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On “Progressive Alliances” and Lib-Labbery

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how what is needed to defeat the Tories is a “progressive alliance”, between Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens, the SNP, and presumably the Monster Raving Loony Party and anyone else who … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Misconceptions: The Alliance Parties

This is number one of what may or may not be an occasional series of posts, about what people outside the party get completely wrong about the Lib Dems. In this case, I want to talk about the pat summary … Continue reading

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How Do I Become An Effective Campaigner?

I used to be an extremely good, effective, political campaigner. Now I’m a liability. I want to change that. In 2010, during the General Election, I delivered so many leaflets that I amazed even several of the hardier campaigner — … Continue reading

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Ten Things I Won’t Miss After The Election

1) People assuming that the Lib Dems are now a distaff branch of the Conservative party, rather than a separate party, in exactly the same way they assumed five years ago we were Labour’s reserve squad. 2) Nigel Farage 3) … Continue reading

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Politics, As She Is Played

Yesterday, the New Statesman ran a story saying “Andrew Lansley To Announce Removal of Cap On NHS Private Income”. I knew, instantly, on reading the story, that it was completely false. It had to be, because Lansley doesn’t, under the … Continue reading

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The most important single part of the NHS Bill

“The services provided as part of the health service in England must be free of charge except in so far as the making and recovery of charges is expressly provided for by or under any enactment, whenever passed” What this … Continue reading

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Quick thought on the NHS bill

I think the NHS bill is a bad bill, but it’s not as bad as its detractors say, now. It’s entirely possible that Lib Dem conference will vote to kill the bill tonight, but even if they don’t, I don’t … Continue reading

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