How leaflets used to look: a 1920s Liberal attack leaflet

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 13:21

Here is how the Liberals of the time attacked Labour's Land Policy ahead of a general election that resulted in a hung Parliament (Labour 287, Conservative 206, Liberal 59). (more)

Verdict on Vince's first year

Posted by Caron Lindsay on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 12:14

Yesterday was Vince Cable's first anniversary as leader – the paper anniversary, so that should encourage us all to go deliver lots of leaflets for our Exit from Brexit campaign over the next wee while. We undoubtedly have the grown-up in the room as far as British politics is concerned. While the Tories' toxic civil war leads them to force a catastrophic economic meltdown on the country and Labour stands by and lets them do it, Vince has been tirelessly making the case for us to get out of this mess. Two years on from the Brexit referendum, if it ... (more)

The Blood is the Life for 21-07-2018

Posted on Rubbish Black & White Nightmare Trousers
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 12:00

miss_s_b | The Blood is the Life for 20-07-2018 I posted The Blood is the Life for 20-07-2018 to my dreamwidth blog If you like what you see here (or even if you don't) please consider dropping me a tip: [IMG: Paypal Donate Button] [IMG: Buy Me an uncaffeinated beverage (because I'm allergic to coffee) at ko-fi.com] [IMG: comment count unavailable] comments (more)

Nick Robinson reveals how far the BBC may have strayed

Posted by Tom King on Never Cruel Nor Cowardly
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 11:22

Nick Robinson revealed something significant on Twitter today. He was replying to this accusation from a guy called Frederic Moreau: Jeffrey Donaldson of the miniscule, sectarian DUP with 10 MPs says the EU is overplaying *its* hand and needs to be pragmatic. Nick Robinson treats this and a lot of other bollocks with grave respect. ... Continue reading Nick Robinson reveals how far the BBC may have strayed (more)

My tweets

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 11:00

Fri, 12:56: RT @MaggieFick: #Ethiopia: Something a young man I met at a cafe here in Addis Ababa yesterday keeps coming back to me. He said: "The peop... Fri, 14:10: RT @antoni_UK: 1/ @DExEUgov has published the White Paper in 24 EU languages. I've just pained myself through the German document. For thos... Fri, 14:13: RT @Helenreflects: The horrible translations of the Brexit white paper in EU languages, which look like a barely retouched Google translate... Fri, 16:05: What The War of the Worlds means now https://t.co/5dr5Oas3e9 Great piece. Fri, 16:50: RT @kimgoodwin: I have had more than one male ... (more)

WATCH: Layla on the need for inclusive sex and relationships education

Posted by Caron Lindsay on Liberal Democrat Voice
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 10:40

This week the Government started consulting on relationships and sex education. For years, Liberal Democrats have argued that it is vital that every child has access to information that includes everyone, where LGBT+ people are included and which covers issues of consent and life-saving information about safe sex and contraception. Education spokesperson Layla Moran encourages responses and highlights how Lib Dem Education secretary Kirsty Williams has done this in Wales. For years @LibDems campaigned for compulsory, LGBT+ inclusive Relationships & Sex Education in all schools. @Kirsty_Williams is delivering it in Wales. Now we have a chance to ensure RSE is ... (more)

Time for the PM to trash that 'This is what a feminist looks like' T-shirt given the Jo Swinson fiasco

Posted by ambitiousmamas on FeministMama @ambitiousmamas
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 10:09

[IMG: Time for the PM to trash that 'This is what a feminist looks like' T-shirt given the Jo Swinson fiasco] The Tory Party who ideologically hates the thought of giving workers any sort of rights have suddenly found a way to make employees' rights work in their favour. They took advantage of an MP who... The post Time for the PM to trash that 'This is what a feminist looks like' T-shirt given the Jo Swinson fiasco appeared first on FeministMama @ambitiousmamas. (more)

Drug advisers right to recognise need for reform

Posted by LD Neath on Aberavon & Neath Liberal Democrats
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 10:07

Responding to calls from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to enable doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis, former Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb MP said: "The recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that doctors should be allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis is more than welcome. The Government now has a moral duty to accept this advice and change the law without any further delay. "People should never be left to suffer when medicinal cannabis can safely relieve them from pain. However, there is also a mountain of evidence backing the case for legalising ... (more)

Liberal Party councillor joins Liberal Democrats in Peterborough

Posted by Mark Pack on Mark Pack
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 08:55

Apologies for betting a little slow in reporting the news of the switch of Bella Saltmarsh, Dogsthope ward, from the Liberal Party to the Liberal Democrats in Peterborough. That leaves one Liberal on the councillor, the current Mayor Chris Ash and, I believe, the local Liberal Party branch has recently been dissolved. This growth in the Liberal Democrats adds to the gain made in the May local elections, when the then group of five added one by taking a seat off Labour. (more)

Dumbing down of the public services

Posted by Frank Little on ffranc sais
Sat 21st Jul 18 - 08:29

Once upon a time, an executive in the civil service, if he or she did not have a degree in a foreign language would at least have a pass at GCE 'O' level in French and probably one other language. He or she may not have been able to speak or write French, German or Spanish as a native, but they would certainly recognise a clumsy literal translation when they saw one. My generation must surely be as appalled as I was at the news that the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) issued its own translation of the ... (more)