Clegg: I am not like Obama (but we share the same policies and ideas)

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2009

There’s a good, in-depth and upbeat interview with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in today’s Newcastle Journal: A chipper Mr Clegg declared the North East would be his key hunting ground at the next general election and predicted that regional (…)

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Brian on celebrity, Stockwell, peace-making, the police, drugs, racism and education

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2009

This weekend’s Indy carried a fascinating profile of Brian Paddick, the Lib Dems’ 2008 London mayoral candidate You can read it in full online here. And, indeed, it’s worth reading in full – but this extract in particular caught my (…)

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Is Ken’s return good news for the Tories?

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2009

One of the downsides of Dave’s shadow cabinet dithering is that reshuffle speculation has been going on so long, the story’s moved on. A fortnight ago, even a week ago, Ken Clarke’s return to the Tory front-bench after 11 years (…)

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