NEW POLL: Who do you least want to be Prime Minister in a year’s time: Gordo or Dave?

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

Oooh, here’s a nasty ‘forced choice’ question to thrust upon LDV’s readers … let’s assume for a moment that, by some quirk of electoral fate, the Lib Dems do not storm to victory at the next general election, and Nick Clegg is not asked by Her Maj to form the next government. A far-fetched scenario, […]

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #143

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

Welcome to the 143rd of our weekly round-ups from the Lib Dem blogosphere, featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (8th – 14th November 2009), together with a hand-picked quintet, partly courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.
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There are times you do need to actually ask

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

A couple of weeks back, I wrote about ‘Asking without asking’ – how an institution can build such a close relationship with a prospective donor that, in the end, asking them for money is either unnecessary or a formality. I (…)

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Letter of the Day: unable to organise a piss-up in a student union?

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

Carnage UK is “an organisation that organises drinking events for an estimated 350,000 undergraduates in 45 towns and cities every year.” In a letter to The Guardian, Reverend Geoff Reid is unimpressed at the lack of self-reliance among the current (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 16 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

2 Big Stories

It’s the last Queen’s Speech before the general election
Which can only mean, as The Times reports:
Gordon Brown will begin a six-month election campaign this week with one of the shortest but most deliberately political programmes of recent years. … In a podcast on the Downing Street website, Mr Brown said that Britons wanted […]