LDVideo at Conference: Lib Dem activists speak out against NHS Bill

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

If you missed out on today’s key NHS debate at the Lib Dems’ spring conference, this BBC video featuring clips from a handful of the speakers who oppose the Coalition’s NHS reforms gives you a flavour. You can also catch up with what happened via Mark Pack’s live-blog of the debate here, and my round-up […]

In other news… Vince, Telegraph inaccuracy, Lembit, Eastleigh, Boundary Commission, site news

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Vince Cable on that leaked letter to No. 10 (and other matters (The Guardian) “We’re no longer arguing about fiscal policy – monetary policy’s now taking on most of the heavy lifting anyway,” he says as he notes […]

Round-up of initial reactions to the Lib Dem conference NHS Bill vote

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

There’s been no shortage of reaction to the vote by the Lib Dem conference this morning to vote by 317-270 to approve an amendment which implicitly calls on the party leadership to drop its support for the NHS Bill. I say “implicitly” because the motion as passed — pasted at the foot of this post […]

LDVideo Conference Special: the views of Nick Clegg, party members & Simon Hughes

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2012

If you’re missing out on the thrills and spills of the Lib Dems’ spring conference in NewcastleGateshead, hopefully these videos will offer you some flavour of proceedings… Nick Clegg to tell Lib Dems: Stop lamenting, start celebrating The BBC’s summary of the party conference Simon Hughes: the Lib Dems have created a fairer Britain than […]