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Saturday was a lovely day for a street surgery. No I’m not at conference. #beard   #pose   #Saturday   #libdem   #hoole  

Sam Gyimah who I photographed in Portcullis House when he was Under -sec of State for Childcare & Education has just announced he’s joining the Lib- Dems Photo ©️Mark Allan #samgyimahmp   #samgyimah   #libdems   #libdem   #politician  

A fantastic, history-making day at LDConf. Proud to be part of our 16 strong MEP team - the largest number of MEPs the party has had (so far) - joined by so many incredible new MPs who have joined us from across the political spectrum (including first-time conference attendee, and newest Lib Dem MP, @samgyimahmp!) From speaking on a climate change Q&A panel to signing an MEP dressed as a fish I have never had a busier first day at conference. Tomorrow will be even busier as we debate our party’s future stance on Europe - I hope to see you there! #libdem   #libdems   #mep   #Europe   #StopBrexit   #stopbrexitsavebritain  

Watching the @libdems conference rally live with Bake Off in the background #geek   #libdem  

“Brexit is all about climate change” explains @edwardjdavey at a truly enlightening panel on “What sacrifices are you prepared to make for the planet?”. A huge emphasis on understanding other points of view to win arguments and find the sweet spot whether decarbonising capital (no fossil fuel investment) or asking local councils to radically change kerbside collections including food waste. #liberaldemocrats   #libdem   #libdems   #carbontracker   #climatechange   #climatechange   #extinctionrebellion   #cutcarbonemissions   #civildisobedience  

My first Lib Dem Conference happens to be in Bournemouth 😀 Opened by Councillor Vikki Slade Leader of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council. Busy day ahead - Well being and climate change 🌲🌳 . . . . . . . #vikkislade   #bournemouth   #dorset   #libdemconference   #libdemconference2019   #politicalconference   #bic   #remaineu   #stopbrexit   #libdem   #christchurch   #poole   #newforest   #ringwood  

ONE last minute place available again on next Saturday’s food writing workshop as a doctor with food book ambitions has had to postpone their workshop. October and November places selling like proverbial hot cakes. An inspiring day to kickstart good intentions of starting a blog, a journal, changing your career direction and indulging your creativity and love of food. £125 includes tasting tour of @maltbystmarket for some interview technique practise, raw honey tasting by @honeysommelierlondon lots of advice and exercises and a bloody good lunch prepared by me with a little help from @brindisaspanishfoods for charcuterie and cheese. Sent from sunny roof top terrace of my Mum’s cousin Jeff’s place in Bournemouth where I am rating to go for my first @libdems libdemnewbies conference. #foodie   #foodporn   #foodwriter   #foodwritingworkshop   #sudifoodiefoodwritingcours   #changeyourlife   #makingchanges   #unleashyourinnercreativity   #makeyourvoicehheard   #libdem   #libdemconference   #libdemconference2019  

I do love a good bit of Political literature... (Doesn't matter from which party - I'm more interested in how it's written / what they are saying between the lines / what's thier agenda) Based on acerage on this little bit at the bottom, what do you think is really more important to these guys? a) your opinion on how things could be improved in you constituency? b) just getting your vote / support? By the way, no agenda here, I'm what I think you call a swing voter / have been known to vote differently at local / national level. #politics   #politicalmemes   #politicians   #ukpolitics   #brexit   #ukparliament   #britishpolitics   #labour   #conservative   #ukip   #libdem   #tory   #elections   #election   #localgovernment   #localgov   #ukgov   #ukgovernment   #policy  

1-min video: LibDem leader Jo Swinson has ruled out a pact with Labour as they’re "not a Remain party". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to commit his party to supporting Remain or Leave in a new referendum. Watch and read on the Reasons2Remain Facebook page. #StopBrexit  

Per una capitale più pulita. Per una capitale più vivibile. Per una capitale che sarà da esempio per il resto del nostro paese. Votate liberaldemocratici su @elezioni_comunali_italia per realizzare tutto questo! #Forlanosindaco   #Roma   #Rome   #Caputmundi   #Italia   #Italy   #politica   #Politics   #libdem   #liberali   #democratici   #sicambiadavvero   #piùfortiinsieme  

