At Lib Dem conference in Brighton there are seminars on staying out of jail. These sessions are named in the agenda: Ok they are about election law, but given the circumstances, some renaming probably was in order.
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Sign up to the Dispatch Box, the new weekly political e-magzine from digitalpolitico.net We can all relax again. Conference season is finally over. David Cameron has addressed the faithful, assorted lobbyists, and the few MPs who bothered to turn up. All in all it seems to have gone down well. To be fair, Cameron did [...]
As I write this, the sun is shining and it seems that silly season, and the summer, are finally upon us. School’s out for politicians too, as the Commons is now in its summer recess until September. With such a lengthy break from legislative action, how can our politicians keep the public engaged in politics? [...]
You would have thought that the Lib Dems would have learned wouldn’t you? After the shambolic attempt (not all our fault) to reform the country’s outdated parliamentary electoral system we’ve got the gumption to try and democratise the second chamber that is antiquated, in every sense, too. Outrageous! Well no, it isn’t. Democracy, accountability, and [...]
The civil service have been issued with new social media guidelines, governing the appropriate use of services such as Facebook and Twitter. Introduced by Cabinet Office minister Frances Maude and head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake, they go into great depth describing both how individuals should use them, personally and professionally, and how [...]