@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-09-24

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2010

  • RT @helenduffett Nick Clegg at the #LibDems Bloggers' Interview http://flic.kr/p/8BCDar < ah, the dignity of being a Lib Dem DPM #
  • @mjturner1975 Collective responsibility is going to have to be (rightly) flexible during Coalition – maybe beyond too. And why not? in reply to mjturner1975 #
  • On train to Liverpool for #ldconf On time so far. Tho confused by having seat reservn for coach F as there is no coach F. #squatting #
  • RT @parsingphase: What @nick_clegg said: "LibDems aren't Labour's left-wing conscience". What press report: … http://tmi.me/1uQxF #
  • Returning to Liverpool for 1st time in 12 years. #ldconf about 2 miles from my old (state) school. #nostalgia #
  • Just arrv'd at Lime St, #ldconf There wasn't a Nero's when I was last here 12 yrs ago. + toilets didn't cost 30p either #hitnmissprogress #
  • Hmmm, taxis in Liverpool apparently less reliable than in Oxford #impossibleyettrue #
  • Just downloaded the new #LITMUS newspaper – fresh political debate from the UK\'s leading thinkers.Get it free: http://bit.ly/litmustest #
  • Dry ice, a handful of balloons, and a stagey video: can only mean one thing… It's the #ldconf rally. #yestoAV #
  • Charles Kennedy a no-show for #ldconf rally. Stuck on train. That won't spark rumours, oh no. Tim Farron to replace him, no ulterior motive. #
  • Electoral Reform Society to wholeheartedly back #yestoAV campaign. Will offer funding + staffing. Shd help even up the campaign a bit. #
  • @caronmlindsay well quite. Sorry btw my cam not powerful enough to capture the suave Art Malik. in reply to caronmlindsay #
  • Two excellent, powerful speeches from non-politicians Pam Giddy + Martin Bell. Now Jo Swinson. #yestoAV #ldconf #
  • 'Best thing about #yestoAV referendum – we get to fight the Tories' says @joswinson #ldconf #
  • 'I've got one big thing in common with the Tories: we joined our parties because of Margaret Thatcher' – Tim Farron #ldconf #
  • Nick Clegg on Eric Pickles: 'he's the only cabinet minister you can see on Google Earth' #ldconf #
  • Fireworks end #ldconf #yestoAV rally. And Nick gets 2nd standing ovation of night after good, relaxed speech. http://plixi.com/p/45848309 #
  • The @libdemvoice team hard at work prepping for the #ldconf #BOTYs http://plixi.com/p/45862803 #
  • The #ldconf #BOTYs have gone all posh. Horrors! #
  • Congrats to @millenniumdome for winning the @libdemvoice Blog of the Year 2010 #ldconf #BOTYs http://plixi.com/p/45884825 #
  • "Given Charles and I are both single" – nicely done, Amanda Platell. I'm sure CK needed reminding. #marr #
  • Susan Kramer speaks @libdemvoice fringe on 'Fairness? For Whom?' Next up @wdjstraw then @DrEvanHarris #
  • In the @libdemvoice cupboard, covering Clegg Q&A. @nilesuk recording for podcast, so sarky comments (out loud) not permitted. #
  • Jeremy Browne: "I am the longest serving Liberal foreign minister since Harmsworth in 1919". That's the next Taunton Focus leaflet written. #
  • RT @NickThornsby @stephentall and where did they find that photo?! < is there a photo? Only seen online version. #
  • @wdjstraw many thanks again Will for speaking so constructively at the @libdemvoice fringe. Podcast up soon! in reply to wdjstraw #
  • @wdjstraw @markpack On average our guess was right. But only if you calculate averages as per The Spirit Level 😉 in reply to wdjstraw #
  • Listening to @helenduffett at the Dod's #ldconf fringe: the press are shit-stirring (my words) to dig tensions. http://plixi.com/p/46057686 #
  • Poor @stephen_gilbert has the hoarsest voice I've heard since Mariella Frostrup. V good speaker tho: first time I've heard him. #
  • Dods fringe @helenduffett says views on #ldconf are "more marriage than wake". Not Nth Korea but we trust l'ship not to run away with party #
  • TY :) RT @LonelyWonderer R4 World 2nite discussn of #ldconf far superior to BBC1 News. Incl contrib from @stephentall growing in performance #
  • RT @vicderbyshire Rainy & grey in L'pool. Met some happy Lib Dem delegates tho; "happy delegates aren't news" they told me<are they the BBC? #
  • BBC P'ment has temp loss of sound: is this Beeb's cunning plan to drive me into the conference hall to attend #ldconf debate in person? #
  • The obligatory uplifting #ldconf pre-speech video. Ooh look Nick's DPM, who knew? #
  • Clegg and Alexander: the New Bromance http://bit.ly/czNcZS > ahh, watch out for the slash-fic to happen. #
