Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q2, 2010)

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2010

The Electoral Commission has today published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised just over £2.05 million in the second three months of this year, and almost £4 million in total in the frst half of the year. (At the foot of this post is the […]

LibLink: Mark Pack – We are now facing sobering reality of sharing power

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2010

For a brief few weeks during the election campaign, the Indy became quite a readable newspaper, offering some balanced coverage which was at least some relief from the right-wing papers’ slavish Cameron obeisance. The paper didn’t back the Lib Dems, but it did give the party a fair hearing. Well, normal service is now resumed, […]

What prospect for Lib Dem / Labour cooperation in the next Parliament?

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2010

The message from Labour-sympathising Guardian columnist Jackie Ashley in this morning’s paper is a stark one: “Labour is playing bad politics.” The reason? The leadership campaign is turning into a tin-ear, foot-in-mouth competition about who can be nastiest to the Liberal Democrats. As candidates desperately try to prove themselves more true Labour, more tribal than […]