No2AV campaign left red-faced by list gaffes

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

Last week I posted to Lib Dem Voice what I thought to be an accurate list of the 100+ Labour MPs who had proudly announced they would be opposing electoral reform in the May referendum. I assumed it must be accurate… after all, the list was taken directly from the No2AV campaign’s official website. Surely […]

So much for my hopes of getting rich courtesy of Paddy Power…

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

I posted to Lib Dem Voice this afternoon Paddy Power’s OTT press release — claiming that “Victory for the Lib Dems in Oldham is now as unlikely as Manchester United finishing at the bottom of this year’s Premier League with (…)

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For the Lib Dems, Paddy Power means something entirely different

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

There were only 103 votes in it back in May, a statistic the voters of Oldham East and Saddleworth may have noticed one or twice on Elwyn Watkins‘ Lib Dem by-election campaign literature. But, according to bookmakers Paddy Power, the race is over. As The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow acerbically notes on his essential daily live-blog, […]

The Independent. It isn’t.

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

‘Lib Dem support hits all-time low’ shouts the front page of the Independent today. It’s a bit of a rum story for two reasons. First, because it’s not true — though I recognise that’s rarely a reason for a newspaper not to run a story. Those who doubt my word can read Anthony Wells’ UK […]