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Credit crunch chocolate going down a treat at conference

The London Evening Standard's Paul Waugh reports that "Clegg and Cable's Credit Crunch Chocolate" has been a very popular freebie at the Lib Dem conference. The chocolate - accompanied by its "That's a Mouthful" motto - is up for grabs at the Liberal Youth stand.  

Twitter tags backfire for Lib Dems

The Lib Dem website featured some rather less complimentary than hoped comments yesterday, when the twitter hashtag #ldconf backfired. Some of the tweets displayed prominently on the site included insults against Miriam Clegg, and suggestions that "yawning" activists were leaving the conference hall. Another said: "Clegg asks in speech 'what will you say to voters at the next election?' the lib dem behind me in hall says 'I'm sorry'".

David Laws working on insider account

The government may still be in its early days, but already a former minister his working on an inside account of the coalition. According to the Daily Mail's Andrew Pierce, David Laws is currently writing about his experience on the Liberal Democrat negotiating team and his short-lived role as chief secretary to the treasury before. The book is due to be titled "22 days in May".

Labour Uncut: 'David Miliband has won'

Labour Uncut blogger Dan Hodges has declared David Miliband the winner of the Labour leadership election.  In a blog this morning, Hodges writes "this Saturday David Miliband will become leader of the Labour Party...the New Labour era will be over."

Bloggers come up with political 'litmus test'

Three top political blogs have teamed up to create a 'political litmus test'.  The test is designed to map out the ideological landscape of British politics, looking at different attitudes both within and between the main political parties.