Two pieces in the New Statesman have crossed my desk recently, and I thought I’d pass them on.
First, a quick Q&A with Lib Dem peer Julia Neuberger, including this rather positive outlook:
Are we all doomed?
Absolutely not! Not only are we not doomed, we’ve got a bloody great responsibility to turn things around when we feel as if we are.
Me, I always feel as if the Eco-Apocalypse is just around the corner.
And secondly, David Laws pens a piece in reply to Andrew Adonis’s review of his book.
I am one of those many politicians across all parties who admire Andrew Adonis. If I didn’t, I would not feel the need to respond to his review of my account of the formation of the Lib Dem-Conservative coalition in last week’s New Statesman. Andrew suggested that I have written a “highly informative [but] highly partisan” account, before plunging into a highly partisan review of my book. Indeed, he has produced not so much a review as a conspiracy theory, propped up by a few selective quotes.
Those links in full:
- David Laws’s response article in New Statesman
- Andrew Adonis’s initial review
- LDV review of David Laws’s book.