LDVideo: Jon Stewart takes aim at Fox News and media sensationalism

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

To US liberals, he’s something of a hero; to conservatives he’d be a bête noire if they could stomach the use of a foreign label. Jon Stewart’s satirical The Daily Show has become a cultural institution in America (and something of a cult hit here) because of the host’s pin-sharp riffs against politicians and the […]

What can the Lib Dems do about the Coalition’s ‘Northern problem’?

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

Andrew Rawnsley in today’s Observer highlights a key issue for both Coalition partners, in particular — the Tories’ failure to make any kind of advance in the north, and the Lib Dems’ difficulties in retaining our popularity there. With the exception of William Hague, Eric Pickles and two Lib Dem Scots, the cabinet is a […]

What can the Lib Dems do about the Coalition’s ‘Northern problem’?

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

Andrew Rawnsley in today’s Observer highlights a key issue for both Coalition partners, in particular — the Tories’ failure to make any kind of advance in the north, and the Lib Dems’ difficulties in retaining our popularity there. With the exception of William Hague, Eric Pickles and two Lib Dem Scots, the cabinet is a […]

Anonymous Tory MP launches broadside against “hypocritical, immature, manipulative” David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2011

There’s a quite extraordinary broadside against David Cameron’s leadership in today’s Mail – written it appears by a current Conservative MP who chooses to remain anonymous — accusing him of “cynically manipulating” the party’s candidates’ list to stuff its green benches with “friends who went to the same school or moved in the same social […]