Posts Tagged “jo shaw”

Secret courts: another prominent Lib Dem resigns

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

On Sunday, former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate and Federal Executive member Jo Shaw — the moving force behind LibDemsAgainstSecretCourts — announced her resignation from the party while proposing the motion opposing the extension of Closed Material Procedures (CMPs, aka secret courts) that was overwhelmingly carried by members. Her resignation followed the announcement by Dinah Rose […]

++ Lib Dem conference overwhelmingly votes to oppose ‘secret courts’. Again.

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

You may be forgiven a sense of déjà vu: the Liberal Democrats have voted overwhelmingly to oppose secret courts legislation. Just as we did last September. Clegg faces blow at #LDConf as delegates vote to condemn Lib Dem MPs and peers for backing ‘secret courts’ – — AndrewSparrow (@AndrewSparrow) March 10, 2013 Here’s the […]

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 […]

Clegg skating on thin ice: serious threat to party leadership over secret courts

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2012

Over at LibDemVoice today, we’ve published an article by Jo Shaw who’s led a quite brilliant grassroots campaign against the Government’s plans to extend secret courts. In September, the party conference passed overwhelmingly a motion rejecting the controversial Part II (…)

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Jo Shaw’s reply to Nick Clegg: Thanks for your stand on civil liberties – now it’s time to oppose secret courts as well

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2012

We published yesterday Nick Clegg’s latest ‘Letter from the Leader’, focusing on the liberal stand he’s taken this past week on the internet snoopers’ charter and publicly stating his pro-reform/anti-drugs views. But one vexed issue was missing entirely — the Coalition’s proposal to introduce secret courts in the current Justice and Security Bill which has […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #15 – The Liberal Democrat Conference

by Stephen Tall on September 28, 2012

Welcome to the 15th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

John Kampfner backs the Lib Dems – your LDV reader

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2010

As LDV reported early yesterday, former New Statesman editor John Kampfner – author of the fantastic Blair’s Wars – has declared his intention to vote for the Lib Dems at the coming general election, and called on all fellow progressives who might once have voted Labour to join him.
Later in the day, the party […]