My tweets

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Thu 12th Dec 19 - 11:00

Wed, 12:22: Thread. Wed, 15:37: RT @JonnElledge: A senior Tory source tells me that, outside the liberal metropolitan bubble, the people of Britain hide in fridges all the... Wed, 16:38: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Visual Explainer via @crisisgroup Wed, 18:15: April 2004 books Wed, 18:36: RT @nwbrux: Azerbaijan releases election results... before the polls even open Oops. Thu, 09:01: Vote for Froglet It's time to revisit the Clangers' commentary on the 1974 election. (NB... Thu, 09:59: RT @jmlw1: Good antidote today... Thu, 10:00: RT @waddo100: What a brilliant way to start Election Day. ... (more)

Support Daniel today!

Posted by Bailie Fraser Macpherson on Cllr Fraser Macpherson - LibDem Councillor for Dundee's West End -
Thu 12th Dec 19 - 07:00

Please support my friend, colleague and Dundee West resident, Daniel Coleman in today's General Election - for a hard-working and local MP - many thanks! (more)

Polls open 7am-10pm today - and you don't need your polling card to vote

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Thu 12th Dec 19 - 06:55

The general election is being held today across the UK. You have until 10pm to vote. You do not need your polling card. Good luck to everyone taking part in democracy today. A little extra good wishes to fellow Liberal Democrats of course. Voting in person Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm today. You don't need your polling card to vote You have to vote at your local polling station, which is indicated on the polling card. If you've lost your card and aren't sure where to vote, you can look it up here or contact your local ... (more)

Westminster's midnight

Posted by Frank Little on ffranc sais
Thu 12th Dec 19 - 00:30

It has already been remarked that the day after today's poll is the inauspicious Friday the thirteenth. It also happens to be St Lucy's Day, which used to be the shortest day of the year before the reform of the calendar. Thus John Donne could refer to the day's midnight and the year's in one of his most complex poems. This year, St Lucy's Day also marks a political crisis. When all the votes are in (and it looks as if the very last counts may have a bearing on the overall result) will the UK be set on a ... (more)

All the latest general election voting intention opinion polls

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 23:55

Hello! I'm Mark Pack, author of 101 Ways To Win An Election, and the maintainer of the largest database of national voting intention polls in the UK, stretching back to 1943. Welcome to a round-up of the latest general election voting intention figures from each of the polling firms currently active in the UK. Below the table, you'll find the option to sign up to email updates about new polls and also a set of answers to frequently asked questions about political polling. The latest Opinium shows an 11% lead as the exact difference between the Labour and Conservative figures ... (more)

11 December 2019 - today's press releases

Posted by Mark Valladares on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 23:20

It's the final batch before polling day... Good luck to everyone tomorrow, and thank you for everything that you've done for the cause... Lib Dems: Disgraced Brexit Party founder backing Johnson shows how far the Tories have sunk Welsh Lib Dems: We can secure a brighter future for Wales Lib Dems: Barnier's comments show Johnson's campaign slogan is just another Tory fib Lib Dems: Disgraced Brexit Party founder backing Johnson shows how far the Tories have sunk Responding to the news that Catherine Blaiklock, the disgraced Brexit Party founder who quit over her Islamophobic public statements, is backing Boris Johnson, ... (more)

Good luck to every Liberal Democrat candidate tomorrow

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 22:04


Bamber Gascoigne supports Sarah Olney in Richmond Park

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 18:38

University Challenge legend Bamber Gascoigne has thrown his support behind Lib Dem candidate Sarah Olney in Richmond Park. "It's very important that we win back Richmond," says Bamber who presented the hit TV quiz show for 25 years. (more)

April 2004 books

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 17:15

This was the month I turned 37. I went to Strasbourg for work, and also to the Hague with Anne, F, U and Anne's sister H (who babysat the kids during the ceremony) for the wedding of my friend Mabel to Prince Friso of the Netherlands. Their marriage was tragically brief, as it turned out. Romance was clearly in the air that month. A couple of days after the royal wedding, I had a birthday dinner in Brussels; a colleague visiting from out of town discovered that he really liked one of our Brussels team, and things developed from there. ... (more)

5 things campaigners do on polling day

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Wed 11th Dec 19 - 15:44

Well, people vote... and campaigners also campaign. If you're not used to political campaigning, what happens on polling day (and indeed the very fact that it's a super-busy day rather than the quiet day it usually is in the political news coverage) can be a bit of a mystery. (more)