  • RT @ThetisMercurio lucid :) RT @stephentall Coalition & future of the Lib Dems – my 6-minute take http://bit.ly/b5OMov << too kind, TY :) #
  • Enjoyed post-Clegg speech analysis on R5 Live w/ @JPonpolitics earlier: I thght it sober/reassuring, he thght it challenging/bold. #ldconf #
  • At #ldconf and need a taxi? Then can I recommend Delta, 0151 9227373: fast, efficient, reliable, cheap. What's not to like? #
  • Fun night at #ldconf meeting up w/ friends in Oxford East, arguing w/ @alexhilton and getting the goss on party pres + London mayor races. #
  • RT @libdemvoice EXCLUSIVE: Lib Dem party presid – 1st poll of members http://ldv.org.uk/21249 << Kramer edges Farron, but lots of undecideds #
  • RT @BBCMichaelCrick Try yr hand at my 1st conf quiz of 2010 http://bbc.in/an4SGu #ldconf < For shame, I got only 6/9 #
  • RT @frasereC4 Clegg the all powerful – Peter McHugh writes http://ht.ly/2HnhQ < odd, snide, confusingly pointless post. #
  • Help spread the word about tonight’s #Tweetup #ldconf http://t.co/ZJQ7Mw8 via @libdemvoice #
  • Chris Huhne speech at #ldconf – SIMILE ALERT: "leak heat like a sieve". Top tip to Chris: don't use a sieve as an insulator. #
  • Chris knows his #ldconf applause lines: "half-cock", "let off the oil and gas hook". Oratory thy name is Huhne. #
  • Yay :) Spontaneous applause in @libdemvoice HQ for Chris Huhne's name-checking of tiny little Malta (worse renewable record than UK) #ldconf #
  • Noastalgia alert – #ldconf being treated to 1980s Open Uni / schools prog style PowerPt presentation. Hurrah for Fife, say I! #
  • At Liberal Drinks, Baltic Fleet, #ldconf The cider here tastes of fruit juice + Alkaseltzer. #
  • Rousing rendition of Jerusalem led by Tessa Munt at #ldconf #GleeClub #
  • Lord Wallace disputes 'Lloyd George knew my father', requests 'Lloyd George knew my mother'. #ldconf #GleeClub #
  • Tim Farrons riffs the Ting Tings 'That's not my name'. Now 'The Land'. Did I mention I was at Glee Club. #ldconf #
  • Yes, it's Paddy doing the Two Tribes joke at Glee Club. We can all sleep happy now. #ldconf http://plixi.com/p/46403556 #
  • On train, leaving #ldconf Great to catch up w/ so many friends, old + new, but looking fwd to return to healthy diet + regular sleep. #
  • @NickThornsby You too, Nick – can't believe u think that photo is old tho: I was the future once, y'know :) in reply to NickThornsby #
  • @markpack Thanks for offer, but don't think I need to look longer… in reply to markpack #
  • @CharlotteGore unfettered capitalism abhors free markets: that's surely not controversial, no? in reply to CharlotteGore #
  • Just read Vince Cable's speech. Absolutely brilliant. (Nick Clegg take note.) This econ liberal v happy with it. #ldconf #
  • @CharlotteGore But business(wo)men are face of capitalism. I'm passionately pro-free mkt + competitn: no special ints. So's Vince its seems. in reply to CharlotteGore #
  • @alexfoster Vince is clearly the King of Triangulation. #ldconf in reply to alexfoster #
  • @sarabedford @alexfoster @markpack S'alright, I used to get told I was right-wing, then Liberal Vision came along, now I'm a moderate. in reply to sarabedford #
  • @charlotteahenry Of course you won't find it nearly as much fun as Glee Club… :) in reply to charlotteahenry #
  • RT @oflynnexpress: It's the ultra-ambitious Chris Huhne Clegg watches like a hawk. » Yawn, so out of date. #
  • RT @caronmlindsay Best #LDConf joke so far from Don Foster – Blair's book being sold in Germany as Ein Fahrt :-) < tbh only DF joke so far! #
  • @caronmlindsay yeah, I'm watching on BBC Pment too (but have advantage of having read speech – doesn't improve the jokes tho!) in reply to caronmlindsay #
  • RT @AndrewSparrow 10 things I've learned from the Lib Dem conference – http://bit.ly/cSDaFw << a v good list #
  • @SamCoatesTimes Surely just points to fact that Brown better known than either of Mili's? in reply to SamCoatesTimes #
  • @SamCoatesTimes Interesting – esp that Brown ahead of Blair. Wonder if it wd have been diff if they'd asked former Lab voters. in reply to SamCoatesTimes #
  • "We've all fallen asleep at the wheel … I don't know how hamsters do it." Sometimes Milton Jones can make me smile out loud. #mocktheweek #
  • aww, shucks. TY :) >> RT @CllrDaisyBenson I love @stephentall's blog. The kind of blog I aspire to writing if I ever had the time #libdems #
  • I think I've done well… got 20 mins thru #bbcqt before switching off… almost a personal best. #