Does Tony Blair support the Coalition (and would it matter to Lib Dems if he does)?

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2010

This was a story which entirely passed me by, but throws up a couple of intriguing questions. I tip my hat to the Independent’s John Rentoul for highlighting Tony Blair’s address to the Institute for Government entitled, How to Be Prime Minister, held at the end of June. In it Mr Blair commented, The British […]

LDV Saturday caption competition: “Paddy swings to the left” edition

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … Here’s former Lib Dem leader Lord (Paddy) Ashdown out campaigning. What caption do you think might adorn this becoming image? The winner of our most recent caption competition, the “Kramer vs Zac” edition – according to […]

LDVideo: Conservative Party conferences down the years … the funny bits

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2010

If the Daily Mail is to be believed [insert own punchline here] Conservative Party foreign secretary William Hague is to address this year’s Lib Dem conference, offering (apparently) “a ‘witty’ address, rather than focusing heavily on policy” – which seems right up Mr Haugue’s street. In eager anticipation of this event, we at Lib Dem […]

The Saturday Debate: Should Turkey be admitted to the EU?

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2010

Here’s your starter for ten in our Saturday slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate: In all the recent controversy surrounding David Cameron’s recent foreign policy pronouncements some of the substance has perhaps been lost: here was the leader of a major European country unequivocally urging that Turkey be admitted as […]