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How Lib Dem members rated Chris Huhne and Ed Davey before the reshuffle

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2012

LibDemVoice is currently conducting one of our regular surveys of party members to find out views on a range of issues. One of the questions we always ask is how satisfied Lib Dems are with key figures in the party. Though the survey is still open, a couple are now out-of-date — specifically, what members’ […]

Dealing with Labour’s mess, Part 93: Lib Dems secure future of post offices

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2012

Remember the last Labour government’s record on post offices? Their numbers fell by more than 7,100, or 38%. But not any more, as a result of Lib Dem action within the Coalition — as Lib Dem Voice first reported here almost 18 months ago. This is how the Press Association reports it: The Government has […]

Cable and Alexander on union strike threats: there’s got to be pensions reform, but we want to negotiate

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2011

With trade unions threatening “sustained and indefinite” strike action if the Coalition goes ahead with its aims to reform public sector pensions in line with Labour peer Lord Hutton’s recommendations, Lib Dem cabinet ministers have been sticking to a simple message to calm the situation: there has to be reform, but we’re very hapy to […]

NEW POLL: Is the Coalition right to allow us to work beyond 65?

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2010

This was the statement issued by Lib Dem Employment Relations Minister Ed Davey this week when announcing the end of the default retirement age of 65, and give people the freedom to choose their own retirement date: With more and more people wanting to extend their working lives we should not stop them just because […]

Guardian: Labour’s involvement in illegal abduction and torture of British citizens

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2010

Today’s Guardian reports the involvement of senior Labour figures, including Tony Blair and Jack Straw, in the illegal abduction and torture of British citizens by the secret services: The true extent of the Labour government’s involvement in the illegal abduction and torture of its own citizens after the al-Qaida attacks of September 2001 has been […]

The LDV Saturday caption competition: “Ed Davey in fete worse than death” edition

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … (Credit: Mark Garnish). Here’s Ed Davey, Lib Dem Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (to give him his full title), in the stocks at a school fete last week. What […]

Lib Dem MPs split on Euro referendum?

by Stephen Tall on January 21, 2010

Almost two years ago, in the early weeks of Nick Clegg’s leadership, the Lib Dem parliamentary party managed to tie itself in knots over the question of whether to support a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. In the end three frontbenchers, David Heath, Tim Farron and Alistair Carmichael, quit after defying the party’s three-line whip […]

Daily View 2×2: 26 October 2009

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

2 Big Stories

Miliband backs Blair as EU President
Well, here’s a turn-up for the books – the man who was Tony Blair’s head of policy is now backing his former boss for the new post of President of the European Union. Who’d have thunk it? The BBC reports:

David Miliband has ruled himself out of taking a […]

Kennedy speaks out on Megrahi

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

While Nick Clegg has publicly disagreed with the SNP Scottish executive’s decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has joined David Steel in declaring his belief that the decision was the (…)

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Ed Davey on Lisbon treaty: "I've read all the key parts"

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2009

Caroline Flint, Labour’s minister of state for Europe, sparked some minor controversy earlier this week, after she admitted she had not read parts of the Lisbon treaty: “I have read some of it but not all of it,” she confessed. (…)

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