LiveLiberal Democrat conference in York: live blog - day 3

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Summary

  • Nick Clegg warns of UK's "backwards-looking politics" on Europe in closing speech
  • Emergency debate held on Ukraine crisis - don't rule out economic sanctions, delegates told
  • New policies on immigration and electronic surveillance voted through
  • Delegates vote for benefit support and review in food poverty debate
  • Our best spring conference for years, says party president
  • Clegg: I'd love to be Prime Minister

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4:34pm Fri 7 Mar 14

aitch11 says...

Hands up,anyone who gives a toss.
Hands up,anyone who gives a toss. aitch11
  • Score: 7

4:43pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

mmmm Nope!
mmmm Nope! Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Fri 7 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

aitch11 wrote:
Hands up,anyone who gives a toss.
I care, a great deal. I hope that we can attract more of these conferences. The City could do with the money!
[quote][p][bold]aitch11[/bold] wrote: Hands up,anyone who gives a toss.[/p][/quote]I care, a great deal. I hope that we can attract more of these conferences. The City could do with the money! eeoodares
  • Score: 3

5:05pm Fri 7 Mar 14

bolero says...

The snooker's back again. A lot of b****.
The snooker's back again. A lot of b****. bolero
  • Score: 3

5:44pm Fri 7 Mar 14

MouseHouse says...

Cliffords Tower 11:00 tomorrow.

Get involved.
Cliffords Tower 11:00 tomorrow. Get involved. MouseHouse
  • Score: -9

7:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SR0843 says...

Well I think that this sort of thing is great for raising York's profile and the City will benefit from that; so we are fortunate to have them here; but as for what goes on at a LibDem conference, if I can't find any paint that needs to be watch while it dries, I might tune in....
Well I think that this sort of thing is great for raising York's profile and the City will benefit from that; so we are fortunate to have them here; but as for what goes on at a LibDem conference, if I can't find any paint that needs to be watch while it dries, I might tune in.... SR0843
  • Score: -14

8:27pm Fri 7 Mar 14

piaggio1 says...

Erm... the last ti.e we had the lib dums ..the did nowt for the city.and we certainly did not benefit.
Too much like the shower we have now.
Erm... the last ti.e we had the lib dums ..the did nowt for the city.and we certainly did not benefit. Too much like the shower we have now. piaggio1
  • Score: -6

11:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Caecilius says...

Voting Lib Dem in a general election means casting a mystery vote for whichever party their leaders choose to sell themselves to. If I wanted to vote Labour or Conservative, I'ld just do it. As a national party, the Lib Dems have had their last vote from me.
Voting Lib Dem in a general election means casting a mystery vote for whichever party their leaders choose to sell themselves to. If I wanted to vote Labour or Conservative, I'ld just do it. As a national party, the Lib Dems have had their last vote from me. Caecilius
  • Score: -5

8:18am Sat 8 Mar 14

BL2 says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-not
tinghamshire-2648050
6

Says it all really... I'd vote for him!
http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-not tinghamshire-2648050 6 Says it all really... I'd vote for him! BL2
  • Score: 1

8:53am Sat 8 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

Nice to see the Green Party have nothing better to do.
Nice to see the Green Party have nothing better to do. eeoodares
  • Score: 2

9:01am Sat 8 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

The has been party , Clegg ruined, CITY to WIN 3-2 that's a promise .
WHOs going too vote for the LDs they sold their selves to get a bit of glory
and its back fired, ITs NO COMING BACK FOR THEM , I wont vote for them again. GLEGG IS A POLITICAL MORON.
The has been party , Clegg ruined, CITY to WIN 3-2 that's a promise . WHOs going too vote for the LDs they sold their selves to get a bit of glory and its back fired, ITs NO COMING BACK FOR THEM , I wont vote for them again. GLEGG IS A POLITICAL MORON. bill bailey
  • Score: -1

11:37am Sat 8 Mar 14

roskoboskovic says...

loads of em in wetherspoons last night.what sort of idiot would even consider voting lib dem never mind being a party member.
loads of em in wetherspoons last night.what sort of idiot would even consider voting lib dem never mind being a party member. roskoboskovic
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Pedro says...

The thoughts of Lib-Dem's means about as much as the dream of mongrel dog.
The thoughts of Lib-Dem's means about as much as the dream of mongrel dog. Pedro
  • Score: -7

5:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

MouseHouse says...

Can anybody recall a bigger demo in York than todays?

So where are the reports form The Press? Too busy schmoozing and aboozing with the Lib Dems?
Can anybody recall a bigger demo in York than todays? So where are the reports form The Press? Too busy schmoozing and aboozing with the Lib Dems? MouseHouse
  • Score: 5

7:10pm Sat 8 Mar 14

bolero says...

The voting troll's back. With such a warped brain he/she must be a LibDum.
The voting troll's back. With such a warped brain he/she must be a LibDum. bolero
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Blimp says...

We don't know (or care) much about the Lib Dems.

But it all seems to have passed off very amicably with some keen supporters, some well- behaved protestors (seen having a laugh with the police outside the Barbican this afternoon) , sunshine, tv, intelligent reporting and a nice exchange of posts. Maybe it hasn't changed the world but...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
We don't know (or care) much about the Lib Dems. But it all seems to have passed off very amicably with some keen supporters, some well- behaved protestors (seen having a laugh with the police outside the Barbican this afternoon) , sunshine, tv, intelligent reporting and a nice exchange of posts. Maybe it hasn't changed the world but... Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
  • Score: 2

9:52pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Can anybody recall a bigger demo in York than todays?

So where are the reports form The Press? Too busy schmoozing and aboozing with the Lib Dems?
Yes. 2003 York against the war, don't invade Iraq. Not in my name and all that.
Well worth it, wasn't it? What a result.

Can't believe it's taken a full eleven years for people to feel like protesting might be worth a go again.
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Can anybody recall a bigger demo in York than todays? So where are the reports form The Press? Too busy schmoozing and aboozing with the Lib Dems?[/p][/quote]Yes. 2003 York against the war, don't invade Iraq. Not in my name and all that. Well worth it, wasn't it? What a result. Can't believe it's taken a full eleven years for people to feel like protesting might be worth a go again. Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 5

8:11am Mon 10 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

I chuckled this morning when I read in the York "Press" about a delegate in the Barbican foyer who enquired which way to reach the Bar walls.....!
And what's wrong with a Weatherspoons full of LibDem delegates. They are spending their personal dosh locally , which we should all be grateful for.
I chuckled this morning when I read in the York "Press" about a delegate in the Barbican foyer who enquired which way to reach the Bar walls.....! And what's wrong with a Weatherspoons full of LibDem delegates. They are spending their personal dosh locally , which we should all be grateful for. pedalling paul
  • Score: 0

6:59pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MouseHouse says...

pedalling paul wrote:
I chuckled this morning when I read in the York "Press" about a delegate in the Barbican foyer who enquired which way to reach the Bar walls.....!
And what's wrong with a Weatherspoons full of LibDem delegates. They are spending their personal dosh locally , which we should all be grateful for.
It is the source of that dosh that I question. How much came from, totally legal but ethically dodgy, 'networking' and corporate sponsorship?
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: I chuckled this morning when I read in the York "Press" about a delegate in the Barbican foyer who enquired which way to reach the Bar walls.....! And what's wrong with a Weatherspoons full of LibDem delegates. They are spending their personal dosh locally , which we should all be grateful for.[/p][/quote]It is the source of that dosh that I question. How much came from, totally legal but ethically dodgy, 'networking' and corporate sponsorship? MouseHouse
  • Score: 0

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