Check out the GreenLibDems Events at the Bournemouth libdem Conference starting tomorrow, we hope to see you at some of our many events https://greenlibdems.org.uk/en/article/2019/1322947/gld-events-at-bournemouth-libdem-conference-september-2019 #JackWDart   #KishanDevani   #JaneBrophyMEP   #EdDaveyMP   #vincecable   #CatherineBearderMEP   #BaronessRanderson   #AlistaircarmichaelMP   #ALDC  

Launching the Yorkshire Yellow Book 2019 and celebrating my contribution with a chapter on the U.K.s first Eurozone that I established in Sheffield many years ago. @libdems #yorkshire   #libdem   #libdems   #booklaunch   #booklaunching  

Una nuova alba sorgerà su Roma con Forlano sindaco! Ricordatevi di passare lunedì da @elezioni_comunali_italia per rendere ancora più grande la nostra capitale! #Forlanosindaco   #Roma   #Rome   #Caputmundi   #Italia   #Italy   #politica   #Politics   #libdem   #liberali   #democratici   #sicambiadavvero   #piùfortiinsieme  

Up in the clouds at Canary Wharf for LibDem business day #savesatriptobournemouth  

Andate a votare Forlano per il buon governo per Roma su @elezioni_comunali_italia! #caputmundi   #Roma   #Italia   #Italy   #Politica   #italiani   #insiemepiùforti   #uncambiamentoserio   #lamiacittà   #sindaco   #elezioni   #libdem   #liberali   #democratici   #politics   #Rome  

Una Roma migliore. Una Roma più vivibile. Una capitale invidiabile. Vota Liberal-democratico questo lunedì per realizzare tutto questo! #caputmundi   #Roma   #Italia   #Italy   #Politica   #italiani   #insiemepiùforti   #uncambiamentoserio   #lamiacittà   #sindaco   #elezioni   #libdem   #liberali   #democratici  

That moment when two tourists randomly meet in a bar and discover they share a mutual friend. So round our table were 4 #Tory   LibDem and Labour members trying not to talk about Brexit. Is this what the @slightlychilledlounge in Kandy, Sri Lanka is all about? #1degreeofseperation   #avoidingbrexitchat   #srilanka   #random  

To London for the day & westminsterabbey for the Service of Thanksgiving for the life & work of Paddy Ashdown. Those words! Swipe for 2 Timothy 4: 1-7; + the funeral oration attributed to Pericles (c 495-429 BC), plus a strong address by Sir John Major. Beautiful service; many old friends - privilege to be there. Thank you to everyone involved. In my 20s in the 1990s, I was lucky enough to see a a very small bit of Paddy at close quarters, first as a student sabbatical campaigner, then a parliamentary assistant for one of his MPs, and finally, a press officer in his whips' office, before I headed off for the BBC. He was a true force of nature. A real inspiration. #paddyashdown   #memorial   #politics   #liberaldemocrats   #libdems   #libdem  

I'm in Gibraltar today to celebrate their National Day. This year marks the 50th anniversary of General Franco closing the land border between Gibraltar and Spain - and now they face new challenges in getting vital food and medicines - under a No-Deal Brexit. #gibraltar   #gibraltar🇬🇮   #politics   #brexit   #stopbrexit   #makeitstop   #eu   #europe   #europeanparliament   #libdems   #libdem   #libdemmep   #stopbrexitsavebritain  

Today we paid tribute to the late Lord (Paddy) Ashdown, former member of @ukparliament, leader of the @libdems, diplomat and member of the @royalmarines. The service was attended by former Prime Ministers Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and politicians from across the political spectrum. During the service, Lord Ashdown’s sword was processed through the Abbey. #lordashdown   #paddyashdown   #liberaldemocrats   #libdems   #libdem   #johnmajor   #tonyblair   #gordonbrown   #davidcameron   #royalmarines   #sword   #britishpolitics   #britishpoliticians   #primeminister   #westminsterabbey   #parliament   #yeovil  

