Simon Hughes states the bleedin’ obvious, sparks news media frenzy

by Stephen Tall on August 19, 2010

Well, we’re into the 101st day of the Coalition – and, still, despite the many media sightings of ‘splits’ and ‘tensions’, the Government has yet to founder on the rocks. The latest round of media sniping was triggered by Simon Hughes’ comments yesterday, widely – but inaccurately – reported as Lib Dems ‘need backbench veto’. […]

Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #182

by Stephen Tall on August 19, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 182nd 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 (8th – 14th August, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

James Graham on the dangers of Labour’s oppositionalism

by Stephen Tall on August 19, 2010

James Graham, Lib Dem blogger and frequent contributor to the Guardian’s Comment is Free website, has a must-read piece today, titled ‘Not dead but…’. James co-founded the Lib Dems’ Social Liberal Forum, and has in the past advocated closer relations between the party and Labour as a progressive force to take on the Conservatives, so […]