Back from conference, my highlight was Liberal Reform’s fringe with Jeremy Browne (and other people too) about what party liberals should be in? (Inspired, presumably, by Nick Boles’ speech about a ‘National Liberal Party’).
Today is the big day – the vote on the Second Reading of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. So like a good dutiful citizen, I emailed my local MP, James Arbuthnot, about Equal Marriage. I got the following reply: What utterly depresses me is the sheer arrogance – or maybe political calculation – that […]
Today, David Laws has been announced as chairing the Lib Dem Manifesto Chairing Group. This is positive news. You can view all the members of the Working Group here Overall, I’m quite happy with the membership – although as Jennie Rigg notes too male & pale – but would be nice to see some who aren’t […]
The US election is nearly done. Obama reelected. More women elected to the senate & the first open gay female senator elected. Stupid republicans who made even stupider rape comments defeated. Marijuana legalised in Colorado & marriage equality brought to more. So what should we learn from the US election? 1) Do not dispute the […]
Well, after the recent success of #clegginar, spawned from this blog, I have had another brilliant idea. In a couple of years, we’re going to be fighting one of the toughest elections ever. Defending our record in the Coalition and so on. We’ll need a campaign that is as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Our recent […]
This week, I have been attending NUS’ National Conference in Sheffield, on Liberal Youth’s behalf. There is, as I’m sure you’ll be aware, a lot of bad blood between the Liberal Democrats and the NUS. After some MPs breaking that pledge, strangely enough the NUS weren’t too happy with us. It has, however, given people […]
I’m glad to announce my candidacy for Liberal Youth Vice Chair. Firstly, I want to talk about what I have achieved over the last year working on the Liberal Youth Executive. As England Convenor, I’ve revived Liberal Youth England (LYE) by writing its constitution from scratch. It’s not perfect, but it was a starting point […]