Our political writers can pretend they know what makes us tick: a response to Matthew d’Ancona

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2012

Here’s how Matthew d’Ancona could’ve started his article for today’s London Evening Standard, ‘Our political class can now work out what makes us tick’. But he didn’t. So what was all that about? As the waves of media fervour subside to reveal the bleak promontories of Austerity Commentariat, let us pause and ask what this […]

Lib-Lab cooperation: there’s one easy way to find out if Labour are serious

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2012

Today’s Guardian big-ups a call by Labour’s chief whip in the Lords, Lord Bassam, to his Lib Dem opposite number Lord Newby as a sign that ‘elements of the [Labour] party are preparing the ground for a possible Lib-Lab coalition after the next election.’ I have to say on first reading the tenor of Lord […]

LDV poll: 34% of Lib Dem members say Nick Clegg should stand down before 2015

by Stephen Tall on June 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’re publishing the full results. LDV asked: Following this year’s poor local election results for the Lib Dems, it was suggested by Lembit […]