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The Pavlovian response "But what about the menz?"
Owen Jones has written a reasonable article about domestic violence . I'm not completely in line with his politics, however the facts he quotes are correct, and it's definitely important comment about an issue affecting women. But it's distinctly annoying t...
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Nick Clegg is a real Lib Dem, he loves campaigning.....
Having been to Spring Conference, I was interested to see that a new spring seems to be in Nick Clegg's step, ever since he successfully challenged Nigel Farage to sign up to a debate on Europe. I also feel quite positively about this myself, proving that o...
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Sorry, I misread that first time - thought you'd typed 'complaining'... :)

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This generation is getting better at marriage ... well timed for me!
I read this lovely piece this morning about marriage  - This Generation Has Learned from it's Parent's Mistakes"  and agree with a lot of it. Added to this, it's a personal frustration that I've been told forcibly before (or "oppressed" ;)) that marriage is...
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Callousness
Though I'm thinking of taking this blog in another direction away from emotions in politics, I wanted comment today because of the Francois Hollande "scandal" - although it's not a scandal in France because mistresses are tolerated there. I am interested in...
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Harville Hendrix may be a liberal....
I've got a lot of time for Harville Hendrix . He's a marital counsellor, and I've discovered him through Psychology Today , Slate.com and other areas of the internet. In an nutshell, for those that aren't familar with him, he argues that if we can see the o...
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Why doesn't Mother's (and Father's) Day raise the same hackles Valentine's Day does?
I was struck today by the fact Mother's Day is getting more and more commercialised. Having already done present and card (and scheduled a visit, even if it's not on the day!), I was struck by how much MORE I am encouraged to spend by all outlets. My email ...
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It does with my Mum...

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Let’s Move to OMOV
Following on from Sue Doughty’s excellent invitation to the consultation
session on OMOV for our party’s important committees, I’d like to
give my perspective as a young(er) member on why I will be supporting this move
at conference this weekend. Sometimes ...
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Vulnerability
Despite the date I'm not going to blog about Valentine's Day today or try and link it to my post! Today I want to talk about vulnerability. Davina McCall has impressed many this week with her determination to push on through her Sport Relief challenge of a ...
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Excellent post Louise - thanks for sharing :)

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2013 Review
Personally the odd years seem to be going the best for me so far.... I am now engaged! Also  managed to move house and go on holiday twice - to Barbados and Cyprus! Outside the personal tho: What did I enjoy this year? Website of the year - The Atlantic - a...
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Harville Hendrix may be a liberal....
I've got a lot of time for Harville Hendrix . He's a marital counsellor, and I've discovered him through Psychology Today , Slate.com and other areas of the internet. In an nutshell, for those that aren't familar with him, he argues that if we can see the o...
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Netflix
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Netflix es el servicio líder mundial de suscripción para ver películas y series en tu teléfono. Esta aplicación móvil de Netflix está diseña

How should the Liberal Democrats deal with everyday sexism?
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Today’s Daily Mail has an article making various allegations of sexist attitudes towards women within the Liberal Democrats. They’ve been ru

#BannedList Highlighter
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Highlight #BannedList phrases on every page you read.

Correcting some nonsense in the porn debate
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My own opinion is, though it's not my thing, it clearly is to a lot of people. Therefore I tolerate it - as this is more about taste than an

The Weight Loss Slog
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Dieting drives all of us mad and it is frustrating

The Ying and Yang of the Question Grid
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I have been a fan of @JOHNSAYERS question grid for sometime. Not only is it making me phrase my questions in lessons much better, it is enab

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Eastleigh by-election: Tories 'trying to hide candidate' Maria Hutchings...
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The Conservatives have been accused of trying to "hide away" their outspoken candidate in the Eastleigh by-election, after it emerged she wi

Tougher privacy rules prompted Google Reader shutdown, sources say
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Not worth supporting Reader against possible privacy complaints, sources suggest

Saturday Forum: The Harm Principle
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From On Liberty by JS Mill The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of

The curious incident of the books on the Kindle - Spectator BlogsThe cur...
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If you had a pile of 300 books in your house waiting to be read, what would you do? Would you go out and buy any more books? I doubt…

Savers across Europe will look on in horror at the Troika's raid on Cyprus
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It's now become clear: the threat to European savers and banks isn't anti-austerity parties but the Troika

Serious Fraud Office investigates HP's Autonomy acquisition
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Mike Lynch claimed earlier this month that he had heard 'absolutely nothing' from SFO

How the Coalition neutered Ed Balls' mansion tax vote - Spectator BlogsH...
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The mansion tax - sorry, 'tax fairness' - debate is still rumbling on in the Commons, and Labour are trying to score as many political point

Opinion: Cable’s New Statesman article presents a classic Liberal Democr...
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The reason Vince Cable stood so far above his Labour and Tory counterparts during the financial crisis was his unique combination of economi

Chris Huhne has lost his family, his name and his freedom. What more do ...
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The headline of this blog alone will summon the Twitter swarm to the comment thread. You politicians are all the same! You all stick togethe

Snappy comebacks to stupid questions: the eternal undeath of the credit-...
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How to respond when the prime minister says something simplistic and wrong.

Hugo Chavez, Ken Livingstone and me – Telegraph Blogs
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If an ability to make the trains run on time is the litmus test for a modern dictator, Hugo Chavez – who succumbed to cancer yesterday – was

'People need to be paid for their personal data' says Jaron Lavier
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Web companies fixate too much on being 'market optimisers' and not enough on future financial models, says Microsoft 'scholar at large'

Cameron is right: the common ground is not the centre ground
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Outside the Westminster wrestling ring and town hall terrains, there is no left-wing or right-wing.