In the next month 39 seats will short-list their wannabe Lib Dem MPs

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s the full list of selection contests in the coming month available for Lib Dems on the approved parliamentary candidates’ list, together with the closing date for applications. They include Watford, on paper the 6th most winnable Tory seat for the Lib Dems, needing a swing of just 1.39%, as well as Redcar, where incumbent […]

Quote of the Week: Lauren Bacall – “I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it.”

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s Lauren Bacall, who died this week, aged 89, being interviewed by Larry King in 2005: KING: “Wait a minute. Are you a liberal?” BACALL: “I’m a liberal. The “L” word!” KING: “Egads!” BACALL: … I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone […]

Quote of the Week: Lauren Bacall – “I’m total, total, total liberal and proud of it.”

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Here’s Lauren Bacall, who died this week, aged 89, being interviewed by Larry King in 2005: KING: “Wait a minute. Are you a liberal?” BACALL: “I’m a liberal. The “L” word!” KING: “Egads!” BACALL: … I love it. Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone […]

Jo Swinson launches “Scotland should stay!” petition

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2014

Jo Swinson, Lib Dem MP for East Dunbartonshire, is inviting those who “think Scotland should be [sic] stay part of the United Kingdom” to sign a petition saying so ahead of the independence referendum on 18th September. Here’s the text of the email circulated to party members last night: In just over a month my […]