@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-10-29

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2010

'Daily Mail on Lib Dem achievements in the CSR' http://bit.ly/aZoSnn > via Matthew Harris, so don't worry you don't have to read the Mail. # @rfenwick all in preparation for an #scd and #xfactor double-bill I presume? in reply to (…)

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LDV Sunday caption competition: Downing Street CSR special edition

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… Here are the Coalition leaders and their guys at the Treasury thrashing out the Comprehensive Spending Review — what do you think they might be saying to, or thinking about, each other? The winner of our most […]

New Statesman’s advice to Lib Dem-baiters: “Don’t count those pesky Lib Dems out just yet”

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2010

The latest YouGov poll showing the Lib Dems at 10%, one of the party’s worst ratings in years, has excited comment, especially and not surprisingly among those who are pleased to see the Lib Dems struggling. Less surprisingly still, YouGov’s fndings attract more publicity among our critics than ICM’s polls, which show the party consistently […]

Are the unions a bigger threat to the Lib Dems than Ashcroft was?

by Stephen Tall on October 22, 2010

A Guardian headline today reads, Unions focus on Lib Dem seats in battle to save jobs. The story makes clear how trade unions will mobilise their resources to fight the budget cuts unveiled this by George Osborne’s comprehensive spending review — and in particular focus on Lib Dems: The campaign is expected to focus on […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-10-22

by Stephen Tall on October 22, 2010

@hopisen Hmm, not convinced. Direct conseq of no party setting out how deficit to be eliminated at electn. + of Lab ducking spending review. in reply to hopisen # @hopisen But LDs ID-ed only 25% of cuts needed, Lab + (…)

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Top of the Blogs: The Lib Dem Golden Dozen #191

by Stephen Tall on October 20, 2010

Welcome to the Golden Dozen, and our 191st 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 (10th — 16th October, 2010), together with a hand-picked quintet, normally courtesy of LibDig, you might otherwise have missed. Don’t forget: you can […]

My 5 Christmas present suggestions: the unexpurgated version

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2010

Over at LibDemVoice.org, my Co-Editor Mark Pack presents seven ideas from Lib Dem bloggers for those who are already planning their Christmas shopping. One of my own suggestions is included, but as I came up with five in total here (…)

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“Loathe this government if you will…” – 4 points following on from Julian Glover’s must-read Guardian article

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2010

Julian Glover, writing for The Guardian’s Comment Is Free, puts forward a trenchantly pro-Coalition, pro-Clegg line — one that’s guaranteed to attract the ire both of Guardianistas, and of some Voice readers, too. This excerpt offers the substnance of his argument: Loathe this government if you will, but at least acknowledge that neither side in […]

What Lib Dem members think about the tuition fees issue (omnibus edition)

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2010

For those who missed LibDemVoice.org’s coverage over the weekend, here’s a catch-up: EXCLUSIVE: What Lib Dem members think about Browne and tuition fees… looking at ‘How would you prefer higher education is funded?’ and ‘Are there any changes to the plans announced to date which would make you more likely to support recommendations based on […]

LDV survey: What impact the Lib Dem tuition fees’ U-turn has had on party members

by Stephen Tall on October 17, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem party members think of the party’s reponse to The Browne Report into higher education funding and student finance in England. Some 567 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results of our survey this weekend. First, we looked at how […]