LibLink … Nick Clegg: The Liberal Democrats are not for sale

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2010

Over at The Times, Nick Clegg has penned an article setting out, perhaps in the clearest detail yet, exactly how the Lib Dems will respond in the event of a ‘hung Parliament’. He begins by noting the heat-without-light debate that the new year has brought:
Much of what we have heard so far is unsurprising: absurd […]

Belated LDV statporn for 2009. And my answer to the question, does it matter?

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2010

Call it laziness, call it New Year ennui, but I’d half a mind not to re-commence my monthly LDV statporn posts. I realise they can be a little bit self-congratulatory and/or self-obsessed. But I’ve finally got round to doing it. And here’s why.
First, because I think it’s only fair to LDV’s readers and, more importantly, […]

Cameron’s confusion over Tory marriage tax plans

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2010

It can be hard pre-launching an election campaign, can’t it? Here’s the PoliticsHome rolling news front page from today:

At 3.04 pm, the site reported:

David Cameron said he could not guarantee a Conservative government would be able to offer a tax break to married couples, despite having personally supported such a move. “It’s something within a […]

Daily View 2×2: 4 January 2010

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2010

Morning all, and welcome to LDV’s ‘Back-to-Work’* edition of the Daily View, on the day in 1642 King Charles I sent soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, and Rose Heilbron became the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, in 1972. And a very happy birthday to Sir Isaac Newton, born […]