The Oxford Ukip candidate who says people who ‘choose’ to be gay should stop ‘complaining about persecution’

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2012

Sadly I don’t have the pleasure of standing against Ukip candidate Dr Julia Gasper — who has said people who ‘choose’ to be gay should stop ‘complaining about persecution’ — in the elections to Oxford City Council this Thursday. That (…)

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LDVideo: What are your memories of 15 years ago today, 1st May 1997?

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2012

It’s exactly 15 years ago today that Tony Blair led New Labour to a landslide general election victory over John Major’s Tories, and Paddy Ashdown saw the Lib Dems secure the largest third party representation in the House of Commons since 1929. Here are three videos to remind you of a quite extraordinary night… The […]

Think Lib Dems are unpopular today? Here’s what the Election Night Armistice thought of us back in 1997…

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2012

I suggested earlier today — in my post comparing ‘Brand Clegg’ against Brand Miliband’ — that the Lib Dems had ‘got used over the decades to being happily tolerated, and usually liked to one degree or another, by most people’. (…)

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‘Brand Clegg’ continues to out-poll ‘Brand Miliband’: what it means for the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2012

It’s a harsh reality that ‘Nick Clegg’ has become an easy punchline for many comedians. Nick can perhaps draw some comfort from the truth universally acknowledged that it’s better to be joked about than never to be joked about at all. But he can draw greater comfort from some of the polling evidence showing him […]