Top 10 tweeting MPs: congratulations to Lib Dem @julianhuppert in at No. 6!

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2011

Who are the top 10 Twitterers in the House of Commons? That’s the question the Mail on Sunday answers today, following a survey by Westminster Public Affairs. The list looks not at number of followers, but at the volume of tweets each MP has sent out. Heading the list is Labour’s Kerry McCarthy with well […]

LDVideo: The West Wing explains the US debt ceiling in under 60 seconds

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2011

Everything you needed to know about the current ‘epiphenomenal imbroglio’ ((C) Will Self at 0:48 here) engulfing the US economy, courtesy series 6 of The West Wing: (Also available on YouTube here.) And as a special treat, here’s a bonus West Wing clip of presidential contenders Santos and Vilnick debating ‘liberalism’ — all together now: […]

Who are the Lib Dems ‘unconventional men (or women) whose mad ideas make us think’?

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2011

Andrew Rawnsley, writing in today’s Observer under the surprisingly un-PC title In praise of unconventional men who make us think, sticks up for those iconoclastic thinkers who challenge their parties’ conventional thinking, citing as paragons the Tories’ Steve ‘Big Society’ Hilton and Maurice ‘Blue Labour’ Glasman: Conventional is not a description you could apply to […]