NEW POLL: Is it time to end ‘politically restricted’ jobs?

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2010

Blogging Labour MP Tom Harris has an interesting story today, revealing that Tina Stowell, the BBC’s head of corporate affairs “is not only a wannabe Tory candidate, but still has a live website proclaiming her love of all things Cameron.” But Tom doesn’t point this out in order to fulminate or demand her resignation:
And you […]

Clegg blasts Tory MP Sir Nicholas Winterton: “Sadly some MPs still just don’t get it …”

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2010

Nick Clegg has just tweeted his reaction to Sir Nicholas Winterton’s railing against moves to reduce first-class train travel by MPs – the Tory MP said he needed “peace and quiet” while travelling, and that standard class carriages are occupied by “a totally different type of people.”
The Lib Dem leader’s having none of it, slamming […]

BBC issues usual Question Time non-response

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2010

Cast your mind back two weeks, and you may recall the BBC making a hash of selecting its panel for the weekly political discussion show Question Time.
In the week when the big political issues were the Iraq war, electoral reform and MPs’ expenses – on all of which the Lib Dems have a distinctive […]