Kennedy speaks out on Megrahi

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

While Nick Clegg has publicly disagreed with the SNP Scottish executive’s decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has joined David Steel in declaring his belief that the decision was the (…)

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Time to stop wasting money on "frigging ridiculous" health authorities, says Clegg

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

The Guardian big-ups Nick Clegg’s plans to cut waste in the public services, specifically by trying to rein-in hospital trusts using their monopoly position to drive up costs. The paper bills it as “one of the most radical ideas of (…)

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Clegg: Turner's bank tax is "unworkable"

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

The BBC tells us: Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has queried the “workability” of a suggested tax on banks to curb excessive bonuses. Lord Turner, head of the UK’s finance watchdog, has suggested taxing banks’ financial transactions. The Treasury has (…)

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Stephen Williams condemns Bristol Tories' attack on anti-homophobia charity

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

Pink News has the story: A Liberal Democrat MP has accused both the Tories on Bristol council and one of the city’s newspapers of misrepresenting a National Lottery grant to a gay group. The Bristol Evening Post ran a story (…)

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Nick launches 'In The Know' to save taxpayers' money

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

Nick Clegg has today launched the Lib Dems’ ‘Ask the People in the Know’ project inviting public sector workers to help identify ways in which government can cut out waste while protecting services in order to save taxpayers’ money. Anyone (…)

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Lib Dem MPs targeted by Nazi spoof websites

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

Powys’s County Times has noted the sudden spate of spoof websites linking some 90 Lib Dem MPs and candidates to the Nazis: Every Lib Dem MP in the UK has fallen foul of one political blogger, who goes under the (…)

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