Posts Tagged “2013 brighton spring conference”

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Keep winning!”

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

Nick Clegg keeps it brief in his weekly email despatch to members and supporters (which, kudos to Lib Dem HQ, pinged into my inbox at the precise moment Nick’s conference speech finished) — building on the party’s victory at Eastleigh, he urges party members to “Tell our side of the story and keep winning.” I’ve […]

That Was The Day That Was – your essential Lib Dem conference round-up

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

Here’s a few highlights from the second day’s action at Brighton… (You can catch up on my round-up of the first day-and-a-bit here.) Let’s start with the positive… First, if you haven’t yet, do read the Independent’s editorial today (I suspect someone in Nick Clegg’s office will have it framed for him): The Lib Dems […]

“On message. In volume. Over time.” That’s the real text of Nick Clegg’s speech today

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

It took 3,000+ words and Nick Clegg 30 minutes to deliver them — but there was only one message he wanted to be heard in his leader’s speech today: Only the Liberal Democrats can deliver a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life. That’s the core message, one that’s […]

Jo Shaw quits Lib Dems in protest at leadership’s pro-secret courts position

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Jo Shaw dramatically announced her resignation from the party as she moved this morning’s emergency motion calling on our MPs to stick by the party’s policy of opposing ‘secret courts’. You can read Jo’s full statement at the foot of this post. It was Jo’s speech at the party’s autumn conference […]

That Was The Day That Was – your essential Lib Dem conference round-up

by Stephen Tall on March 9, 2013

Here’s a few highlights from the first day-and-a-bit’s action at Brighton… Secret courts rouse conference passions – on both sides It’s no secret that many Lib Dem members are angry with the vast majority of Lib Dem MPs for their decision to over-ride the vote of the party conference last September and approve legislation extending […]

Lib Dem conference to vote on whether it can ‘no-con’ the party leader

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2013

9.30 am on Saturday morning may not be a prime-time slot, but on 9th March there will be more than usual interest in a constitutional amendment tabled to the Lib Dem spring conference. Why? Because the amendment will make it possible for the Lib Dem federal conference to pass a vote of no confidence in […]