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Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 30th, 2012 - 17 comments

My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. This week: Obama the Tory, fish, Planet Key and the UK’s hit political single.

Politician subtitled for honesty

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, September 22nd, 2012 - 14 comments

When parties that claim to have a social conscience end up propping up right-wing governments it doesn’t usually end well. Here is the Lib Dems leader Nick Clegg, apologising to his supporters for breaking a core promise. He has been subtitled for honesty.

Lib Dems hammered

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, May 7th, 2011 - 22 comments

Hard to feel sorry for Britain’s Liberal Democrat Party, who have just been hammered in local elections. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

Truth out on wars

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, July 27th, 2010 - 12 comments

Deputy PM and leader of the Lib Dems, Nick Clegg, caused a bit of a sensation last week when he pronounced Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war illegal. And yesterday Wikileaks published a massive cache of American military files exposing the truth about the war in Afghanistan. Not a good week for warmongers.

Lib-Dems look to Labour as Brown signals resignation

Written By: - Date published: 6:55 am, May 11th, 2010 - 68 comments

The British Labour Party is making a final attempt to woo the Liberal Democrats into a progressive coalition government. Gordon Brown will be cast aside as Prime Minister and [the more] proportional AV electoral system introduced without referendum. If the only alternative is a right-wing Conservative government and a spiked AV referendum, then the Lib-Dems should go to Labour. There is an anti-Conservative majority in the UK.

Tory / Lib Dem

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 am, May 11th, 2010 - 4 comments

By the time you read this the result of the post election coalition talks in the UK will almost certainly be known. At time of posting the momentum towards a Tory / Lib Dem coalition seems just about unstoppable. A steady stream of positive announcements and minor leaks all point to a form of deal which some are calling “supply and confidence plus”.

UK Election – The morning after

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 am, May 8th, 2010 - 38 comments

The UK election has delivered a complex hung parliament and almost anything seems possible. At time of writing The Guardian is reporting that David Cameron will soon be making an announcement on “plans to form a strong and stable government”, and that “Nick Clegg looks to Tories to form government”.

UK Election

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, May 7th, 2010 - 72 comments

A place to discuss the UK election and the results as they emerge.

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