The Labour Party & Scottish Devolution, 1967-79: a case study in British political expediency … Part II

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2010

As trailed here, over the next few weeks I’m publishing ‘The Labour Party & Scottish Devolution, 1967-79: a case study in British political expediency’, the thesis I wrote as an undergraduate some 12 years ago. You can catch up with (…)

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The Guardian’s approving verdict on the Lib Dems’ manifesto principles is correct … but for the wrong reasons

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2010

Nick Clegg will have enjoyed reading this morning’s Guardian editorial (Nick Clegg: Liberal parenting) over his breakfast porridge today. The paper commends Nick for yesterday’s launch of the principles which will underpin the Lib Dems’ election manifesto.
At the same time it betrays the Guardian’s usual unawareness of the party’s democratic decision-making principles. According to […]