LibLink: Nick Clegg – Your choice: the old politics, or the new

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2010

Over at the Independent today, Nick Clegg argues that the electorate is weary of two-party wrangling and tactical voting. The voters, he says, are ready for a third option, one which breaks new ground. I guess that would be us, then. Here’s an excerpt:
This election could be an election of renewal, when the old politics […]

Pollwatch – State of the Leaders: Clegg +14%, Brown -24%, Cameron +9% (Feb. 2010)

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2010

Yesterday, Pollwatch looked at the state of the parties in January; today it’s the turn of the party leaders.
As with all polls, what follows comes with caveats. Only two polling companies – YouGov and Angus RS – this past month asked questions specifically to find out the public’s views of the three main party […]

Top Lib Dem asks: was Ashcroft’s peerage given under false pretences?

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2010

Today’s Telegraph reports that Lib Dem peer Lord (Matthew) Oakeshott has called for all documents relating to Tory donor Lord (Michael) Ashcroft’s peerage to be made public to establish whether the Queen conferred the honour under false pretences:
Lord Oakeshott, Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman, wrote to Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell, urging him to publish all […]

The LDV Friday Sunday Five: 7 March 2010

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2010

It’s Sunday. It’s one o’clock. Which can mean only one thing: we must apologise for the late running of our regular Friday Five supplement. So, sorry. So sorry. Anyway, here’s a fistful of lists that sum up the LDV week:
5 most-read stories on LDV this week
1. Lord Clement-Jones on the Digital Economy Bill: web […]