What Chris Fox did next

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

It’s four months since we reported the departure of party chief executive Chris Fox, who did such a good job of filling the big shoes of his predecessor, Chris Rennard. Apparently, though, there is life beyond the Lib Dems — as PR Week reports: Chris Fox today started in his newly created post of director […]

Indy splashes on Lib Dem Voice members’ survey findings

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

Our latest Lib Dem Voice members’ survey (the final results from which will be published this weekend) has generated ample coverage in today’s Independent — including this rather splendid graphic showing who you chose as the top/bottom 5 performing Lib Dems: Here’s some of what the paper wrote about the findings (and, don’t forget, you […]

The last book I read in 100 words: Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

Snowdrops, A.D. Miller You can always remember where you were when you read a really good book. And so it is with Snowdrops, which I read on a flight back from Moscow, transfixed by the headily oppressive atmosphere AD Miller (…)

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70% of Lib Dem members back Clegg’s call to means-test some benefits of wealthy pensioners

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

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. Some 560 party members responded, and we’ve been publishing the full results. 70% back end to free bus pass and TV licences for wealthier pensioners LDV asked: Nick Clegg […]

Ooh! Shiny new site features added…

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

I’ve been on holiday this week — what a relief not to be sat at a desk, staring at a screen all day… Instead, I’ve been sat on my sofa staring at a screen all day. Mostly doing productive stuff, (…)

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@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2012-01-06

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

@charlotteahenry The joys of the holiday season 🙂 in reply to charlotteahenry # Want to know what's different about how they celebrate Epiphany in Guadeloupe? Of course you do: http://t.co/hwOrkS3G # Congrats to David Dixon (@votedave): runner-up for Bath Chronicle (…)

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Clegg’s Today Programme interview: a round-up, a clip, and some comments

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

Nick Clegg submitted himself to the new year delights of the primetime 8.10am Today Programme interview on Thursday. Here’s a round-up of what he said and the reactions to it… Nick Clegg has kicked off his new year promising more action to curb executive bonuses, amid continued questions over his leadership. … The deputy prime […]