John Hutton was right: Gordon has been ‘a fucking disaster’. But who else was there?

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2009

At long last, what was widely known in Westminster Village circles has rippled out beyond: John Hutton was the cabinet minister who told the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson in 2006 that Gordon Brown would be ‘a fucking disaster’ in the role of prime minister. Well done to BBC Radio 4’s Eddie Mair for wringing […]

Official: Lib Dems the winners in 2009 local by-elections

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2009

There’s been a fair degree of criticism of the Lib Dems’ parliamentary by-election performances in the last couple of years: the 2006 ‘glory days’ of beating Labour in Dunfermline, and coming oh-so-close against the Tories in Bromley have seemed an increasingly distant memory. So, let’s celebrate an arena where the party is doing well: local […]

Vince: the accountants’ choice as Chancellor

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2009

My favourite bedside reading, Aaccountancy Age, has the story:
Vince Cable has emerged as the accountants’ choice for the next Chancellor following the pre-Budget report. In a poll of around 600 readers conducted by Accountancyage.com both before and after the pre-Budget report, the Liberal Democrat deputy leader and shadow chancellor proved popular with members of the […]