The Lib Dems' 'Smeargate' silence: well-judged or a missed opportunity?

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2009

Like it or not, there’s no doubting that the political story of the past few days has been Damian McBride’s leaked emails touting various smear stories targeting Tories. Yet visit the Lib Dem website and you will find no mention; (…)

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Respec' to Da Fink: Comment Central apologises to Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2009

Straightforward public apologies are an almost extinct species. Such mea culpas are nearly always hedged-about, heavily-caveatted, explained-away with mealy-mouthed phrases (‘the general point remains’, ‘based on information available at the time’, ‘written in good faith’). So I’m going simply to (…)

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