How many times did Tony phone Rupert before declaring war on Iraq?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2007

Thanks to Lib Dem peer Lord Avebury – aka Eric Lubbock, a famous by-election victor – we now know the answer: three times. The BBC’s Martin Rosenbaum provides a good analysis here. The press notice from Lord Avebury’s solicitors, Bindmans, (…)

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What to make of the by-elections?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2007

I’m not the greatest fan of Parliamentary by-elections. They provide, almost invariably, an unedifying political spectacle in which fairness, objectivity and the public become by-standers to the main event. That turnout is usually low – despite the avalanche of leaflets, (…)

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When will the Lib Dems have a London mayoral candidate?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2007

The six Tory candidates – Boris plus five others – vying to become the party’s nominee to take on Labour’s Ken Livingstone for London mayor have been revealed on Conservative Home here. Last week, we asked the question, who should (…)

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Is Nick Clegg right – are traffic cams a ‘Trojan Horse’?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2007

A new Home Office proposal, accidentally released today, suggests road pricing cameras could be used by police to track drivers’ movements in England and Wales. The Lib Dem shadow home secretary, Nick Clegg, is quoted in this BBC Online report: (…)

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