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Random Thoughts for 9th May 2013

This is the latest in my series of Random Thoughts posts with links, things found on the web and other stuff that has occurred to me between 30th April 2013 and 9th May 2013:

Historical Figures for the 21st Century – Telegraph

This gallery shows portraits of historical figures updated as if they were alive today. It is a really interesting and thought provoking idea — although I think in most of these examples they’ve got it wrong. For me the one that really does work is Nelson. The updated portrait is striking and seems to make him appear even more heroic.

Liberal Mondays 2: Conrad Russell – The Liberal Cause

Alex has written a cracking second post in this, what I hope will be a sustained, series of articles — although quality writing on liberalism is easier to do when you are quoting extensively from Conrad Russell.

What The Hell Have The Lib Dems Done?

Newly updated with achievements.

What Nick Clegg should have said after Thursday’s elections

An alternative message from the leader via Gareth Epps.

Baby penguins

Hand-reared penguin chicks prove best of friends at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

South Shields by-election: Labour wins as UKIP makes big gains

No surprise Labour won. Good result for UKIP — bad result for everyone else. With the outcome not in doubt it was safe for people to use UKIP as a vehicle for protest — and they did.

ALDC Elections Results Service

A summary of the results from last Thursday’s local elections.

How the Liberal Democrats should respond to UKIP

I’d put it more strongly than Mark but he’s one the right lines.

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