Friday, January 01, 2016

Welcome to the new Liberal Democrat bloggers

Or in this case blogger, as only one new blog appeared on the LibDemBlogs aggregator in December. Thanks to Ryan Cullen as ever for sending me the details.

LibDemAlex is written by Alex Hegenbarth and has been running since the summer.

Recent posts have forecast that the Liberal Democrats will become the official opposition by 2035, advocated something called "multipotentialsim" and looked at the role of the party's MPs after the carnage of May's general election:
In May the party lurched dramatically overnight from an established parliamentary entity of over 50 MPs with an experienced leadership to a handful of parliamentary representatives. 
This means that the Liberal Democrat’s parliamentary party can no longer function in the same way that the Conservatives and Labour parties do. 
The size and hierarchical structure of these two organisations, based on the carrot of promotion to [shadow] ministerial position and the stick of enforcing the whip no longer make sense to a group of (what are ultimately) electoral survivors.
If you have a new blog you would like to appear here next month, please add it to LibDemBlogs.

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