10 key Lib Dem questions for 2010

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 2009

In what is fast becoming a pre-New Year tradition as eagerly anticipated as ‘the biggest ever DFS sale’, Lib Dem Voice is publishing its list of 10 key questions, the answers to which we think might well help shape 2010 for the party. You can read last year’s list here; and our answers to those […]

A look back at the polls: December ‘09

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 2009

The last month of the year: a time for taking stock, and anticpating the challenges of the 12 months to come. So what could be more fitting than for LDV – no slavish followers of the polls, we – to reflect on 2009’s polls? Let’s start, though, with the latest polling data. Here, in chronological […]

Our starters for 2009 – how did we do? (Part II)

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2009

A year ago, Lib Dem Voice posed 10 questions, the answers to which we believed might shape the Lib Dem year – time to revisit them, wethinks. To read Part I dealing with Qs 1-5, click here.
6. Will Nick Clegg more fully establish himself as party leader, recognised both by the public and media as […]

Our starters for 2009 – how did we do? (Part I)

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2009

A year ago, Lib Dem Voice posed 10 questions, the answers to which we believed might shape the Lib Dem year – time to revisit them, wethinks.
1. Will there be a general election in 2009? (If yes, many of the rest of the questions will have very different answers).
No, there wasn’t: with Labour recording their […]

LDV video message: nominate your Liberal Voice of the Year 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2009

Here’s the video message I’ve recorded encouraging readers of Lib Dem Voice to nominate the non-Lib Dem individual, group or organisation they believe has had the biggest impact on promoting liberal values in the past 12 months for our Liberal (…)

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Who’s your Liberal Voice of 2009?

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

LDV wants to find out who our readers think merits the title Liberal Voice of the Year 2009, and we’ll be running a New Year poll to find the individual or group in British politics which has most inspired you in the last year. But, as is our traditional little twist, we want to look […]

The Lib Dem donor who’s “one of the most powerful men in the City”

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

The Times today profiles Paul Marshall, founder of top hedge fund manager Marshall Wace, and a former SDP/Liberal Alliance candidate who has donated in excess of £162,000 to the Liberal Democrats as well re-founding the liberal think-tank Centre Forum. Here’s an excerpt:
Mr Marshall, who stepped back from his investment role in 2004, decided to […]

LDV readers say: we least want David Cameron to be the next Prime Minister

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

A few weeks back, I posed the question here on LDV: In the event of Nick Clegg not forming a government after the next election, who do you *least want* to be Prime Minister in a year’s time? And to give our poll that little added piquancy I offered only two options: Gordon Brown or […]

‘A lot less disagreement’ between Lib Dems and Tories, says David Cameron. Excellent news!

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

And verily did David Cameron spake forth unto the multitude of political journalists desperate for Bank Holiday copy, and lo he did utter his New Year platitude:
Let’s be honest that whether you’re Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat, you’re motivated by pretty much the same progressive aims: a country that is safer, fairer, greener and where […]

Daily View 2×2: 28 December 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

Morning all, and welcome to LDV’s Bank Holiday edition of the Daily View, on the day in 1832 John C. Calhoun became the first Vice President of the United States to resign, and the Peak District became the UK’s first National Park in 1950. And a very happy birthday to 28th US President Woodrow Wilson, […]