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Vince Cable in secret talk with Blair ally over new Lib-Lab pact to fight Brexit - Daily Mail

Sir Vince Cable has held 'secret talks' with Phillip Collins, a former Blair ally; Mr Collins was a speech writer for Tony Blair during his reign as Prime Minster; The revelation comes amid growing speculation at Westminster that one or more new ...

OSU grad student debuts new science video on 3-D metal printer - Corvallis Gazette Times

So when OSU gave Fillo, the creator and host of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's "Lib Lab" educational video series, the chance to use its experimental 3-D metal printer, he had an idea of what to make: an alcohol-burning stove modeled on ...

Cindies closure, CIA leaks, and the self-destruction of the West?: Brunch Briefing – Week 2 - Varsity Online

This week in Cambridge saw alumni win seats for the Lib Dems in the local elections, Edward Snowden appear in Cambridge (via video link), and some furry new arrivals at Lucy Cav. Sign up here to get Varsity's Brunch Briefing delivered to your inbox ...

This custom cosmetics lab lets you blend-your-own lippie - Daily Telegraph

CAN'T find the perfect shade of lipstick? Rather than settle for Ruby Red or Timeless Tawny, now you can blend-your-own at custom cosmetic studio, The Lip Lab. Founded by sisters Courtney and Kimberley Treacy, The Lib Lab has grown to include 14 stores ...

The international bipartisan banner and Oz politics - The Strategist (blog)

There's not much distance between Mr Grothe and Mr Living. The bash and bombast of the Lib–Lab domestic fight is the deep division of small differences. Now to Lib–Lab bipartisanship around international issues. As long as each side can tick these ...

Library science videos do a deep dive on pressure - Corvallis Gazette Times

At the end of all that, Fillo, creator, host and showrunner for "Lib Lab," an educational video series produced in partnership with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, had just a few hours to shoot a demonstration of how pressure affects ...

Beauty Party Ideas On The Gold Coast - Hit 107

If you still haven't tried The Lib Lab here on the GC, you need to give it a go! Making your own lippy has never been easier and more fun, so why not share it with some of your closest girl friends who can enjoy it too? For bookings of 4-6 people at ...

David Steel names his price for Lib-Lab pact - archive, 1977 - The Guardian

Mr David Steel yesterday presented a ten-point package to the Prime Minister as the foundation for a round of negotiations between the Government and Liberal Party aimed at a renewed Lib-Lab pact to sustain the Government through another parliamentary ...

Tactical voting to beat the Tories: does the maths equal a coalition? - The Guardian

A perfectly-executed Lab/Lib pact could reduce that to about 361, handing 25 seats to Labour and 6 to the Lib Dems. SNP voters can make little difference since progressives already hold 58/59 Scottish seats and the Tories aren't expected to gain any.

Tim Farron rules out Lib-Lab pact because of `toxic´ Jeremy Corbyn - Daily Mail

The Lib Dem leader said his party, which has just nine MPs, would not consider an electoral deal with Labour because Mr Corbyn is “electorally toxic”. “The difficulty we've got with Labour at the moment is that they are on the wrong side of the ...

'Corbyn is TOXIC' Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says he would NOT think of Lib-Lab coalition - Express.co.uk

The Liberal Democrat leader attacked the Islington North MP for his inability to clearly position his party post-Brexit – but claimed Corbyn had positioned Labour on the wrong side of the Brexit debate. Farron – who has made no attempt to hide his ...

Lib Dems Mock Owen Smith With A Little Song, Tell Tony Blair To 'F** Off And Die' - Huffington Post UK

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith has been mocked. In song. By the Liberal Democrats. Every year at the Lib Dem conference, party members unwind with a late night Glee Club sing-along. The tradition sees popular tunes reworded with a political ...

Inside the cult of Nick Xenophon - The Australian

The cause is the way the AEC organises the electorates to ensure that the Lib/Lab duopoly is maintained. Here in SA we have 11 seats. They are organised so that Hindmarsh teeters on a knife-edge and 4 other seats (Adelaide, Makin, Barker, Boothby) can ...