Here a radical idea. Instead of them all going off in the huff complaining about no deal and no election and everything. Why don’t we seal them all in to the House of Commons. Like the Vatican do with Conclave and leave them there until they sort everything out for once and all. Complaining that it’s only weeks to go to sort everything out. Surely this should have been sorted as soon as article 50 was invoked. #politics   #brexit   #labour   #conservative   #independent   #libdem   #wasteoftime  

Il mio sogno è di rendere la mia città natale degna del nome “caput mundi”. Abbiamo visto Roma sprofondare in questi ultimi anni e la situazione va assolutamente risolta. Attraverso 10 punti programmatici, la mia amministrazione mirerà a cambiare radicalmente la capitale e renderla non solo una invidia europea, ma mondiale. Avanti, cambiamo Roma insieme! #caputmundi   #Roma   #Italia   #Italy   #Politica   #italiani   #insiemepiùforti   #uncambiamentoserio   #lamiacittà   #sindaco   #elezioni   #libdem   #liberali   #democratici  

La nostra pagina Facebook ha raggiunto i 4.000 like! Niente male 😊 Ne abbiamo approfittato per fare il punto. Libdem nasce con una mission molto chiara: diffondere cultura politica liberale e stimolare l’esigenza di una rappresentanza partitica attraverso l’incontro di tutte le realtà politiche e civili che ruotano in questo campo. Un riferimento centrale e indipendente, quindi, capace di opporsi al nascente bipolarismo dominato da due populismi uguali e contrari. Un’alternativa politica ispirata ai principi del liberalismo, che abbia come suoi pilastri le libertà dell’individuo sia civili che economiche, lo stato di diritto, un ambientalismo non ideologico, l’europeismo e l’atlantismo, l’antipopulismo. Con questi propositi abbiamo cercato di rilanciare tutto ciò che sembrava andare verso questo orizzonte. A partire da Renzi fintanto che alludeva ad un percorso autonomo fuori dal Pd, passando per quegli esponenti di Fi, o vicini a Fi, come la Carfagna o Parisi, fino all’uscita di Calenda, il cui gesto di coerenza gli fa certamente onore, e ai nuovi rumor ancora su Renzi (sperando non si riducano a inutili satelliti del centrosinistra). Insomma, mentre altri, seguendo i loro leader, venivano sballottolati da una posizione al suo opposto, noi abbiamo continuato a camminare sul nostro sentiero. Non ci interessano tanto le persone. Ci interessa il progetto e il suo orizzonte: centrale, indipendente, liberale. Ad oggi solo Più Europa è rimasta un riferimento affidabile. Per questo dispiace che i suoi tre deputati, con una scelta tanto legittima quanto poco leale, abbiano deciso di non rispettare la posizione ufficiale del partito e di votare la fiducia al Conte Bis. È un dramma? Certo che no. Anzi, ci auguriamo sia un’ottima occasione per fare chiarezza, a partire già da oggi con la dichiarazione di voto di Emma Bonino. Noi andiamo avanti. Passo dopo passo. Siamo convinti che lo spazio al centro ci sia e sia ampio, che quella liberale resti la risposta giusta per cambiare il nostro Paese, che il tempo sia questo. Continuate a sostenerci, seguendo i post, aiutandoci a far crescere ancora di più i like. Grazie ancora a ciascuno di voi. #Libdem  

Dichiariamo aperta la campagna elettorale del nostro segretario per le elezioni comunali della capitale su @elezioni_comunali_italia! Per una Roma più efficiente, più pulita e più vivibile! Roma è la capitale più bella del mondo e insieme la renderemo ancora più bella! bastaincompetenti, è ora del buon governo! #vote4us   #Italia   #italy   #parlamento   #politica   #libdem   #liberaldemocratici   #bastapopulismo   #sicambiaRoma   #piùfortiinsieme  

Get te fook you bed wetting liberal wankers. You’re like a pile that you just can’t shift when you’re trying to pass last nights steak dinner. #liberalscum   #libtard   #democracyisundemocratic   #hypocrisy   #traitor   #libdem   #leftism  

