What 'Smeargate' tells us about media news reporting

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2009

The last couple of days have seen a flurry of new, post-Easter weekend polls. As LDV’s regular readers will know, we don’t cover individual polls, preferring to round them up on a monthly basis rather than become over-excited by any (…)

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Clegg on Brown's MPs' expenses reforms: "Bringing the Brussels gravy train to Westminster is not the way to fix our expenses system.”

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2009

The Evening Standard billboards I walked past this evening proclaimed, more than a little hyperbolically, Brown axes MPs’ expenses. The truth is a little more mundane – you can read the full text of the written statement from Commons leader (…)

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"Liberal Democrats – a party ahead of the pack" (And Other Media Stories)

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2009

Time was the announcement of Lib Dem taxation policies would have been almost entirely ignored. And, if they were covered, the focus would have been exclusively on the ‘U-turn’ element of yesterday’s announcement that the party has dropped its less-than-a-year-old (…)

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Can the Lib Dems come second in June Euro elections?

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2009

There must be something in the water in Wales that instils deep confidence in our leaders. The Welsh Lib Dems’ leader, Kirsty Williams, has her ‘Project 31’, with its aim of propelling the party into majority government in the Welsh (…)

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