Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #175

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 175th weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (20th – 26th June, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-06-18

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2010

On train + on time for @libdemvoice meet-up: two personal firsts. But at cost of forgetting iPod. #boredoverhearingothersconversations # "@stevebeasant: The Liberal Democrat voice will not disappear in the Coalition says Simon Hughes @ http://bit.ly/ayPpMk" — Too right! # Was (…)

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Residuary is best: the lessons of the recession for legacy fundraising

by Stephen Tall on June 16, 2010

An article in Third Sector, based on research by Legacy Foresight, illustrates just how closely related is the growth of the economy to the value of legacy donations received by charities: The figures show that the value of legacy donations (…)

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Top of the Blogs: The Golden Dozen #173

by Stephen Tall on June 15, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 173rd weekly round-up from the Lib Dem blogosphere … Featuring the seven most popular stories beyond Lib Dem Voice according to click-throughs from the Aggregator (6th – 12th June, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

What I said about the Coalition on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour

by Stephen Tall on June 14, 2010

I was interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 Sunday night show The Westminster Hour yesterday – here’s their spiel: Lib Dem angst The first big electoral verdict on this latest batch of spending cuts will come next year when voters (…)

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PollWatch: Lib Dems down at 18% with YouGov in Sunday Times

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2010

There’s a new YouGov poll in The Sunday Times, just published, and it shows: CON 40%(+1), LAB 32%(nc), LIB DEM 18%(-3) A bit of a dip for the Lib Dems, with the party below 20% for the first time since ‘Cleggmania’ following the first televised leaders’ debate. Though before we grow too gloomy, the drop […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-06-11

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Ha! Avoided paying too-posh over GBP10 for wine (tho only thx to Oddbins discount). Chilled Albarino, mmmm. # Main mission 2day accomplished: bought sunglasses that don't make head look stupidly thin/round/flat/buglike/weird. 1 prob: are Burberry. # Now find myself trapped (…)

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Congrats to Cambridge – but fundraising is only part of the university funding story

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Here are some big figures to wrap your brains around. The University of Cambridge has today announced its fundraising campaign, started in 2001, has just passed the £1 billion mark. That’s a phenomenal achievement: it is the first university outside (…)

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Lib Dem councillor faces investigation over Facebook photo storm

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

The Liverpool Daily Post reports on the latest incident of a councillor landing themselves in hot water as a result of a posting on social networking site Facebook. Lib Dem councillor Sharon Green is alleged to have posted a photo of disabled people “with text comparing them with the city’s Labour group”: Cllr Sharon Green, […]

Horwood: coalition deal on nuclear power creates possible “win-win situation” for Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Part of the coalition deal between the Lib Dems and Conservatives allowed for Nick Clegg and colleagues to abstain on three key issues which divide the parties – raising student tuition fees, the Tories’ marriage tax allowance, and nuclear power. However, written into the agreement, too, was the pledge that no new nuclear power station […]