Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #189

by Stephen Tall on October 3, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 189th 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 (26th September — 2nd October, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you […]

Ken Clarke: the sixth Lib Dem cabinet minister

by Stephen Tall on October 3, 2010

Part of the Coalition deal was that the Lib Dems secured five cabinet posts, a number in proportion to the party’s number of MPs. But there was another appointment which can be counted a success of the Coalition from the Lib Dem perspective: the appointment of Ken Clarke as secretary of state for justice. It’s […]

Clegg’s role in IDS’s welfare reform plans

by Stephen Tall on October 3, 2010

Mark Pack blogged here on LDV this morning of Promising news on welfare spending as major reforms set for go-ahead, and noted that “Steve Webb’s backing for the policies is a promising sign”. Also crucial, it seems, was Nick Clegg’s role, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Iain Martin: I revealed in the summer that […]