Huhne: G20 report highlights inadequate police strategies

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

No sooner had LDV reported this morning on the continuing questiuons over police tactics at last year’s Kingsnorth climate camp than Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary’s (HMIC) report on the G20 protests was published showing that police crowd control tactics (…)

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Clegg on families: Tories want to "turn back the clock", Labour "minimise importance of couples in family life"

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Later this afternoon Nick Clegg will deliver the third annual Relate Institute lecture, warning about the impact the recession is having on families and relationships, and stressing the important role relationships and commitment play in our society. He will also (…)

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Philip Hammond and the 'Bonfire of the Quangos'

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

The Tories’ shadow chief secretary to the treasury Philip Hammond has been talent-spotted in the recent past both by ConservativeHome.com and by PoliticalBetting.com’s Mike Smithson. So I rather suspect he will try and forget as quickly as possible his disastrous (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 7 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

2 3 Big Stories US and Russia agree nuclear cuts The BBC reports: US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have reached an outline agreement to cut back their nations’ stockpiles of nuclear weapons. The “joint understanding” signed (…)

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Simon Hughes challenges Home Secretary over McKinnon extradition

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Yesterday’s LDV highlighted an article by Lib Dem peer Lord (Alex) Carlile, urging that alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon not be extradited to the USA to face charges – it is feared Mr McKinnon’s health could significantly deteriorate as a (…)

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Lib Dems press on Kingsnorth climate camp policing

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Lib Dem Voice has covered before the allegations of that the policing at the climate camp at Kingsnorth in August 2008 was unacceptable – click here for the archive. Lib Dem MPs are continuing to press the Home Office to (…)

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