BBC Question Time – LDV open thread, 16 July 2009 #bbcqt

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2009

It’s Thursday, it’s 10.35 pm … it’s BBC1’s Question Time. The incorrigible Lembit Opik is the Lib Dem representative on tonight’s edition – fresh from helping launch today’s ‘Say No to Size Zero’ campaign with model Katie Green. The Lib (…)

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Stormin' Norm: "One in seven MPs in luxurious Government cars"

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2009

Here’s the innocuous-enough sounding press release from the Deprtment of Transport, ‘Cost of Ministerial Cars for 2008’. But look at the bottom-line – well, you could do if they’d published one. What the bottom-line would show is that the cost (…)

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Total Politics Best Blog Poll 2009: vote now!

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2009

It’s that time of year again, when Total Politics asks blog-readers to vote for your Top 10 favourite blogs. This year the poll is being co-promoted/sponsored by Lib Dem Voice in conjunction with LabourList and Iain Dale’s Diary. The rules (…)

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LDV readers say: almost half believe anonymous job applications "an unnecessary measure"

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, Lib Dem Voice highlighted Lynne Featherstone’s campaign to make it mandatory for all written job applications to be anonymous, in order to eliminate any subconscious discrimination employers might harbour when they (eg) see a name (…)

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