BBC Question Time (10/12/08): open thread

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

Lembit Opik, the Daily Sport’s new political columnist – and Lib Dem MP for Montgomeryshire – is the party’s representative on tonight’s BBC Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT). Lembit will be appearing alongside Labour’s Schools Minister Jim (…)

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Michael Brown: Electoral Commission resumes investigation into Lib Dem donations

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

As disclosed by Sir Peter Viggers MP (Con., Gosport), who represents the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission: The Electoral Commission informs me that following the recent conclusion of criminal proceedings against Mr. Michael Brown, it has now resumed its (…)

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CommentIsLinked@LDV: Nick Clegg – 'Freedom is taking a battering under kneejerk New Labour'

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

Over at The Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog yesterday, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg wrote about Jack Straw’s attack on the Human Rights Act. (An issue which has also today provoked the ire of Lib Dem peer Lord Lester). Read (…)

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Davey: Iraq war inquiry needed now

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

Lib Dem shadow foreign secretary Ed Davey has renewed the party’s call for an immediate public inquiry into British involvement in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and the role played by UK troops in Iraq since 2003. Ed put the (…)

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Lord Lester lambasts Labour on human rights

by Stephen Tall on December 11, 2008

A month after Lord (Anthony) Lester quit his role as unpaid adviser to Gordon Brown on constitutional affairs, he’s broken his silence on the reasons for his resignation. In fact, ‘broken his silence’ doesn’t really do justice to his excoriation (…)

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