Here are the voting figures for the four big set piece debates over nuclear weapons policy at Liberal Democrat conferences in recent years. … Read the full post »
Read below about the 2012 Liberal Democrat federal conference, which was held in Glasgow.
For more about Liberal Democrat conferences in general see Lib Dem conference: what you need to know.
That was the cast of expert characters on the panel for a meeting I chaired in Glasgow about digital government and digital public services. … Read the full post »
There is an idiosyncratic book, both eccentric and revealing, to be written one day with a title such as “Pick your seat carefully: how the choice of furniture shapes politics”. … Read the full post »
If you thought the paperwork at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow was harder to find your way round than usual, you weren’t imagining things, for an experiment was being tried. The idea was to save on paper and time by not repeating the relevant extracts from Conference Extra in each day’s Conference Daily. As … Read the full post »
Here’s what CoVi made of the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow. … Read the full post »
I’ve already written about Nick Clegg’s speech to the Lib Dem conference. Now watch it for yourself. … Read the full post »
When 444 votes were cast in the 50p top tax rate debate and 413 in the nuclear power vote at the Liberal Democrat conference, some comments were made about these appearing to be low figures compared to past conferences. However… … Read the full post »
Nick Clegg right to highlight at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow how the political commentariat was hugely negative about chances of coalition lasting in 2010 – and was wrong. … Read the full post »
Here is what I told The Guardian about Nick Clegg’s Glasgow conference speech, one which got the warmest buzz from departing conference reps that I have encountered for a long time. … Read the full post »
The grumpy look on a senior politician’s face as their party leader speaks. The off-the-cuff comment to a stranger in a lift. Sometimes it’s the little things that give an insight into the real political mood, cutting through the layers of soundbites, press officers and newspaper columnists that often swaddle politics like a tight-fitting familiar coat. … Read the full post »