Posts Tagged “chris davies”

CentreForum Liberal Heroes of the Week #49: Frédérique Ries, Rebecca Taylor and Chris Davies

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Frédérique Ries, Rebecca Taylor and Chris Davies MEPs within the ALDE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe) group Reason: for stopping the European Commission’s proposal that electronic cigarettes should be treated […]

Chris Davies wades into Ukip foster care row. Why?

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2013

A couple of months ago you may recall a big row when it was alleged three eastern European children were removed from their foster parents by Rotherham council because the couple were members of Ukip. Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies certainly recalls it. And on Monday he made a one-minute speech in the European Parliament […]

Who Lib Dem members think are the most effective non-MPs at promoting the party

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Oakeshott, Ashdown and Pack top your list LDV asked: Which prominent Lib Dems who are NOT […]

The Saturday Debate: Time for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

Here’s your starter for ten as we continue our Saturday slot posing a view for debate: Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies has recently written to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg renewing his call for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan: It is very difficult to justify our continued engagement when the reasons for it […]

The Saturday Debate: The last thing we need is politicians who emote

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2010

After an extended election break, we’re reviving our Saturday slot posing a view for debate: The election campaign of 2010 will, above all, be remembered for the transformative effect of the television debates, and the breakthrough of Nick Clegg. They were, in the main, substantive discussions in which real policies – and real political differences […]

Lib Dem Chris Davies sticks up for Ukip's EU whistleblower

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2009

The Telegraph reports: Marta Andreason, the former Brussels whistle blower sacked by Lord Kinnock, has been blocked from taking a senior position at the European Parliament by MEPs fearful of future ‘scandal’. Mrs Andreasen was blocked by Christian Democrat and (…)

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NEW POLL: what’s your view on nuclear power?

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2009

Yesterday the Government released a list of 11 sites in England and Wales where new nuclear power stations could be built, with the aim of having the first reactors operational within a decade. The Lib Dems’ shadow energy and climate (…)

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