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Yearly Archives: 2010

GLA List candidates announced

London Liberal Democrats have today announced their team of candidates for the London Assembly top-up list in 2012.

Tribute to Issan Ghazni

In an article in the Lib Dem News, Ben Stoneham paid tribute to the Party’s National Diversity Adviser, Issan Ghazni for his invaluable contributions over the last 3 years.

Happy St. Andrew’s Day

When I lived in Slovakia during the 1990s, it was traditional (so I was told) for young women to write the names of potential husbands on little pieces of paper and stick these into halusky (little pieces of dough).

Con-Lib Dem merger? No thanks Mr Major

Astonishing remarks by the former Tory Prime Minister, suggesting extending the present arrangement after the next general election. No thanks! We’re our own party, with our own policies and our own priorities.

Child benefit cuts unfair – MPs

The Treasury Select Committee is warning the Government over one of its most controversial cutbacks, because it could unfairly penalise couples where one partner works and the other stays at home to care for their children.

UKIP – “Nutters and fruitcakes”

Not my words, but the PM’s during last year’s Euro Election campaign when referring to UKIP, admittedly endorsing former would be leader Robert Kilroy-Silk’s definition of them.

Tories suffer from “Foot in Mouth” disease

Oh dear! No sooner had I posted yesterday about the new peerages, than a senior (albeit not in the government) Tory peer comes out with something so astonishingly crass that it does make you wonder about the Prime Minister’s judgement in appointing h

Latest Peerages announced

News from No. 10 that, “The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring Peerages of the United Kingdom for Life upon the undermentioned…

International Day for Tolerance

‘We, the people of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war… to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person…

“We Were There”

Earlier today, I was representing council at the Remembrance Sunday Service, when I was reminded of the contributions made by people of colour to the war effort for Britain, past and present.