Sun 26th
12:17
Ryan Cullen

Dear bloggers,

it's that time of the month again when the hosting meter needs a few more pounds to keep the site ticking. Ideally we need £10 before the end of the month, otherwise it has to come out of my pocket. With over 50 blogs listed, if each author donated just two pounds a year the site would stay alive. Why not make this month the month you help out?

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Many thanks
Ryan Cullen



The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

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The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

Courtney Barnett is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Dead Fox is a track from her 2015 album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. It is not to be confused with Plastic Fox.

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

A Tory bill that will severely restrict disability benefits and which could potentially deprive 160,000 people of state helpis being strongly opposed by the Liberal Democrats in the Lords. As the Independent reports, the introduction of the bill follows a written statement to the House of Commons by Conservative disability minister Penny Mordaunt that the Government will introduce emergency legislation to tighten the criteria of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) to disabled people after they were told to cover a broader spectrum of claimants, including those with mental health problems: The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) was advised to expand ...

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The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

 

For my sins (can an atheist sin?) I am a member of this Group which meets on a 3 monthly basis to discuss and highlight issues with the Borough's public footpath and bridleway network. Footpath of Bridges Lane in Sefton Village I represent both Maghull Town and Lydiate Parish Councils on the Group and am happy to take up issues with public rights of way in the two civil parishes and beyond. So if you have any comments to make please get in touch with me. And whilst on the subject of walking I am presently reading a book by ...

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

When it won the Best Picture Oscar a year ago, Spotlight's message about journalism seemed important. With Trump in the White House, it is essential. Last year's Oscar winner It is hard to feel sorry for a film that won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Screenplay, was nominated for four others and grossed $90 [...]

Posted by Mark Mills on Matter Of Facts | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The following is a small excerpt from my book, "2017", available now in digital form (http://amzn.to/2lXBAdp) and paperback (http://amzn.to/2kYXmhh). Why did Britain vote to leave the European Union on June 23rd, 2016, in a nutshell? Like any election victory of any kind, the Leave vote was a big tent of different interests who rallied together to create a political result. Given how close the vote was - often forgotten already, just how close it was - each relevant interest group getting behind Leave was essential. First off, you had traditional Tory voters. These tended to be an older slice of ...

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Sun 26th
07:32

Join the real opposition

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Posted by LD Neath on Aberavon & Neath Liberal Democrats | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

Future Shocked Why Judge Dredd is relevant - well worth reading. (tags: comics ukpolitics uspolitics ) Was The Macra Terror shown in a New Zealand school in 1974? Fascinating detective work. (tags: newzealand doctorwho ) The worst mission statement of all time Hee! (tags: english )

Welcome to Broxtowe Enews, brought to you by the Liberal Democrats and edited by David Watts, on behalf of the Lib-Dems in Broxtowe. 1. Staplefordand Eastwood Litter Picks Litter Pickers and bin bags will be at the ready in Stapleford and Eastwood next week thanks to two tidy events organised by Broxtowe Borough Council, as part of Keep Britain Tidy's The Big Tidy Up campaign. Local people are invited to come along and a be litter picking heroes by helping to tidy up litter hotspots in the towns and make sure the local area is clean and tidy and somewhere we ...

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The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Independent reports:

Posted by LD Neath on Aberavon & Neath Liberal Democrats | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

When I met Lib Dem councillor Barbara Johnson at our coffee morning today we discussed the Harborough Mail's story of the week: BT seems to have made an unpopular call on Market Harborough's High Street - by removing the red phone box. The phone box disappeared on the back of a contractor's truck last Thursday, after being dislodged from its familiar place outside property consultants Fisher German. No one was told in advance that it was going, and now almost everyone is missing it. Local councillor Barbara Johnson is furious, saying: "It's been part of the street scene in a ...

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

Following on from last week's Trading Standards warning about rogue traders, this week the police have issued a warning about distraction burglaries after an incident in Yate. At approximately 11am on Thursday February 16th, two unknown men came to an address in Priors Lea, Yate, saying that they were there to do some work inside. They pushed a large hole in the ceiling before leaving, saying they would be return to fix it. The victim later discovered that they had stolen a box of valuables. The Police are reminding residents to be wary of unexpected visitors. Use a door chain ...

