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 […]

Spain turns to the right – but are the voters rejecting ‘the left’ or incumbents?

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2011

As the polls had predicted, Spain has a new government: Rajoy’s right-wing Partido Popular (PP) defeated Zapatero’s left-of-centre Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE). The only surprise was the large margin of victory, 16%, the worst defeat for Spain’s socialists in their electoral history. So yet another right-wing government takes power in a European nation. On […]