In other news… Trident, MI6, DECC, defections & other stories

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Coalition set for new split on cut-price Trident plan (Scotsman) COALITION splits over Britain’s nuclear deterrent are set to be reopened after an internal Ministry of Defence review suggested a slimmed-down version of the £25 billion Trident […]

LDV Caption Competition: Lumley & Clegg “Ab Fab” Edition

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… (Picture by PaperMaven.) Here’s Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg with star of Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about them? And the winner of our last caption […]

The crisis of trust facing the news media

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2012

The Hansard Society this week published part two of its annual Audit of Political Engagement, focusing on the media and politics. Three graphs in particular stood out for me… 63% of public say tabloids “look for any excuse” to tarnish politicians … tabloid newspapers are consistently identified by two-thirds of the public as displaying negative […]