A look back at the polls: May '09

by Stephen Tall on May 31, 2009

We tend not to be too poll-obsessed here at LDV – of course we look at them, as do all other politico-geeks, but viewed in isolation no one poll will tell you very much beyond what you want to read (…)

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That Staggers / Clegg interview in full

by Stephen Tall on May 30, 2009

This week’s New Statesman has an in-depth interview with Nick Clegg by James Macintyre – courtesy the Staggers, there’s a full transcript below, in which the Lib Dem leader confesses/proclaims he’d like to be Prime Minister, relates how Michael Howard (…)

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YouTube 'cos we want to: McKay, Vince and Nads

by Stephen Tall on May 30, 2009

It’s the weekend, so why not sit back in your sofa/deckchair and enjoy the following three poltical videos from the past week… First up, is Andreew Mackay the soon-to-be-former Tory MP for Bracknell and close aide of David Cameron, who (…)

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The LDV weekend meme: worst canvassing experiences

by Stephen Tall on May 30, 2009

Twas the week before polling day, when all through the land Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse Well, we can scarcely complain that this election campaign has been dull. Far from. Trouble is, the single issue which (…)

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How well is Cameron dealing with MPs' expenses?

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2009

Until the last couple of days, received wisdom – both among the mainstream media and the blogosphere – is that David Cameron has had a ‘good crisis’, dealing firmly with those Tory MPs who’ve committed egregious expenses abuses (from moats (…)

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Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #118

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2009

Welcome to the 118th of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (17th-23rd May 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, mostly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 29 May 2009

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2009

2 Big Stories Moves towards voting reform gain momentum As the MPs’ expenses row rumbles on – today’s Telegraph villain is that arch-Eurosceptic Bill Cash – the recognition of the need for electoral reform is gathering pace. After yesterday’s clarion (…)

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Clegg's 100 Day Action Plan to save Britain’s Democracy IN FULL

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2009

No, you weren’t dreaming – you really did wake up to news headlines dominated by the leader of the Lib Dems promenading the party’s proposals to reform the UK’s democratic processes. Full marks to the party’s media operation today – (…)

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Those Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q1, 2009)

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

The Electoral Commission has published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties this week, and LDV’s own Mark Pack has already blogged his success in getting the Commission to report the figures accurately. The Commission’s website does (…)

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Lib Dem MEPs' 'reform and transparency' rankings

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

Ahh, the European elections – those of you who’ve been paying especially close attention to the news in recent weeks may have caught a nano-second of coverage of the issues which will be decided by voters across the EU next (…)

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