‘Could a Lib Dem / Labour agreement happen before 2015?’ asks Hopi Sen

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

I realise the headline may well pre-destine this post for John Rentoul’s ever-expanding #QTWTAIN category. But Hopi Sen, an influential Labour blogger, is always worth listening to, and this week he put forward a scenario in which “a LibDem-Labour realignment could foil the Tories”: Could this happen? For the first time, it seems at least […]

Do the Lib Dems have a core vote, and can we grow it?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

Is it possible to build a bigger Lib Dem core vote? Mark Pack has previously written here on the need for the party to adopt a ‘core vote’ strategy to protect the party from the adverse headwinds of the next election. I don’t disagree with the aim, I’m just not sure of its realism. Here’s […]

Immigration: a supply-side measure to boost growth the Tories fiercely oppose

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

I suggested at the weekend that there was one over-riding policy area where the Lib Dems and Conservatives agree more often that we disagree — the economy, and the need for deficit reduction — and that we should focus our combined energies on ‘reforming capitalism’. But of course there are also fundamental disagreements between the […]

How you can take part in LibDemVoice’s exclusive party member surveys

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

LibDemVoice’s surveys of party members signed-up to our discussion forum have been running for over three years now. (I posted yesterday the final set of figures from our most recent poll.) Our surveys are a way of testing members’ views on a variety of hot topics. And as they’ve been running throughout the first two […]