Congratulations to Peter Welch…

by Stephen Tall on January 23, 2009

… on being selected as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Southend West, the seat of David Amess (the chicken-runner from Basildon). Peter is a Lib Dem blogger, formerly with Liberal Review (in many ways the precursor to LDV), and latterly (…)

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Another day, another survey showing Vince Cable to be the British Obama*

by Stephen Tall on January 23, 2009

In fact, this one came yesterday and we at LDV missed it. But frankly it’s becoming almost passé to note that the Lib Dems’ shadow chancellor is more trusted than any other politician to sort out the current financial crisis. (…)

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Think before you Facebook

by Stephen Tall on January 23, 2009

The St Helens Reporter brings us news of an embarrassment for a Lib Dem councillor, following online comments he made via Facebook, remarking that it was a “great shame” that two recently deceased Labour councillors did not represent Lib Dem (…)

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Is David Cameron a progressive? Discuss…

by Stephen Tall on January 23, 2009

There’s some coverage today of David Cameron’s speech to the left-of-centre Demos think-tank yesterday, in which he set out how the Tory party under his leadership would follow a progressive agenda. You can read the BBC report here, and the (…)

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UK officially in recession

by Stephen Tall on January 23, 2009

We can stop using caveat-heavy phrases such as ‘the looming recession’ – it’s now officially here, as the BBC reports: The UK is officially in recession for the first time since the early 1990s, government figures have confirmed. Gross domestic (…)

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