10 key Lib Dem questions for 2008

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

Sky News’s Adam Boulton has posted his rather more worldly ’10 Questions for 2008’ over at his Boulton & Co blog: A lot will happen that I can’t predict, but working from the known unknowns of next year’s calendar, here (…)

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New poll: Long to reign over us?

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

The poll for Liberal Voice of the Year 2007 will soon be going live – but, in the interregnum, we thought we’d ask that timeless classic: do you think the British monarchy should be abolished? The hook to hang the (…)

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LDV voted top Lib Dem blog

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

Some 2,300 of Iain Dale’s blog-readers voted in a wide-ranging end-of-year survey across 33 categories, including Lib Dem Blog of the Year. Here are the results: 1. Lib Dem Voice 34% 2. Norfolk Blogger 21% 3. Lynne Featherstone 12% 4. (…)

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88% of Lib Dem MPs support fixed-term Parliaments (majority of Labour and Tory MPs opposed)

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

Iain Dale has highlighted a ComRes survey of 154 MPs – conducted in October this year – revealing that, though support for fixed-term parliaments is on the increase, a majority remain opposed. The breakdown of the poll shows: 88% of (…)

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A look back at the polls: December

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 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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Gordon’s round-up of the year (minus the stinky bits)

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2007

Over at the Number 10 website, they’re reviewing the Prime Minister’s year (well, from June onwards). All the usual favourites are there: how Gordon single-handedly disarmed terrorists in Glasgow, personally mopped-up flooded Britain, and then laid hands upon F&M-infected cattle (…)

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Clegg on Bhutto's assassination: "This is a dark day"

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2007

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has issued his response to the shock assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto: “This is a dark day for everyone who believed in a stable and democratic future for Pakistan. “Benazir Bhutto was (…)

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Top of the Blogs: the Golden Dozen #44

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2007

Welcome to the 44th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (16th-22nd December), together with a hand-picked quintet you might otherwise have missed. An end to (…)

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What the Sunday papers say about Nick Clegg

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2007

Today’s Times and Torygraph both carry generous copious coverage of the Lib Dems following Nick Clegg’s election as leader last Tuesday. The Sunday Times lines up an out-of-her-depth Rosie Millard to quiz Nick – fortunately she quotes Nick extensively, which (…)

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Lib Dems on air over the weekend

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2007

Quick alert for those wanting to see/hear Lib Dem MPs live on air in the next three days: • Tonight (Fri), Sarah Teather, the Lib Dems’ new shadow secretary of state for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, will be on (…)

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