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ANALYSIS: End of the line? Glasgow Airport may still get its surface link - HeraldScotland

GARL, as the ill-fated scheme was called, was, in SNP eyes, one of the old vanity transport projects they had inherited from their LibLab predecessors. It was Glasgow's Edinburgh Trams. For Labour Mr Swinney's decision was a 'dagger at the heart of ...

DUP £1bn deal to support Theresa May... but Nicola Sturgeon brands agreement 'grubby' - Express.co.uk

The move marks the first two-party deal of its kind to support a government since the Lib-Lab pact under prime minister James Callaghan in the 1970s. Mrs May formally dropped Tory manifesto plans for scrapping the triple-lock protection of state ...

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 ...

Library's science guy - Corvallis Gazette Times

Members of the Oregon State Marching Band use converted trash can drums to demonstrate how vortices work during filming of an episode of "Lib Lab" at Reser Stadium on May 17. The online video series illustrates scientific principles for general audiences.

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.

Last Night's Review: This House, Minerva Theatre, Chichester - Daily Echo

Those of us who did and are old enough to recall the Labour – and for a short period Lib-Lab Pact – government of 1974-79 will know that despite the challenges faced by today's political class, life in the Commons is near as damn it tame. This was ...

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

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 angle. This year in Brighton, the songbook included this ditty (to be sung to the theme from ...

Did the PM trick his party into the coalition? The battle for No.10 was on a knife edge. But many Tory MPs feel Dave ... - Daily Mail

Even if, as Cameron maintains, Brown was making wild offers that effectively amounted to the same thing, the fact remains that no formal offer could have been made, for the simple reason that formal Lib–Lab negotiations had not started by the time ...

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 ...

Book Review: “Selling Students Short” By Richard Hil – Neoliberal Corruption Of Corporatised Australian Universities - CounterCurrents.org

Successive neoliberal, anti-science and anti-intellectual Lib-Lab (conservative Coalition and Labor Right) Australian governments and corporatised Australian universities – and their neoliberal counterparts throughout the world - are indeed ...

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

Between 1977 and 1978 the Liberal party, under David Steel, entered into the “Lib-Lab pact” with Jim Callaghan's Labour government. Callaghan is the only British PM to preside over a confidence-and-supply government. PA. In exchange for their support, ...

Election 2015: Ed Miliband is the man Vladimir Putin wants to run Britain,' say Tories - Telegraph.co.uk

The so-called "challenger's" clash only includes those parties outside of government, but the decision to join by Ed Miliband - leader of a party which could get ten times the number of seats as the Lib Dems - has caused frustration here. "I would love ...

Why a Labour/Lib Dem coalition must still be an option – and Nick Clegg needn't be the price - New Statesman

That has led to this current campaign being an unusual one in which there is almost no talk of a Lab-Lib coalition after it. Instead, "hung parliament" talk focuses on Labour working with the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the Greens and the SDLP. This is ...

Every single possible coalition and post-election power-sharing deal - in one chart - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

A Lib-Lab pact? Conservatives sharing power with Ukip? The Scottish Nationalists propping up Labour, with help from the Lib Dems? The various combinations and permutations for post-election powersharing are just about the only thing politicians think ...

Party like it's 1974: why a book about the Seventies is suddenly relevant again - New Statesman

Party like it's 1974: why a book about the Seventies is suddenly relevant again. Simon Hoggart and Alistair Michie's history of the Lib-Lab pact 1977-78 will feel eerily familiar to any student of the Coalition. Sign up for our weekly email *. By ...

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 ...

Nick Clegg Could Be Prime Minister For Month After Election If David Cameron 'F**ked Off', Says Lib Dem Sir Nick Harvey - Huffington Post UK

Harvey said: "If it was a Lib-Lab discussion going on, Cameron ought to remain in office. If he was so fucked off he didn't want to, I would understand that in human terms. But I think personally it would be a dereliction of duty, I think he should ...

Is "vote Green, get Tory" really the best that Labour propagandists can come up with? - NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL LOLS (blog)

Recent polls have shown the Lib-Lab-Con Westminster establishment with the lowest share of the vote between them in history (just 66% according to a January 2015 Ashcroft poll). If this trend towards the smaller parties continues until the General ...

The seeds of a Lib/Lab pact have already been sown - Left Foot Forward

While Lib Dem ministers have notionally argued that Labour would be fiscally irresponsible, these are merely words they feel they have to say. When it comes to the Tories, Lib Dems feel every bit of the venom they now have trained on Cameron and ...

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 ...

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.

Lib Lab Episode 4: Vortices

Vortex rings are an amazing phenomenon, and with a bit of added smoke look absolutely brilliant, but how do they work? Lets find out in this exciting and ...

Lib Lab Episode 3: Soft Robots

Make your own soft robot actuator and learn about robotics technology! This is the third episode of our LIB LAB (Library Laboratory) STEAM video series. In this ...

LIB LAB Episode 5: 5 ways to watch the Eclipse Safely!

A total solar eclipse will hit the United States August 21st, 2017, will you be ready to watch? Check out this LIB LAB List Episode on 5 ways to watch the eclipse ...

Lib Lab Episode 2: Solar Eclipse

Make your own pinhole projector & learn about the total solar eclipse! This is the second episode of our LIB LAB (Library Laboratory) STEAM video series. In this ...

LIB LAB Library Laboratory Pilot Episode: Make your own rocket & learn about propulsion

This is the pilot episode for our LIB LAB (Library Laboratory) STEAM series videos. In this episode, make your own rocket & learn about propulsion! Kids are ...

Eclipse: LIB LAB Man on the Street

A.J. interviews people on the street to see if they know how to use a Ritz Cracker to watch the Eclipse. Special thanks to J.L. Kiff Vinyard for the thumbnail image!