Deputy PMQs: Vince tackles Harriet on bankers' bonuses

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

Y’know I’ve expressed my general contempt for the pantomime which passes for Prime Minister’s Questions on many occasions: it’s theatre, mirage, insubstantial: all performance, no content. But we discovered today there’s something worse than the usual rowdy PMQs: when there’s (…)

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Gosport Lib Dem leader banned from council for two years

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

Lib Dem Voice reported last week that Peter Chegwyn, Lib Dem leader on Gosport Council in Hampshire, would this week be facing a standards board tribunal following allegations he used a council vote to protect his music festival. Portsmouth.co.uk reports (…)

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Vince: "This is not so much a White Paper as a blank paper"

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

Here’s the spin bout today’s Government’s Banking Regulation White Paper Labour’s chancellor Alistair Darling was hoping the media would buy, as faithfully recorded by the BBC: UK banks will face tougher regulation and consumers will get more protection, under reforms (…)

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Who'll be the 1,000th member of the LDV Forum?

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

Are you on your way to the Lib Dem Voice Forum? Our private Lib Dem party members-only area currently numbers 988 individuals. Which is wonderful, but does mean there’s another 98% of Lib Dem members not currently signed-up. So how’s (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 8 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

2 Big Stories Labour backbench revolt over abolition of 10p tax rate is defeated Big shock this one, I know… Labour MPs realise too late that their party’s tax changes are hitting the poorest hard in the pocket, threaten to (…)

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