What Lib Dem party members think of Trident

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the early race for the party presidency, the London mayoral selection, Trident, and the Labour leadership. Over 400 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. Tomorrow, Wednesday, the Lib Dem conference will be debating an […]

Clegg: Lib Dems ‘misunderstand’ schools policy

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

That’s the Channel 4 News headline tonight, and it seems a fair reflection of Nick Clegg’s interview with Jon Snow this evening: As I tried to explain in my speech yesterday, some of the misgivings expressed in the conference hall I genuinely think slightly misunderstand what the government policy is going to do. I think […]

The Indy labels me “The worried blogger”. Hmm, not so much.

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

There’s a tendency after party leaders’ speeches — and this applies across the political divide — to term them “uplifting”, “inspirational”, or “his best yet”. Partly it’s unavoidable: the media wants an insta-reaction. Any senior or grassroots Lib Dem sounding (…)

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Richard Grayson and me debate the Coalition on Radio 4 Westminster Hour – listen again

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

I was a guest, together with Richard Grayson (vice-chair of the Lib Dem federal policy committee), on BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour on Sunday evening. In the highly unlikely event that you missed listening to it live, gathered with (…)

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LDV survey: what party members want from the Lib Dem president

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the early race for the party presidency, the London mayoral selection, Trident, and the Labour leadership. Over 400 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. With the election for party president in the offing, Lib […]

The top 25 most influential Lib Dems (according to the Telegraph)

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Yesterday we reported the Telegraph’s list of numbers 26 to 50 in their annual list of ‘influential Lib Dems’, as devised by Iain Dale, Brian Brivati “with the help of a panel of senior Lib Dems”. Today we find out who they placed top of the pile… The least surprising news is that Nick Clegg […]

EXCLUSIVE: Lib Dem party presidency – first poll of Lib Dem members

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the early race for the party presidency, the London mayoral selection, Trident, and the Labour leadership. Over 400 party members have responded, and we’ll be publishing the full results of our survey in the next couple of days. A […]

What are your favourite Lib Dem conference moments ever?

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Over at the Financial Times, Alex Barker has an entertaining compilation of the highs and lows, serious and tragic, of Lib Dem conferences down the years. My favourite two: 7. The White Witch denounces bad vibes around Simon Hughes This incident is still used to train budding Lib Dem conference chairs. At the end of […]