BBC Question Time – LDV open thread, 25 June 2009 #bbcqt

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Yes, it’s that time of the week again – so pour yourself a stiff drink, plump the cushions and settle back in your sofa to enjoy/endure another hour of love it/hate it political debate courtesy of BBC1 Question Time. Holding (…)

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Brown's five Iraq inquiry U-turns explained

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow has been a busy boy – he’s been trying to keep pace with the Government’s U-turns since Gordon Brown made his statement announcing the Iraq inquiry last week. He reckons there have been a possible nine, (…)

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Coming later tonight – new format to LDV #bbcqt open thread

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Lib Dem Voice readers are familiar with our weekly BBC1 Question Time open threads – your chance to sound off about the programme while it’s on-air, or to indulge in some post-match analysis of the panellists’ performances, all from the (…)

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Adonis declares end of the road for road-pricing

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

From today’s FT (well worth reading today for other reasons): The government will “definitely not” proceed with a national road-user charging scheme if it wins the next election, the new transport secretary has said, in the most comprehensive renunciation so (…)

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Chris Fox appointed Lib Dems' interim chief executive

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Ros Scott, the Lib Dem party president, has just issued the following announcement that Chris Fox will take over as interim chief executive of the party during July: Following this month’s announcement that we will be appointing an Interim Chief (…)

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FT editorial: Lib Dems' "ultimate selling point is they are not like the other parties"

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

Following on from yesterday’s feature interview with Nick Clegg, today’s Financial Times carries a generous editorial on the Lib Dems and the party’s contribution to British politics: Nick Clegg, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that it is (…)

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Lib Dems force government climbdown on MPs' pension increases

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

As the BBC reports: Plans to raise taxpayers’ contributions to MPs’ pensions have been dropped, ahead of a Commons debate. A planned increase had been accepted by all parties in March but the government now says it will accept a (…)

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