Posted by Paul Hulbert on Focus on Sodbury, Yate and Dodington | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

The Lib Dem Lords have made some cracking contributions to the debate on the Article 50 Bill. Ahead of its next Lords stages, we're bringing you all the Lib Dem contributions over the course of this weekend. That's no mean feat. There were 32 of them and cover more than 30,000 words. You are not expected to read every single one of them as they appear. Nobody's going to be testing you or anything. However, they will be there to refer to in the future. Our Lords excelled themselves. Their contributions were thoughtful, individual, well-researched and wide-ranging and it's right ...

Posted by The Voice on Liberal Democrat Voice | Mute

We had a visit today from Roy and Beth Connell and their lovely chocolate Labrador – Chester. Apart from Chester taking an instant dislike to next door's cat he was very much on his best behaviour. Here's a couple of shots of one well spoiled dog:-

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus | Mute

This presentation with notes, is the material I used for a discussion at the Christchurch Think Tank (via the "What's On" link) entitled "The search for justice: Christian involvement in politics". You need to download it to see the notes. I wasn't happy with the result. That is to say in terms of the quality of the final presentation; I do not know how much of the desired effect it had on the audience. Ideas evolve, but these needed to evolve more than most. In particular it was long on analysis, but short on action. I think the ideas were ...

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Last year I covered the odd case of a man facing trial on electoral fraud charges who managed to get the trial delayed... because he was running for Police and Crime Commissioner. When I published that earlier post, he commented on this site, saying, "with complaints about the investigating Policeman, the behaviour of the Judge, the incompetence of the Court, and the fact that the CPS have only circumstantial evidence, it is most unlikely that this case will ever go to trial". Well, the trial has now happened and Steve Uncles of the English Democrats found guilty: A disgraced far-right ...

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Britain Elects has published the third in its briefings for May's elections, this one covering English authorities. It points out that Labour's potential for making gains is limited. May's elections will largely concern county councils, which are more rural and more Conservative leaning than England in general. And last time these seats were fought (2013) Labour had a national opinion poll lead of 7-10 points under Ed Miliband's leadership. But what does it say about the Liberal Democrats? I hear you ask: Cornwall, electing a hefty 123 councillors, is another one to keep an eye out for. Of the eleven ...

Posted by Jonathan Calder on Liberal England | Mute
Sat 25th
11:27

What's in a Name?

[IMG: Military Road street sign] MILITARY ROAD RECREATION GROUND Sandgate Parish Council is considering renaming Military Road Recreation Ground to better reflect the improvements which have been, and are to be, carried out to the park and to highlight its value as a community asset to the whole village. The park has previously been named Chichester Park, and other suggestions from a previous exercise to rename included Golden Park and Field of Dreams. Councillors also suggested Sandgate Park: but perhaps you have a much better name! We are now asking for any other nominations for a new name to be ...

Every politician at some stage or another has a beef about a particular journalist, a publication or a media outlet. It is part of the job. You shrug your shoulders and carry on, because effective scrutiny, no matter how inaccurate you think it is or how partisan, is what makes our democracy tick. And let's face it, the journalist is just doing his or her job. It is when a politician starts to use their position to penalise those who don't agree with them that we really need to worry. A coup d'etat starts with the TV and radio stations. ...

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Excellent post about Judge Dredd and his relevance to the current world Happy birthday 2000ad. Incidentally, if you're in Manc today there's a signing for 2000ad's 40th birthday. [IMG: comment count unavailable] comments

David Millband the 'lost' Leader of the Labour Party who told us today that Labour is further away from power than at any time in the last 50 years. As so often happens when I consider the still twitching carcase ... Continue reading →

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www.keepliverpoolmoving.com/ A new web site has been launched to chart the progress of the investment in our local rail network – see the link above to access the site and learn more. Site for the new Maghull North Railway Station. Photo taken looking north from School Lane road bridge. The former Moss Side Hospital site is to the right and Mersey Avenue to the left. The new Maghull North Station gets a mention with work starting in August 2017 and a planned opening of the Town's second railway station in May 2018. Some of us have be campaigning for this ...

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus | Mute

 

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech in Westminster yesterday about, well, the road to Brexit. Coming on the same day that the loss of Copeland was announced, it took on an interesting texture. Introducing the event was Sergei Stanishev, a Bulgarian MEP who is the president of the Party of European Socialists. I think perhaps Labour HQ and Sergei should have touched base about messaging beforehand. From the his intro, you would have thought that Brexit was something that the Tories were trying to inflict on the country but that Labour were not going to let happen come hell or ...

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Hating Comic Sans is Ableist The subtleties of fonts. (tags: fonts disability ) What Is Incivility Costing You? It doesn't do any harm to be nice. (tags: psychology )

This time on Judge Dredd specifically

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