Vince on the pre-budget report

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

The BBC’s fairly self-explanatory report – Darling ‘using Lib Dem air tax’ – can be read here. For those who’d like to enjoy Vince’s wise words in full here they are, brought to you thanks to the wonder that is (…)

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Lib Dem leadership announcement this Sunday

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

Before those of you outside Wales get too excited… This from the BBC: The leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Welsh assembly, Mike German, is expected to reveal this weekend whether he wants to remain in the job. Mr (…)

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Meltdown in meltdown shocker

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

Just nine days ago (seems a lifetime) it was Cameron who was in ‘meltdown’ (The Observer). Today it’s Team Gordon who are in ‘meltdown’ (ConHome). Other current ‘meltdown’ news items include: the hunt for Madeleine McCann (The Sun), the US (…)

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Not a good week to be Gordon Brown

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

First, came Yellow Saturday, when he ditched his plans to call an election Then, yesterday, the Parliamentary ombudsman criticised the former Chancellor’s own invention, the bureaucratic and complex tax credit system, as being “unfair” to some of the UK’s poorest (…)

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Ming on Iraq

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

I had thought Ming’s House of Commons statement on Iraq yesterday would be up on his website, so wasn’t going to post it on LDV – but as it wasn’t here it is, verbatim, courtesy of Hansard: Sir Menzies Campbell (…)

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Oh gawd, now they’re wheeling out Baxter

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2007

There’s nothing amateur psephologists and party hacks like more then feeding the latest poll figures into Martin Baxter’s Electoral Calculus seats predictor. Tonight, there’s a small ripple of excitement in the blogosphere as it shows the Lib Dems with zero (…)

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