2020 Visions: The Political Future (Resonance 104.4FM, Wed 4 Aug, 10pm)

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2010

I took part in a 15-minute telephone interview this week, parts of which will be broadcast tonight on Resonance 104.4FM. Here’s the blurb: Tonight we broadcast the first of a six part series introduced by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas (…)

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Swinson: We need to make girls feel confident about their own body

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2010

Almost exactly a year ago, Lib Dem MPs Jo Swinson and Lynne Featherstone were among those in the party’s Real Women group leading the campaign to “Ban airbrushing in children’s adverts”, a view later endorsed by an independent Home Office report. They’ve been joined in their campaign now by Girlguiding UK, which is today launching […]

Hughes on Cameron’s council tenancies plans: “It is not a Liberal Democrat policy, it is not a coalition policy.”

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2010

Lib Dem Voice’s Sara Bedford reported here this morning her reaction to David Cameron’s suggestion that he wanted to look at fixed-term tenancies to help solve the issue of scarce council housing. Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has been quick to make plain his outright opposition to the proposal, telling the Evening Standard’s Paul […]