Highlights from this category
- Want to improve public services? Work out how to fix my scaffolding 7 Aug
- 10 top tools for getting the most out of Twitter (2013 version) 8 Jul
- The real political battle isn’t Conservative vs Labour or Cameron vs Miliband 11 Feb
- Councillor Camp: 10 questions to see if your council gets digital 12 Jan
- Sign up for a free 10-week Campaign Masterclass 14 Dec
- Get Lib Dem campaign buttons for your website 29 Oct
- Five of the most common mistakes that Lib Dem campaigners make 23 May
- What have the Liberal Democrats achieved in government? 7 Mar
- The politics of windmills 30 Nov
- A lesson from history in tackling terrorism 25 Nov
It is rather generous of the Conservatives to talk up how a popular policy is 100% Liberal Democrat.
I've no doubt that it was well intentioned people who supported the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its provisions (in England and Wales) for people to be able to lay down instructions on what should happen if they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves.
Vicky Pryce’s Prisonomics: Behind bars in Britain's failing prisons is really two books interwoven. One is a rather dry academic text which uses a barrage of statistics to make a powerful case for female prison reform – especially because of the impact on their children of incarcerating mothers, and the frequent failures of the prison system to address the sorts of issues such as mental illness and abuse that cause so many prisoners to break the law in the first place (and then cause so many to reoffend afterwards).
Many voters do not understand how politics works. Some find the constant change, impenetrable language and many layers of political structures complicated and confusing.
Having Nick Clegg come out the best of the main party leaders in polls of the general public is rather a rarity these days. (Polls of the voters the party is targeting – those who will vote Lib Dem or are prepared to seriously consider it, a group large enough to give the party a […]
More comedy genius from Australia’s Clarke and Dawe: You can also watch this on YouTube.
New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office: You can also watch this on YouTube.
Over on Mainly Macro, economist Simon Wren-Lewis makes a good point about the need to understand the wider context and the motivation of others: [Imagine a] chicken that is fed by the farmer each morning may well have a theory that it will always be fed each morning – it becomes a ‘law’. And it […]
News from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, founded in 2010 soon after the last Haringey Council elections: Very good #TUSC meeting in Haringey on Tuesday, first batch of candidates agreed — TUSC (@TUSCoalition) November 28, 2013 I think it’s safe to say they aren’t very keen on the Liberal Democrats, but neither is the […]
Labour Haringey failed to build any new council homes for 25 years. But now Liberal Democrat work is changing that...