The media were reporting (BBC News) on Monday that Chris Rennard was intending to take legal action against the Liberal Democrats over the suspension of his membership. Having previously written about the role of the different bodies of the English Party in the process of this suspension I was concerned to note that the proposed…

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I am reluctant to comment publicly on the rapidly spiralling Chris Rennard affair. It is not that I don’t have a view — quite the contrary — but I don’t think that lots of people expressing their opinion is helping the situation. Particularly those who have been especially crass or hyperbolic. However, slightly bizarrely, I…

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My report of the June 2013 meeting of the English Council

My report of the June 2013 meeting of the Liberal Democrat’s English Council was posted on Liberal Democrat Voice this morning. This is a somewhat delayed report. I’d intended to write it up soon after the meeting but I was away visiting relatives the following Sunday and last week I was busy with work and…

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My preview of the June 2013 meeting of the English Council

My preview of the June 2013 meeting of the Liberal Democrat’s English Council was posted on Liberal Democrat Voice last Friday. What’s on the agenda for the English Council? The English Council is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats in England and meets twice a year to consider matters of importance to the English…

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I’m on the Liberal Democrats’ English Council for another year

My political activity during 2012 was very limited but one of the few things that I had made a commitment to do was serve on the Liberal Democrats’ English Council for the year. The English Council is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats in England. It meets twice a year to consider matters of…

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My report on the November 2012 meeting of the Liberal Democrat’s English Council

My report on the November meeting of the Liberal Democrat’s English Council is now up on Liberal Democrat Voice. The English Council is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats in England and meets twice a year to consider matters of importance to the English Party. This post is part of a series of posts I’ve been…

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My preview of the November meeting of the English Council

My preview of the November meeting of the Liberal Democrat’s English Council is now up on Liberal Democrat Voice. The English Council is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats in England and meets twice a year to consider matters of importance to the English Party. This post is part of a series of posts…

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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: 10 things the Lib Dem conference has taught us Ten things we learned from the Labour party conference Ten things we’ve…

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My report on the June meeting of the English Council

My latest post on the Liberal Democrats English Council is now live on Liberal Democrat Voice; “Report on the June 2012 meeting of the English Council”. To supplement that here are a few, more personal, observations: This was a much better and less grumpy meeting than the first one I attended at the beginning of…

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My second post about the English Council for Liberal Democrat Voice

As mentioned in a previous post I have started writing about the Liberal Democrats’ English Council for Liberal Democrat Voice. Last Sunday (I am getting behind) saw my second post on that subject. This one was looking at the main item of business at this month’s meeting of the English Council which is a change…

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Writing about the Liberal Democrats’ English Council for Liberal Democrat Voice

On Tuesday I had my first post published on Liberal Democrat Voice about the English Council of the Liberal Democrats: “What does the English Council do?” Last November I wrote about my decision to put myself forward to be a member of the English Council and my motivations for doing so. Chief amongst these was…

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What is the English Council for?

A couple of weeks ago I went along the annual conference of the East of England Liberal Democrats. Whilst there, after a sudden rush of blood to the head, I decided to put my name forward for the English Council of the party. This is probably the least known of the party bodies within the…

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