Pollwatch Day 13 #GE2010 – YouGov puts Lib Dems in lead with 33%

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

Only one new poll being reported tonight … almost not worth mentioning. Oh, alright then, it does happen to show the Lib Dems in first place, so here goes:

YouGov in the Sun … CON 32%(-1), LAB 26%(-3), LIB DEM 33%(+4)

LDVideo #GE2010 Election Special – guess what, it features Nick Clegg

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

So busy campaigning you’ve missed out on the latest Lib Dem campaign news? Here’s two video clips from the BBC featuring man of the moment Nick Clegg …
Clegg urges voters ‘get stuck in’ – Nick has said there is an “immense” opportunity for voters to break with the “old parties”.

Clegg aims for ‘contest of ideas’ […]

Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #165

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 165th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (11th – 17th April, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed.
Don’t forget: you can now sign up to […]

Dear Labour Party, You’re messing with my head

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

I live in Oxford East, a key Lib Dem target where in 2005 Labour scraped home by just 963 votes.
In the first week of the campaign, Labour plastered their literature with dire warnings that a vote for the Lib Dems would serve only one purpose: to let in the Tories.
Half-truths were deployed to […]

3 to see: Lib Dem #GE2010 campaign coverage (18/4/10)

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

Pushed for time, but want to keep up-to-date with how the campaign’s going? Here are today’s must-reads …
(Actually it’s hard to avoid coverage of the Lib Dems today, no matter which paper you pick).
Nick Clegg’s success built on an already incoming tide (John Curtice, Telegraph)
Nick Clegg seized his chance, his appeal summed up by the […]

The 4.5 points I didn’t make on Radio 4’s The World Tonight

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

For the second Friday running, I was 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 the election campaign is going. (…)

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It’s been another great week for George Osborne

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2010

You may ask what could have inspired me to write such a headline. Well, it’s none other than George himself.
As Iain Martin has blogged – twice, he found the Tory shadow chancellor’s state of denial so bizarre – George Osborne has issued a message to Tory supporters assuring them:
It’s been another great week for our […]