BBC Question Time: open thread 30/4/09

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2009

Stormin’ Norman Baker, the party’s shadow transport secretary and tenacious campaigner par excellence, is the Lib Dem representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm). He’ll be joined on the panel by Labour’s environment secretary Hilary (“I’m a (…)

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David Heath on MPs' expenses

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2009

As the BBC reports, the government has won a series of votes on the surviving parts of Gordon Brown’s proposed expenses reforms – but only after Gordon Brown’s main proposal, for a daily parliamentary attendance allowance to replace second homes (…)

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The Economist on the Gurkhas: "a deserved victory for the Lib Dems and their leader Nick Clegg"

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2009

My LDV colleague Richard Huzzey has already rounded-up the media’s praise for Nick Clegg’s campaigning role on behalf of the Ghurkas HERE – while Alex Foster highlighted bloggers’ encomia HERE – but it’s worth also noting The Economist’s pseudonymous columnist (…)

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Lib Dem PPC quits over website

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2009

Oh well, that’ll learn me. A fortnight ago, I reported in highly sceptical terms a story in the Carlisle News & Star about the involvement of Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Carlisle, Steven Tweedie, in an anonymous website “calling for (…)

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