Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part IV

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). Part […]

Lib Dem donation figures in full (Q3, 2011)

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2011

The Electoral Commission has this past week published the latest donation and borrowing figures for the political parties, showing that the Lib Dems raised £1,199,623 between July and September this year. (At the foot of this post is the full breakdown of donations (excluding public funds) received by quarter since 2005, and annually between 2001 […]

Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part III

by Stephen Tall on November 26, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). Part […]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2011-11-25

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2011

One great thing about 5am starts: 7am on a Sat feels like an indulgent lie-in. # Today's Indy http://t.co/s1qyrj6a picking up on @libdemvoice's story y'day that David Laws is only 100% Coalition loyal b/bench Lib Dem MP. # Here is (…)

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LDVideo | Jeremy Browne’s pledge to Sam Fox: I’ll raise issue of tiger farms with Chinese government

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2011

As the BBC reports: The former model and singer Sam Fox challenged foreign office minster Jeremy Browne on the Daily Politics about tiger farms in China which she wants to see closed. Mr Browne told her that he would raise the matter with the Chinese. Fewer than 3,500 tigers remain in the wild around the […]

Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part II

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). Part […]

Lib Dems back High Pay Commission’s proposals to curb excessive executive salaries

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2011

The High Pay Commission, an independent inquiry into top pay in the private sector, published its final report yesterday. Here’s how The Guardian reports its key conclusions: The commission sets out 12 recommendations to tackle high pay. The main reforms include: • Greater transparency in the calculation of executive pay to end the “closed shop” […]

Clegg and Farron on party funding: yes to action now, no to more taxpayer contributions

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2011

Sir Christopher Kelly’s report for Parliament’s Committee on Standards in Public Life was published yesterday, Political Party Finance – Ending the big donor culture: you can read it and the evidence considered by the inquiry here. Here are the main proposals: A cap of £10,000-a-year on donations from any individual or organisation — including trade […]

Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part I

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). In […]

Southwark Lib Dems, Ministry of Sound, Oakmayne, and the BBC: the story continues…

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I reported here on the controversy surrounding a planning application in Southwark, objected to by the Ministry of Sound, a donor to the local Lib Dems. The BBC’s coverage of the story felt partial, fixated on alleging ‘no smoke without fire’ political sleaze, failing to question whether they were being […]