LDV Caption Competition: The Obama & Cameron ‘Special Relationship’ Edition

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… Here’s the popular leader of a leading nation whose economy is on the road to recovery on a Boy’s Night Out with David Cameron. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about […]

Time for the Lib Dems to blow the final whistle on national wage settlements

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

It’s over 50 years since the campaign by Jimmy Hill, then chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association, successfully scrapped the maximum wage which operated throughout the football league until 1961. Some probably lament the commercialisation of the game which it set in motion. But the idea that individuals should have a ceiling placed on their […]

LibLink: Ed Davey – Out of the Shadows

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

The Lib Dems’ newest cabinet minister Edward Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, is the subject of an extensive profile in the latest issue of The House magazine, re-printed on PoliticsHome. And it sounds like he couldn’t be much happier: “This is the thing I wanted to do – it’s my dream […]

‘How can Lib Dems avoid oblivion?’ asks PoliticsHome

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

Over at PoliticsHome, Mark Gettleson puts Lib Dem campaigning under the microscope to ask what the 2015 general election might hold for the party. He makes four points: 1. In 2010, the Lib Dems won the air war and lost the ground war There had been an uncoordinated increase in votes – around a million […]