Okay, okay, I admit defeat… here are my 25 random things

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

I’ve succombed to what my mum always warned me against: peer pressure. I’ve resisted the 25 random things meme-craze sweeping across Facebook as long as possible. I attempted to deflect it by blogging 25 random things about the Lib Dems (…)

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BBC Question Time (5/2/09): open thread

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

There’s no Lib Dem representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT) – but liberalism will be represented, at least to some degree, by Shami Chakrabati, director of Liberty (and, more importantly, the original LDV Liberal Voice (…)

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Ambulance-chasing, Colin Rosentiel, the Standards Board, and our loss of civic pride

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

Some may feel I’m asking for trouble by highlighting for a second day running the case of Colin Rosentiel, the Lib Dem Cambridge city councillor who allegedly blocked an ambulance on an emergency call to protect some common land. But, (…)

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NEW POLL: was the BBC right to ban Carol Thatcher from The One Show?

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

I’ve avoided for as long as possible the uber-hyped ‘nowtrage’ over Carol Thatcher’s off-air-but-in-the-studio comment that a still-to-be-identified tennis player looks like a ‘golliwog’. It does of course pose lots of interesting questions for liberals: the conflict between freedom of (…)

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