Anyone local to finsbury or near tell all the homeless people you see about this. One stop shop for free food, toiletries and help services for the homeless. X #homeless   #homelessness   #streetfest   #nhs   #savethestreets   #tory   #torygovernment   #conservatives   #budgetcuts   #borisjohnson   #libdem   #jacobreesmogg   #michaelgove   #nickgriffin   #nigelfatage   #capitalism   #corruption   #nationaldebt   #austerity   #fascism   #education   #poverty   #richandpoorgap  

Ieri sera a LaMiaFestaU del @pdmilano con Luigi Marattin a discutere di buona politica e delle importanti sfide che ci attendono. La nostra fiducia al Governo Conte II non è incondizionata: questo esperimento avrà un senso se riuscirà nella triplice missione di concludere la transizione istituzionale (scegliere se essere una democrazia informata al modello elettorale proiettivo o selettivo), attuare un sostenibile alleggerimento del carico fiscale sulle imprese che investono, innovano e assumono e sui lavoratori della classe media, attrezzare il Paese affinché sia un Leader del futuro, attraverso le leve strategiche di scuola, università e ricerca. @luigi.marattin #cosedipd   #politics   #dem   #democrat   #libdem   #liberal   #milan   #milano   #festadellunità   #friends   #future   #progressive   #like   #tagforlikes   #tagforlike   #follow4follow   #f4f   #throwback   #thebest   #school   #university   #reasearch   #governoconte   #governogiallorosso  

Taken, if I'm not mistaken, shortly before I hideously, hilariously mispronounced @cateilish's name. Activate was FAB, though. 🔶 . . . . 📸 - @harrysamuels #libdem   #libdems   #libdemsurge   #welshlibdems   #london   #igersuk   #igerslondon   #youngliberals   #politics   #ukpolitics  

When I did my Manchester Manifesto a few years ago, it was all tongue-in-cheek - crass political slogans, stupid posturing, populist nonsense. It was meant to be a bit of fun. But what I wrote as a kind of satire looks tame and almost sensible compared to the stuff that's happening right now, where the mad, bad, delusional, lying, cheating, undemocratic, narcissistic, reckless, vindictive, divisive, out-of-touch (they're mostly old-Etonian public schoolboys remember) or downright sinister are setting the agenda. Some good friends of mine voted for Brexit, and I have to respect their reasons for doing so, but I doubt any of them voted for anarchy and an almost fascistic zeal to disrupt hundreds of years of carefully constructed democracy. And I've now accepted that we should accept the referendum, but with a deal. However I'm scared that we've unleashed some kind of monster that's going to lead us to oblivion, where our only alliance is with another blond demagogue in America. Hold on to your hats! www.statementartworks.com #manchester   #andyburnham   #labour   #libdem   #stopbrexit   #chorlton   #chorltonlife   #chorltonartmarket  

I work with people across Europe who respect democracy and are horrified by Boris Johnson's plans to prorogue Parliament. We are lucky to have so many inspiring MPs, willing to put the national interest above their own to stop a No Deal Brexit. Together we will #StopTheCoup   #libdem   #libdems   #brexit🇪🇺   #stopbrexit   #LibDemMEP   #Parliament   #politics  

Ricordatevi di passare da @la_repvbblica_del_web domani per votare una nuova Italia! Vota una politica vicino ai cittadini con noi! #vote4us   #Italia   #italy   #parlamento   #politica   #libdem   #liberaldemocratici   #bastapopulismo   #sicambialItalia   #piùfortiinsieme  

The British parliament seems destined for an election. Boris Johnson wants an election in mid October as he needs a majority to overturn opposition legislation aimed at preventing a no deal exit on October 31st. Jeremy Corbyn, who has been demanding an election for over a year, still wants an election but is committed to avoiding a no deal exit first. Is an election a good idea? Who would win? What do you think? #election   #generalelection   #results   #boris   #borisjohnson   #johnson   #philiphammond   #eu   #euref   #vote   #mps   #labour   #stopbrexit   #parliament   #britain   #government   #hardbrexit   #brexitshambles   #respecttheresult   #backboris   #democracy   #ukip   #tory   #brexitparty   #libdems   #libdem   #jeremycorbyn  

