Archive for ed davey
Hunt very closely amongst the very oldest people in every last bungalow and care home around the country and you might just find someone who was alive when the Liberal Democrats or their predecessors last won a general election.
Here’s the new film from the Liberal Democrats: Also on YouTube.
Cabinet member and MP for Kingston Ed Davey has been on Twitter for a while at @eddaveykands. However that account’s last tweet was back in 2010. He’s now started up again with a new account – @EdwardDaveyMP. The first two tweets look promising: a mix of constituency and Lib Dem news. Let’s see what the […]
Another week, another email from Nick Clegg. Last week, having received the third email in this series once again on a Sunday, I asked: Sunday. Really? The timing of these emails doesn’t fit what I know about the email reading habits of Liberal Democrat members, which would suggest this is far from the best time […]
In the key economy debate this morning, conference has backed the party’s approach to tackling the deficit: Overwhelming majority against F23 amendment 1, which sort to change party’s policy on tackling deficit #ldconf — Mark Pack (@markpack) September 24, 2012 F23 Results: Amendment 1 rejected, Amendment 2 carried, motion as amended carried #ldconf — Lib [...]
This year, the Liberal Democrat autumn conference has one day per theme, covering jobs, education, environment and tax. Saturday is education day, with David Laws giving a keynote speech. For many party members he is more respected than trusted; recognised for his skills yet leaving people uneasy over quite what a David Laws manifesto would [...]
MP conference fringe league table 2012: Norman Baker is the new Simon Hughes, but he’s no Vince Cable
Back for its fourth year (see 2009, 2010 and 2011) is my conference fringe meeting league table, showing how many fringes each MP will be speaking at. As ever, this is based on the information from the official fringe listings in the printed conference directory. With the reshuffle, I expect a fair number of fringe organisers are reshuffling [...]
The Queen inspires more terror than George Osborne. That is the tempting conclusion to be drawn from comparing the Queen’s Speech (volume of advanced leaks: low) with the Budget (volume of advanced leaks: high). After all, Osborne can tax you but the Queen has the Tower of London… Combined, however, they tried to set the […]
From the BBC: More employees should be “in the driving seat” and own a share of the company they work for, the deputy prime minister has said. Speaking at a government summit, Nick Clegg urged a “culture shift” to help more people become their own boss. The government is to set up a new body […]
Saturday was once again the Sutton Liberal Democrats excellent summer party, complete with – of course – a raffle. But a raffle with a difference and one that has until now escaped my list of tips for a good Liberal Democrat raffle. The neat idea they had was a very simple one: write the name […]