Lib Dem members say: AV referendum result irrelevant to Coalition’s future

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. 69% say AV referendum result irrelevant to Coalition’s future LDV asked: Imagine the NO […]

My Memories of Marrakech

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2011

Tragedy is always more real if there’s a personal connection, so I was deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of 15 people in Marrakech, Morrocco, as the result of what looks like a terrorist bomb — a cafe, Argana, (…)

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How Lib Dem members describe their political identity: ‘liberal’, ‘progressive’ and ‘social liberal’ top the bill

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. LDV asked: Please tick any or all of the descriptions below that you would […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2011-04-29

by Stephen Tall on April 29, 2011

Hmm, just committed to £1k+ of possible 2012 Olympics tickets. Kinda hoping I don't do /that/ well in the ballot. # RT @alexfoster LDV is suddenly beset by peeps hoping to teach @stephentall about semi naked fetish art http://bit.ly/gw8bjk < (…)

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What Lib Dem members will be doing to celebrate the Royal Wedding. (Mostly delivering leaflets, it seems.)

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re currently publishing the full results. Bank Holiday? If you’re a Lib Dem it’s just another Leaflet Delivery Day… With […]

Why I’ll be voting Yes to AV on 5th May: it’s all about choice

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 2011

I will be voting ‘Yes’ to the alternative vote in the referendum on the 5th May. Here’s why. For me, this referendum is all about choice. The ‘Yes’ campaign stands for giving voters greater choice — the choice to rank candidates standing for election according to our individual preference. But, in fact, the ‘Yes’ campaign […]

Eric Pickles wins Talking Rubbish prize

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2011

A few weeks ago, the Voice highlighted that three Tory ministers — Eric Pickles, Carloline Spelman and Bob Neill — were up for a very special gong: the Friends of the Earth Talking Rubbish Award to help debunk the myths peddled by right-wing newspapers and some Tory ministers who ‘like to trash recycling’. Well, after […]

Lib Dem members survey: majority back nuclear power as part of UK’s energy mix

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results this week. Almost 60% of Lib Dem members back nuclear power LDV asked: Do you […]

Lib Dem members survey: overwhelming backing for military action in Libya

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results this week. Seven-in-10 Lib Dems back coalition force, but members split on success of action […]

Andrew Marr’s hypocrisy (not a trace of schadenfreude here, honest)

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2011

It’s been one of the worst-kept secrets in the media, and today Andrew Marr finally admitted he was one of the 30 people who’ve taken out a super-injunction to prevent reports of their private life being made public. The BBC interviewer’s legal action dates back to 2008, and has been credited with popularising the use […]