Saturday, 8 December 2012

Saturday Six 16

This edition of Saturday Six was started before the publication of the Leveson enquiry but I ended up too busy to post it last weekend. So, here are three from the week before last with the rest being finds from the past few days...

Andrew Page declared himself proud of Lib Dem peers in respect of the debate on the Justice and Security Bill - and of Nick Clegg on the issue of Shared Parental Leave.

On another Justice issue, Mark Thompson argues that giving some prisoners the right to vote - is the right thing to, on principle, and not just because the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that a blanket ban is illegal. You will not be surprised to learn that I think he is spot on.

Finally, in an issue which has become super-topical again in the past day or two, Raybeard explains why he thinks "gay marriage" is unnatural...

And now for a more recent three:

Over on The Spectator's Coffee House Blog Isabel Hardman cautiously welcomed the dual-statement approach adopted by David Cameron and Nick Clegg over the Leveson report before putting the boot in over plans for Lib Dems (including Ministers) to vote against boundary reforms. I fear that Ms Hardman will be disappointed by the lack of a Black Swan to save the Conservatives from such an eventuality...

Jonathan Calder reports on comments made in a Point of Order in which David Davies took exception to Theresa May's characterisation of those against the Draft Data Communications Bill as being on the side of "criminals, terrorists and paedophiles" and "putting politics before peoples lives."

Finally, Harry manson has written a piece on Political Betting about prospects for a Labour/Lib Dem Coalition in 2015. Not good, given that "the Labour Party has not been as tribal for thirty years" - something that any politically aware Bristolian will be able to explain to you, should you ask.

Andrew


2 comments:

Jonathan Calder said...

Many thanks for the link, but I am no Jonathan Davies.

Andrew Brown said...

Many apologies - no idea why I typed that: will go and correct it now!