BBC’s Jon Sopel’s homage to The Day Today

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

If you’ve caught even a minute of the BBC News Channel’s tawdry tabloid coverage of the police’s hunt for Raoul Moat, you may have noticed the striking resemblance to The Day Today – broadcast an astonishing 16 years ago, and (…)

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@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-07-09

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

Gorgeous sunset over Oxford, live from my back garden. http://twitpic.com/21uhh1 # Fab (if cruel) cartoon about Nick Clegg, AV and coalition cuts in today's Grauniad from Martin Rowson http://bit.ly/cde5VM # @NickThornsby @caronmlindsay @Wera_Hobhouse Thx for mutual sunset appreciation! # Just (…)

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Lib Dems’ Moore praises Gove apology as schools building programme axe triggers coalition tensions

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

The blunder in the education department which led to the publication of a list of axed school building schemes containing 25 errors continues to rumble on. Conservative education secretary Michael Gove has apologised and taken the rap for his officials’ mistakes. The Lib Dems’ Michael Moore was sympathetic to Mr Gove’s plight on the BBC’s […]

Lib Dem party membership: “10 members joining for each departure”

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

With the Labour party claiming an influx of new recruits, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Reading East at the last election, Gareth Epps, has written to The Guardian pointing out the Lib Dems too have seen a significant increase in new members: Your report (7 July) of a “surge” in Labour membership makes claims about […]

My new Twitter background

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

Here’s my Twitter homepage. It looks much prettier without all the tweets blocking the 1950s’ Liberal Party posters I photographed from the Bodleian’s modern political collections – so here it is in all it glory: Enjoy reading this? Please like (…)

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EXCLUSIVE: How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the Coalition Government’s budget, and what you make of the Lib Dems’ and Government’s performance to date. Over 350 party members have responded, and we’ve been publishing the full results of our survey this week. Today, in the final […]