Should there be a Lib-Lab pact? Vince Cable and Chris Mullin discuss - BBC News

Tuesday's guest of the day, former Labour Home Office minister Chris Mullin, has suggested how Labour can win the next general election - an electoral pact with the Liberal Democrats. Vince Cable, the former Lib Dem business secretary, joined Mr Mullin ...

Sir Kenneth Stowe: Assistant to three prime ministers noted for his work on the Lib-Lab pact and the Ulster peace ... - The Independent

Kenneth Stowe was the dedicated and diligent civil servant who orchestrated Harold Wilson's resignation as Prime Minister in 1976, negotiated the Lib-Lab Pact for his successor James Callaghan, put out the feelers that began the Northern Ireland peace ...

Explainer: what is a confidence-and-supply government? - The Conversation UK

As seen with the Lib-Lab pact, once policy objectives have been met, it can be difficult to retain the support of minor parties. There are risks for the minor party in entering a confidence-and-supply agreement. This would not be a formal coalition so ...

Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice? - The Independent

The attempt to blackmail Smith took place around the time of the “Lib-Lab pact” of 1977-78, when the Labour government was maintaining power with the support of Liberal MPs. Boss sought to destabilise the government and hasten an election and the ...

Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies - Liberal Democrat Voice

David Steel as leader of the Liberal Party managed to ride out the scandal that arose from Jeremy Thorpe's court case as well as reaching a deal with the Callaghan minority Labour Government (The Lib-Lab Pact) and still manage an OK result in the 1979 ...

General election 2015: why a multi-party coalition is a possibility - The Guardian

The two likely features of election night next May are that Labour and the Conservatives will end up with similar numbers of MPs, and that the Lib Dems will suffer serious losses. If nothing else changed, a Lib-Lab or Lib-Con coalition would probably ...

My rivals should be hanged for treason, says Ukip candidate - Telegraph.co.uk

Mr Ferguson wrote: “The Lib-Lab-Cons have conspired with a foreign power, the EU, and are all thereby guilty of treason. They have sold Britain, which is the fifth largest economy, illegally into increasing slavery inside the EU dictatorship. Those ...

The Liberal–Labour movement refers to the practice of local Liberal associations accepting and supporting candidates who were financially maintained by trade unions. These candidates stood for the British Parliament with the aim of representing the working classes, while remaining supportive of the Liberal Party in general.

"Lib-Lab(s)" redirects here. See Lib-Lab pact for UK Liberal Party-Labour Party agreements and LibLab for the Norwegian think-tank.

The Liberal–Labour movement refers to the practice of local Liberal associations accepting and supporting candidates who were financially maintained by trade unions. These candidates stood for the British Parliament with the aim of representing the working classes, while remaining supportive of the Liberal Party in general.

The first Lib–Lab candidate to stand was George Odger in the Southwark by-election of 1870. The first Lib–Lab candidates to be elected were Alexander MacDonald and Thomas Burt, both members of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB), in the 1874 general election. In 1880, they were joined by Henry Broadhurst of the Operative Society of Masons and the movement reached its peak in 1885, with twelve MPs elected. These include William Abraham (Mabon) in the Rhondda division whose claims to the Liberal nomination were essentially based on his working class credentials.

The candidates generally stood with the support of the Liberal Party, the Labour Representation League and one or more trade unions. After 1885, decline set in. Disillusion grew from the defeat of the Manningham Mills Strike, a series of decisions restricting the activity of unions, culminating in the Taff Vale Case and largely unchallenged by the Liberal Party, and the foundation of the Independent Labour Party in 1892 followed by its turn towards trade unionism.

The formation of the Labour Representation Committee in 1900 followed by the Labour Party in 1906, meant that in the House of Commons, there were two groups of MPs containing Trade Union sponsored MPs, sitting on either side of the chamber. (about 28 took the Labour whip and about 23 took the Liberal whip) The Trades Union Congress decided to instruct its affiliate unions to require their MPs to stand at the next election as Labour Party candidates and take the Labour whip. Of the 23 Trade Union sponsored Liberal MPs, 15 were sponsored by unions affiliated to the Miners Federation of Great Britain (MFGB). When the MFGB affiliated to the Labour Party in 1909, most of their MPs joined Labour after the January 1910 general election.

The Liberal-Labour group finally died out at the 1918 general election, when Thomas Burt (by then Father of the House) and Arthur Richardson stood down.