@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-11-19

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2010

RT @LonelyWonderer: BTW did I miss @stephentall's 4th tuition fees post? « It's missing in action. Will appear soon, promise 🙂 # @nicholaswatt V disappointingly sensationalist non-story re LDs + tuition fees. Usually a fan. This is v thin stuff. (…)

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EXCLUSIVE: How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on November 14, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of a variety of key issues, and what you make of the Lib Dems’ and Government’s performance to date. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’ve been publishing the full results of our survey over the past few days. […]

What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition, the Lib Dems’ direction, and Nick Clegg’s leadership

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the contest for the party presidency, the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. What Lib Dem members think about the […]

LDV Saturday caption competition: “Tim Farron goes out on a wing” edition

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… (Image courtesy the Lib Dems Flickr photostream.) Here’s newly elected Lib Dem president Tim Farron preparing to launch a paper aeroplane into the debate at the party conference, as an unimpressed-looking Ed Davey, minister for employment relations, […]

LDV survey: The qualities members want from the Lib Dem party president (and whose campaign reached most members)

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the contest for the party presidency, the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. As today is the day the result […]

We all know the Lib Dems U-turned on tuition fees, so why’s The Guardian indulging in half-truths?

by Stephen Tall on November 13, 2010

The Guardian carries a sensationalist headline tonight: Revealed: Lib Dems planned before election to abandon tuition fees pledge. The truth is somewhat different from the newspaper’s anti-Lib Dem spin, however. The story is clearly designed to make the reader believe that, even as Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems spoke out against tuition fees, it […]

LDV survey: What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition’s economic policies, housing benefit, and the CSR

by Stephen Tall on November 12, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the contest for the party presidency, the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results over the next few days. What Lib Dem […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2010-11-12

by Stephen Tall on November 12, 2010

My LibDem presidential ballot paper is still blank. Am still undecided. Need to make decision and post today. *deep pondering* # And here is the ballot paper. All that's needed to complete it is one 'X' #procrastination http://plixi.com/p/55062620 # @SusanGaszczak (…)

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EXCLUSIVE: Tim Farron set to win contest for party presidency

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the contest for the party presidency, the Comprehensive Spending Review, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results over the next few days. First, we asked […]

Lib Dem MP launches bill to ‘Save the Cheque’

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2010

Last year, my Voice colleague, Iain Roberts, reported the efforts of Lib Dem Cheadle MP Mark Hunter to ‘Save the Cheque‘, due to be phased out by October 2018. Now his fellow Lib Dem MP David Ward (Bradford East) has joined the fray, this week introducing a 10 Minute Rule in the House of Commons […]