LDV Caption Competition: Tim Farron & Prince Charles “I want that hat” Edition

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… (Picture reproduced here with thanks to Steven Barber.) Here is Lib Dem party president Tim Farron meeting Prince Charles this week. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about them? And the […]

Tory chairwoman Baroness Warsi writes off her party’s chances of “immediate electoral success” in Oxford

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2012

The last time a Conservative was elected to Oxford City Council was 12 years ago, in 2000. Her name was Barbara Burgess, and she won in a backlash against Labour over a local planning issue (the controversial building of the (…)

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Reading Labour Party leaflet’s “born and bred” racist innuendo: will Labour now apologise and withdraw it?

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2012

This is the leaflet the Labour Party is delivering through letter-boxes in a ward where the sitting Conservative councillor — Cllr Azam Janjua, a Reading resident for half a century — is facing a Labour opponent, Eileen McElligott. See if you can notice the oh-so-subtle way in which Labour puts its lips together to dog-whistle: […]

The Weekend Debate: Should election candidates have to declare their tax records?

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2012

Here’s your starter for ten in our weekend slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate… The race to be London mayor took a fresh twist this week when the leading candidates pledged on BBC Newsnight to release their tax records. Lib Dem mayoral candidate Brian Paddick declared himself very happy to […]