Random Thoughts for 18th June 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 10th June 2013 and 18th June 2013: A personal guide to the 13 most essential political podcasts | Stephen Tall Stephen gives a comprehensive guide to the podcast…

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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…

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Random Thoughts for 29th April 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 20th April 2013 and 29th April 2013: Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform The Liberal Democrats for Electoral Reform have set up a new website as part of the…

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Wigmore by-election to be held on 10 April 2013

Following the sad death of Liberal Democrat Councillor Roy Davies a by-election to Luton Borough Council for the Wigmore ward is to be held on Wednesday 10 April 2013. Note that polling day is a Wednesday — not the usual Thursday. There are six candidates — all men — for the vacant place in this…

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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 27th October 2012 and 3rd November 2012: Nick Clegg insists on speaking Dutch at Cabinet Office meeting Those on the political right can inhabit a deeply weird paranoid…

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The return of the poster boy for Lib Dem misery

One of the things that people were ‘kindly’ reminding me of during my time at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Birmingham last week was my experience of becoming a poster boy for Lib Dem misery following this May’s elections. Something which I have written about here and here. Thanks guys for the support! This wasn’t…

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Random Thoughts #4 – The 2011 elections aftermath edition

I haven’t done a ‘Random Thoughts’ post for almost a month so this is a bit of a catch up on links related to the aftermath of the May 5th elections. Mainly for reference purposes to be honest. My personal Lib Dem Top of the Blogs, Golden Half-Dozen It would have been better to have…

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Should I take out an injunction or demand royalties?

I should either take out a super injunction or demand the payment of royalties – that seems to be the advice from friends and colleagues for dealing with my new found minor fame. I am not sure they are being entirely serious. When I wrote about how I had become a poster boy for Lib…

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How I became a poster boy for Lib Dem misery

Just over a week ago I failed to be re-elected to Luton Borough Council. Since then I’ve handed in my Town Hall pass, done a substantial amount of tidying and throwing things away, got drunk, caught up on my sleep, and had time to reflect on my new situation. I now am ready to write…

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Local elections in Luton

In just under a months time, on May 5th, the people of Luton will be going to the polls to elect councillors to represent them over the next four years. I will again be a candidate for the Liberal Democrats in those elections. I will be standing in the Barnfield ward. This is not the…

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Luton Council’s budget for 2011

The annual meeting to agree Luton Borough Council’s budget was held this month on Wednesday 16th February. I was there sitting on the Liberal Democrat benches in my role as a local councillor. As usual the meeting generated a lot of heat and only some occasional flashes of light, and as seems to be becoming…

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Views from my local party AGM

Luton Liberal Democrats held our Annual General Meeting last night. One result of which is that for the first time in what must be over ten years I am not a member of my local party executive. The formal business of the meeting was followed by a discussion of the coalition government and our prospects…

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