Transparency is for Lib Dems, too

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The casual reader of this post – Duff-Verhofstadt drive to federal Europe sees its first Liberal casualty – over at The Yorkshire Guidon blog might not understand its full implication: Former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, in the running to lead (…)

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Find Tory David Amess's £1,500 website and win an LDV prize!

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The Southend Echo reports (hat-tip to Peter Welch): SOUTHEND West Conservative MP David Amess claimed more than £1,500 on expenses for website design and hosting. However, the only website the Echo has been able to find dedicated to Mr Amess (…)

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LDV readers say: big yes to Nick Clegg's Trident U-turn

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

A week ago, Nick Clegg announced his decision to become the first mainstream party leader to declare openly his opposition to the UK renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent: “the world has changed, the facts have changed, you’ve got to change (…)

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What do you think of the Tories' new European Conservatives and Reformists group?

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The announcement of the Tories’ formal establishment of the new anti-federalist grouping in the European Parliament – the European Conservatives and Reformists group – was (deliberately) buried by the party yesterday on a day when they realised political attention would (…)

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