PMQs: Vince tackles Gordon on Northern Rock (again)

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2007

No quips today – acting Lib Dem leader Vince Cable returned to the scene of his triumph last week to quiz the Prime Minister on Northern Rock, demanding once again to know what guarantees Labour has received that the taxpayers’ (…)

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Opinion: Football's liberal lessons

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2007

Despite supporting Everton I’m a bit of a football fan, so I was interested to read this thought-provoking article by Simon Kuper in today’s Financial Times. He rejects some of the recent isolationist talk that England’s national team suffers from (…)

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Team Huhne: Chris is catching up

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2007

At the weekend, Nick Clegg’s campaign team released their canvassing figures of c.6,000 members showing Nick polling around 60% of the vote. The party estimates that about half the ballot papers issued have been returned; in 2006, c.70% of members (…)

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Ashdown set to become super-envoy to Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2007

So says The Guardian: Gordon Brown and President George Bush are expected in the next week to bring some badly needed coordination to aid and military effort in Afghanistan by appointing Lord Ashdown as super-envoy to the country. Brown is (…)

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Top Lib Dem media tarts: Sept-Nov 2007

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2007

Which Lib Dem MPs received the most media mentions between 1st September 2007 and 30th November, 2007? To find out I trawled Lexis-Nexis’s online database of all UK national newspapers (and a huge number of regional ones), feeding in the (…)

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