I’ve now got to the end of reading the full report of the Bones Commission. Doing so has confirmed my view that the “executive summary” was not really an executive summary. Fortunately seeing the full text has not significantly altered my view of the Commission’s findings, so I won’t have to do too much revising of my articles. It is a better report in full though. I am more positive about it than I was. Yet, what I see as the flaws also come out stronger.
Now I’ve read the full report I can now start publishing here what I’ve written. But before I do so here are some further juicy bits that I’ve spotted in the full report that I didn’t see in the executive summary:
- A new organisation for Liberal Democrats who have moved abroad
- Local parties to be encouraged to merge along local authority boundaries
- Prizes for those who help at by-elections
- No to moving Party HQ out of Cowley St. (at least until the lease runs out in 2016)
- The establishment of a Liberal Democrat Staff Association
- A replacement for EARS is to be found, but until then EARS to be given free to all local parties
- Federal Spring Conference to become an English Conference
This content was originally posted on my old Process Guy blog.