What the public thinks of… Cameron & Clegg for ditching Lords reform & boundary changes & of the Lib Dems in Coalition

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

Here’s four intriguing findings from a ComRes poll for the Mirror and Independent released yesterday and conducted 15th-16 August… By 34%-29% public thinks Cameron was WRONG to abandon House of Lords reform Q: Do you agree or disagree that David Cameron was right to abandon the attempt to make changes to the House of Lords? […]

Can I out-Orange Book Jeremy Browne? Find out on 22nd September…

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

So this is how my visit to Lib Dem conference this year will begin… by appearing on the panel for one of CentreForum’s 27 (count ’em) fringe events, catchily titled Half-Time Oranges (and Blues): How to renew the Coalition while (…)

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BBC: ‘Political parties’ donations fall by almost £1m’

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

Here’s the BBC News report: Donations to political parties fell by almost £1m during the second quarter of this year, official figures show. The Electoral Commission said £7,873,478 in funding had been reported – down £992,312 on the first three months of the year. The Conservatives received £3,785,579, Labour £2,964,471 and the Liberal Democrats £717,797. […]

What do we Lib Dems want from a reshuffle?

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

While the massed ranks of the mostly right-wing political commentariat obsess about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle, Lib Dem interest has been relatively muted. In one sense this isn’t surprising. As it stands, 18 of the party’s 57 MPs are on the government payroll, so Nick Clegg has little room for manouevre even among the middle […]

Who Lib Dem members want to see stay/axed in the next Cabinet reshuffle

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. LDV asked: In the next couple of months David Cameron and Nick Clegg are likely to […]