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This year, the Liberal Democrat autumn conference has one day per theme, covering jobs, education, environment and tax. Monday is jobs, with policy motions on creating jobs and policy papers on both sustainable prosperity and also on mutuals, employee ownership and workplace democracy. The first of these (F23) may generate some lively debate around an amendment that [...]
Today’s Independent has a good round-up of what various Liberal Democrats are saying in response to that apology, including: Crucially for Mr Clegg, the MP Greg Mulholland, one of the most fierce Liberal Democrat critics of the fees about-turn, welcomed his apology. He said: “This took courage and I hope people give him credit for […]
Vince Cable in robust form in the Evening Standard.
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 [...]
So wrote the Evening Standard’s Andrew Hilton this week: He is bored with Britain having the talent, the inventors and the innovators, but then thinking it is virtuous to leave them to fend for themselves with no support so that too few of them become business gold medallists… He identified the essentials for success — […]
Via the Financial Times: Nick Clegg and Vince Cable are leading a push to reopen talks on UK banking reforms in a move that could stoke coalition tensions. The Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister and business secretary want to re-examine whether banks’ retail operations should be allowed to market complex derivative products. The FT has […]
One of the best speeches given by a Liberal Democrat Cabinet Member in the last year was Danny Alexander’s to the GMB conference. It was not only a good speech, it went down well with a tough audience that disagrees strongly with many things the government is doing. As I wrote at the time: There [...]
From last night’s Newsnight...
Tomorrow’s Mirror front page:
Story one. Dear politician, do you think people should knowingly assist others in breaking the law? What, you say ‘no they shouldn’t'? Hold the front page, I’ve got a scoop! Story two. Dear politician, might you want to lead your party one day? What, you might!? Hold the front page again. This is an amazing [...]