Lib Dems on air over the weekend

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2007

Quick alert for those wanting to see/hear Lib Dem MPs live on air in the next three days: Tonight (Fri), Lynne Featherstone will be on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions at 8.00 pm; On Sunday, Vince Cable will be on (…)

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A look back at the polls: November

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2007

We tend not to be too poll-obsessed here at LDV – of course we look at them, as do all other politico-geeks, but viewed in isolation no one poll will tell you very much beyond what you want to read (…)

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BBC Question Time: open thread

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2007

Sarah Teather, Lib Dem Shadow Secretary for Innovation, Universities and Skills, is one of the panellists on tonight’s edition of Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT). She’ll be alongside Minister of State for Employment Caroline (…)

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The Economist: Lib Dems "are lucky in their candidates"

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2007

No endorsement of any one candidate, but a fairly decent (though by no means uncritical) write-up of the Lib Dem leadership candidates in this week’s Economist, which is well worth reading in full. Here’s the conclusion: There are reasons to (…)

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BBC Q&A with the leadership contenders

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2007

The Lib Dem leadership contenders – Nick Clegg and Chris Huhne – have been answering BBC.co.uk readers’ questions: Nick by e-mail and Chris on video. Here’s the link. Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

PMQs: Vince labels Gordon 'Mr Bean'

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2007

What is there left to say? Another great PMQs’ performance from Vince has even got PoliticalBetting.com worrying that he’s setting the bar too high for whichever of Nick or Chris succeeds him as party leader. For the record, I think (…)

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Nailing the Michael Brown smear

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2007

Iain Dale has, yet again, raised the issue of the £2.4m donation to the Lib Dems from Michael Brown. According to Iain this shows the party hasn’t a leg to stand on when we demand that Labour and the Tories (…)

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London hustings – views from the blogs

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2007

Yesterday’s London leadership hustings has produced a fair few insta-reactions across the blogosphere – all judiciously fair-minded, too. (An outbreak of civility among the blogging community! – what’s happening to us? It’s almost as if we’ve come to the conclusion (…)

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Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #40

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2007

Welcome to the 40th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (18th – 25th November), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed. And (…)

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Opinion: Uninspired? Don’t blame Nick or Chris. It’s our fault

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2007

I remain resolutely undecided, reliant on today’s London leadership hustings finally to make up my mind. But one thing I am sure about: I hope it’s the last time we as Lib Dems hold a leadership contest to such an (…)

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