I’m not seduced by Adonis – what I wrote for the Grauniad

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

I’ve a short article for today’s Guardian Comment Is Free setting out my reasons for failing to be wooed by Labour’s Lord Adonis’s appeal to Lib Dems to vote Labour. I have one thing in common with Lord A. – (…)

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LDVideo #GE2010 Election Special: Clegg on the Campaign Trail

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

Been too busy campaigning to watch the TV news this week? Then catch up here with three videos showing Nick Clegg on his election travels …
Nick sets out the Lib Dems’ consumer manifesto:

Nick charms pensioners in Cardiff:

Nick laughs off Labour vote plea:

Have you made, or seen, a good Lib Dem capaigning video that’s up […]

Attention! The Tories’ deficit disorder.

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

Cross-posted from the International Business Times:
It’s not often you’ll find me agreeing with Labour’s uber-spin-doctor, and Tony Blair’s apologist-in-chief, Alastair Campbell. But precisely because he helped write the New Labour election-winning manual, he is highly attuned to the failings in the Conservatives’ attempts to plagiarise it, and in particular David Cameron’s and George Osborne’s habit […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage (10/4/10)

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

Pushed for time, but want to keep up-to-date with how the campaign’s going? Here are today’s must-reads ….

The UK’s only hope is a Treasury of National Unity, say Lib Dems (Guardian)

Lib Dem deputy leader Vince Cable has called for a cross-party “Treasury of national unity” in an interview with the Graunad today – but […]

Listen again to me on BBC Radio 4 World Tonight

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

Each Friday during the election campaign, I’m one of a trio of pontificators on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight, alongside the Spectator’s Anne McElvoy and the Mirror’s Kevin Maguire, offering our verdicts on how it’s all going. Our first (…)

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Pollwatch Day 4 #GE2010 – Lib Dems at 20%, Lab 30%, Tories 38% (still)

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

(Actually Saturday is Day 5, so please pretend I remembered to set this live on Friday night as intended).
Three new polls today, all with positive news for the Lib Dems:

YouGov in the Sun … CON 40%(nc), LAB 30%(-1), LIB DEM 20%(+2)
Harris in the Daily Mail … CON 37%(nc), LAB 27%(-1), LIB DEM 22%(+2)
Harris in Metro […]

Lib Dems attack Tories’ tax-war on widows, working couples and jilted wives

by Stephen Tall on April 10, 2010

A tax-break for married couples, is how the Tories are trying to spin it. The reality could scarcely be different – here are the groups of people the Tories are now officially classifying as undeserving:

  • Two married teachers bringing up a child.
  • A co-habiting couple who have lived together for years but not married.
  • People whose partners have abandoned them and their children.
  • A widow whose husband has died in Afghanistan.