What Lib Dem bloggers have been saying about the NHS Bill after Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

Unsurprisingly, there’s been plenty of post-conference reaction to the weekend’s events. A quick recap of what happened: on Saturday, Lib Dem conference representatives narrowly voted not to debate a motion that called for the NHS Bill to be dropped. Then on Sunday, Lib Dem conference representatives narrowly voted following a debate not to support part […]

Coalition defeats rebel Lib Dem backbench MPs’ attempt to stop the NHS Bill

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

The Coalition Government has just now defeated by 314-260 votes an attempt by five backbench Lib Dem MPs — Andrew George, John Pugh, Adrian Sanders, Greg Mulholland, and David Ward — to halt the controversial Health & Social Care Bill. Their move came in the form of an amendment to this Labour motion: That this […]

Guess the Author. (PS: the clue’s in the following 2 words, ‘Toynbee, Polly’.)

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

Polly Toynbee writing about the role of private provision in the NHS under Labour:* There is no doubt that putting some services out to tender has vastly improved certain standards over the years, broken the power of vested interests and (…)

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Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 500 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Miliband rating slips back again, to -84%, among Lib Dem members LDV asked: Do you think Ed Miliband […]