PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on the bank bail-out

by Stephen Tall on January 21, 2009

After last week’s pretty subdued start to the new Parliamentary term at Prime Minister’s Questions, there was a return to the more boisterous rough ‘n’ tumble which passes for debate in this farcical weekly charade in the interests of holding (…)

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Clegg leadership donor is new key player at London Evening Standard

by Stephen Tall on January 21, 2009

With a big tip of the hat to the Guido Fawkes’ blog, there is an intriguing Lib Dem connection to the new owner of the Evening Standard, ex-KGB officer Alexander Lebedev: Lebedev’s consigliere, Justin Byam Shaw, will become deputy chairman. (…)

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LDVUSA: "The flub", the post mortem

by Stephen Tall on January 21, 2009

Thankfully most of the post-Inuaguration media attention has focused – as it should – on the actual content of President Obama’s speech. But there’s also been a fair amount of understandable attention paid to the garbling of the Presidential oath, (…)

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Clegg: refusing to discuss the euro is a “failure of political leadership”

by Stephen Tall on January 21, 2009

Cast your minds back to the Lib Dem conference, and you may recall a coordinated drive by Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and Chris Huhne to signal that the Lib Dems’ attachment to the Euro was no longer a top priority. (…)

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