought it was worth posting in full. My analysis is here on Liberal Democrat Voice.  You can never really get the full flavour of a 14 page speech into a blog post. It's not always worth reading the whole thing, but this is well wr...

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Review: Peter Pan, Edinburgh. Or, Allan Stewart makes my life
It's been our tradition in recent years to go to the Pantomime at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh, which always stars comedians Allan Stewart and Andy Gray and Grant Stott from Radio Forth. Usually I book the tickets at the last moment and get a seat up in ...

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A polite request to all Scottish male politicians and political commentators
Scotland may be involved in a long and often bad-tempered referendum campaign, but there are still some issues that unite people across the political divide. You can guarantee that at least once a fortnight, I'll complain on Twitter about yet another panel ...

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Willie Rennie: "In 20 years, they'll be glad they had nursery education at an early stage because it might just change their life chances"
There were extraordinary scenes in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon. First of all, the Scottish Liberal Democrats didn't even vote for their amendment, and nor did anyone else. They didn't have to, because the Scottish Government had taken a big step ...
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