Who does it better? #jacobreesmoggy   #jacobreesdogg   #jacobreesmogg  

Lost track of what’s going on with #Brexit?   SAME... 🥵Click the link in our bio for an A-Z guide 🇬🇧🇪🇺 . . . #BorisJohnson   #tories   #labour   #libdem   #conservative   #greenparty   #brexitparty   #independent   #politics   #houseofcommons   #ukpolitics   #government   #uk   #eu   #leave   #remain   #referendum  

🚨 Emergency Podcast is Live 🚨 . Zero Majority - the week the Tories collapased . Johnson loses his majority and Brexit rips apart the Conservative Party.
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@johnpotterld and Richard  talk about the latest goings on in Parliament and what the LibDems should do about a general election. . https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/lib-dem-podcast/id1467418192 #episodeGuid=Buzzsprout-1649587  

🔴 Breaking News 🔴 Euronews Italiano: “ HongKong: la leader Carrie Lam ritirerà la legge sull' estradizione. La contestata legge è stata la causa scatenante delle proteste che hanno fatto precipitare nel caos la città. Il capo del governo di Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, ha annunciato oggi il ritiro definitivo del controverso disegno di legge. In una dichiarazione televisiva precedentemente registrata, Lam ha annunciato "quattro azioni per avviare un dialogo" con diversi settori della società locale. "In primo luogo, il governo ritirerà formalmente il disegno di legge per calmare completamente le preoccupazioni dell'opinione pubblica", ha detto l'attuale capo dell'esecutivo di Hong Kong, aggiungendo che il capo della sicurezza del suo governo presenterà un'iniziativa in questo senso quando il Parlamento riprenderà i suoi lavori. Il ritiro della norma - finora solo sospesa - è la prima vera vittoria del movimento di protesta.” https://it.euronews.com/2019/09/04/hong-kong-la-leader-carrie-lam-ritirera-la-legge-sull-estradizione #Libdem  

LGBT Lib Dem Members Are Quitting The Party Over The Defection Of Ex-Tory MP Phillip Lee! A number of LGBT Liberal Democrat members have announced they are leaving the party after MP Phillip Lee dramatically quit the Tories to join the party. There were gasps in the House of Commons as Lee took a seat next to Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson during prime minister Boris Johnson's speech ahead of a crucial vote on Brexit on Tuesday evening. It means Johnson no longer has a working majority. Jennie Rigg, who chaired the Lib Dem LGBT+ group, told BuzzFeed News that Lee's voting record proved he was "not a Liberal". She said he had "problematic" views on gay rights, HIV migrants, and privatising the NHS. Luke Graham, a member since 2010, told us Lee had a "deeply conservative mindset that did not align with Lib Dem values and said he was "very disappointed" in Swinson's decision. Lee abstained in the 2013 vote on same-sex marriage and sparked controversy in 2014 when he proposed that people coming to settle in Britain should have to first prove they do not have HIV or hepatitis B. He has also suggested that NHS patients suffering from lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes should pay for their prescriptions. Rigg, who was a member of the Lib Dems for 11 years, tweeted that she had formally resigned from the party, just an hour after Lee crossed the floor. Rigg said: "I had told anyone who would listen when the rumours first started circulating about him that if he was allowed in I would be going. "It's not just his problematic views on LGBT+ stuff and HIV migrants, it's all the privatising the NHS stuff as well. He's not a Liberal. His voting record shows he's not a Liberal." Rigg, who also served on various federal regional and local committees and hosted the party's Glee club at conference, said she knew of other members who had resigned over Lee's defection. She said she was "disappointed" in the LibDem leadership. "His voting record is very problematic and I think he needs to make public apologies https://www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/emilyashton/liberal-democrat-phillip-lee LoveisLove ❤🏳️‍🌈

As MPs debate the ResistanceBill we have this to remember: We are as proud of our nation as the Leavers. People joined protests across the country to StopTheCoup, and together we will. MPs and MEPs are, quite literally, working cross-party to #stopbrexitsavedemocracy   #StopBrexit   #LibDem   #LibDems   #LibDemMEP  

Delivery route done for the day. Had a nice couple of chats with Garrison Ward residents. Now off for a planning meeting