Tories in a muddle on Europe (plus ça change)

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

Tory leader David Cameron found himself on slippery terrain today when giving his monthly press conference to journalists. The question repeatedly asked was straightforward enough: the Tories have committed to holding a referendum on the EU reform treaty – will (…)

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New poll: the alternative leadership contest

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

Barring something remarkable taking place between now and close of nominations, the coming leadership campaign will be a two-horse race between Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne. A number of potential candidates have ruled themselves out of the race despite messages (…)

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The leadership contest on video

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

For those who (like me) missed the Clegg-Huhne debate on Andrew Marr’s Sunday AM show on BBC1 last Sunday, here’s the link. Well worth watching, as both candidates are on excellent form. And NewburyToday.co.uk was on hand at the party’s (…)

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Which Lib Dem shadow cabinet job should Charles get?

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

Both leadership contenders have stated they want to see former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy make a return to the party’s shadow cabinet: * Chris Huhne – “The party needs Charles to come back in a key, front-line role as (…)

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Yates of the Yard to face MPs

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

The House of Commons public administration select committee will today grill Assistant Commissioner John Yates, the top cop whose 16-month “cash-for-honours” resulted in no charges – it was announced in July that no figures from Labour would face prosecution, and (…)

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