Random Thoughts for 12th October 2012
This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occured to me between 3rd October 2012 and 12th October 2012:
We’ve reached the end of the party conference season for 2012 and these are three links that form a useful round up in the form of these ’10 things’ articles from Andrew Sparrow on The Guardian website.
I’ve contributed another post to Liberal Democrat Voice on the activities of the Liberal Democrats’ English Council. This time on the results of the elections to positions within the English Party.
I was impressed with Sharon Bowles’ speech to conference the other week and it got her the first standing ovation I can remember for an MEP at a Lib Dem Conference. This is the full text. Admittedly it does start off badly when she compares herself to a hobbit – but the passage where she calls on city bosses to stop hiding their views about the importance of Britain’s EU membership was very powerful.
Jonathan Calder on Eric Hobsbawn. Beware of unrepentant communists.
I approve when the Liberal Democrats get a bit more aggressive in promoting their case. So it was nice to see the party take the fight to Labour during their conference with this poster campaign and the message is one worth repeating:
— Lib Dem Press Office (@LibDemPress) October 3, 2012
Stealing Sheep – Shut Eye
Too much politics in this edition of ‘Random Thoughts’ so as a break here is a video from my band of the moment: