Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #181

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 181st 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 (1st – 7th August, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

Telegraph’s dodgy “‘invisible’ Lib Dem ministers” survey: nothing to see here, folks

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2010

Ah, opinion polls. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you just can’t ignore ‘em. Today’s Telegraph reports a typically anti-Lib Dem story, Voters fail to recognise ‘invisible’ Lib Dem ministers. It claims to show that “Liberal Democrat cabinet ministers are far less likely to be recognised by ordinary voters than their Conservative counterparts”. However, the real […]

Lib Dem conference to be asked to approve gay marriage proposal

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2010

Today’s Independent reports: The Liberal Democrats are to use their first party conference in government to adopt a radical new policy calling for gay marriage. The paper points out the tensions such a policy could spark with the socially conservative right-wing among the Tories. However, I’m intrigued by the paper’s suggestions that it also “risks […]

Vince: Cameron is “100% behind” my graduate tax proposals

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2010

Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable is interviewed in the Sunday Telegraph (“in open-neck pink shirt and slippers”, intriguingly). The paper chooses to headline it, Vince Cable: ‘I’m not having fun in government’, trying to feed into the narrative that Vince is a semi-detached member of the coalition government, though he’s certainly loyal in all […]