Nick calls for cross-party Council of Financial Stability

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Hmmm, well I have my doubts about this one. Not the idea: that’s obvious and right. Of course we need to build political consensus in order to carry through the tough spending cuts any party (or parties) which finds itself in government will have to implement.
Only myopic Labour/Tory tribalists will try and pretend a […]

Clegg gets specific on cuts: Lib Dems to cut winter fuel payments for under-65s

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

So reports the BBC:

The Liberal Democrats have said if they won power they would stop the winter fuel allowance for people under 65. Anyone aged 60 can claim the allowance, worth £125 to £400, but the minimum age is due to rise to 65 in 10 years’ time.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said his party […]

Why you cannot afford to ignore even your smallest donors

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

The widow’s mite. It’s a story with which everyone’s familiar. Your generosity is not determined by the absolute value of your gift, but by it’s relative value. For example, a person on the minimum wage donating £100 is more generous (…)

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Craig Murray re-joins the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan who was sacked by the British government for his outspoken commitment to human rights, has re-joined the Lib Dems.
Craig was a party member until 2005, when he chose to stand as an independent against Jack Straw. He stood again as an independent in last year’s Norwich […]

The 7 retiring Lib Dem MPs (and the 7 candidates hoping to replace them)

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Seven Lib Dem MPs have announced they’re retiring at this year’s general election. All seven are men: of their replacements, four are women. Here’s the list in full:
John Barrett (LD) – Edinburgh West
Majority: 13,600 (30%) – second safest Lib Dem seat in the UK.
Reason for leaving: to spend more time with his grand-daughters.
Hoping to succeed […]

Nick Clegg interview draws 1.1 million viewers

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Nick Clegg was the subject of an hour-long feature interview with ITV’s Mary Nightingale on Sunday night – if you missed it, you can catch up courtesy of itv Player by clicking here. (It’s available online for the next 29 days).
Helen Duffett examined the 1950s-style newspaper previews of the Dead Tree Press, which focused […]

Daily View 2×2: 22 March 2010

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Happy Monday, everyone. And happy birthday to actress Reese Witherspoon (34), author James Patterson (63) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (62). Now let’s find out what’s happening in the world …
2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Budget […]