Daily Mail: 'The woman who is a stripogram, kissogram and a Lib Dem councillor'

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

And it’s causing ructions in Bideford Town Council in Devon. The full Mail story is here, while the North Devon Gazette’s report is here. Putting aside the faux-outrage of the Mail’s typical nudge-nudge coverage – complete with large, provocative photos (…)

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Who was the greatest British Liberal?

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

Readers of Lib Dem News will have had their attention drawn by Lord Tom McNally to a poll asking: who is the Greatest British Liberal? (The question is being posed by The Journal of Liberal History, and voting is open (…)

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Scottish Lib Dems face fine for late accounts

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

The Herald has the story: The party’s accounting unit missed a deadline to hand over final figures to the Electoral Commission. Parties can face a hefty fine over failure to submit accounts. … A Lib Dem spokeswoman said a copy (…)

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Ming lays odds on date of next general election

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

Clearly the Lib Dem leader has been putting a lot of thought into this, and has shared with BBC Online the following order of likelihood of the date of the next general election: October 2007 – 15% May 2008 – (…)

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£1.7 million: the price of TB’s farewell

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

This from today’s Mirror: TONY Blair entertained celebrity guests as part of his farewell world tour with a string of leaving parties and foreign jaunts that cost taxpayers £1.7million. The former PM racked up a bill of £235,285 on a (…)

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The Harry Potter subtext debate

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2007

There’s a fascinating debate raging among Lib Dem bloggers (where else?) regarding the seeming absence of gay characters in the Harry Potter books; and whether it matters a damn. It was prompted by the Clowns to the Left of Me (…)

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