Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #179

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 179th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (18th – 24th July, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

Mark Pack on election cost rules: “important that the rules are robust and that the rules are properly enforced”

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2010

LDV Co-Editor Mark Pack – who has written here and here about the Channel 4 News reports of MPs allegedly stretching their election exenses – has been interviewed by the channel about the complex rules. You can watch one clip here: (Also available here). There’s a transcript of the interview – and a further four […]

LDV Sunday caption competition: “Jeremy Browne passes the hat” edition

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … (Credit: UK in Indonesia, hat-tip Andrea Gill). Here’s Jeremy Browne, Taunton Deane Lib Dem MP and Minister of State at the Foreign Office, marking the launch of the Indonesian Embassy’s new hybrid car “Prius” at the […]

Tory MP Rory Stewart labels his constituents “primitives”

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2010

The Cumbrian News and Star reports on rising star Tory MP Rory Stewart’s fulsome apology following some bizarrely gauche comments about his constiutuency to a journalist, including the remark: “Some areas around here are pretty primitive, people holding up their trousers with bits of twine and that sort of thing.” His local paper says that […]