Pollwatch – State of the Parties: Lib Dems 19%, Labour 33%, Tories 40% (June 2010)

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

A total of 10 voting intention polls during June – some of which, but not all, earned a mention on Lib Dem Voice so let’s bring the story up-to-date … Here are June’s polls in chronological order of publication: * Con 36, Lab 30, Lib Dem 25 (1-9 June, Harris) * Con 40, Lab 32, […]

The LDV Saturday caption competition: “Chris and Evan open the floodgates” edition

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … (Photo credit: Lib Dem Flickr photostream). Here’s Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne and former Lib Dem MP Evan Harris examining the floods that hit Oxford a few summers ago – but what do you think they […]

The last book I read in 100 words: Man’s World, Rupert Smith

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

Man’s World (Rupert Smith) It was the endorsement from the fantastic Jake Arnott which sold this book to me: “funny, dirty, deeply romantic”. And, boy, does Man’s World lives up to its billing. Two gay Londons separated by half a (…)

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The Saturday Debate: Time for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2010

Here’s your starter for ten as we continue our Saturday slot posing a view for debate: Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies has recently written to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg renewing his call for British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan: It is very difficult to justify our continued engagement when the reasons for it […]