Recommended reading for Liberal Democrat councillors and local campaigners over the last seven days:
Much of the media regarding Liberal Democrats in the last week has been around our Federal Spring Conference in Sheffield:
On the eve of our Conference the Independent ran an interview with Nick Clegg: Nick Clegg: I told Cameron he was talking complete bilge
Writing in the New Statesman, Olly Grender says: Clegg needs to inspire his party’s members
Liberal Democrat conference delegates enjoy a day of living quite dangerously, reports the Guardian,
and the next day: NHS reforms face overhaul after Liberal Democrats’ rebellion
You can watch Nick Clegg’s speech here (Jonathan Wallace’s YouTube channel)
Other national and party news:
And the Independent reports on one tiny aspect of the tragic events affecting Japan this week: Huhne orders checks on nuclear power station safety systems
If any of us ever needed explaining what First-Past-The-Post electoral systems are a BAD idea, then this clever little video explains it nicely! Well worth bringing to the attention of friends and colleagues.
In local government (both MJ):
And finally bad news for anyone thinking of asking permission to print a picture of a bank note in a leaflet….. (Bank of England guidance).