When will the Coalition end? Here’s what Lib Dem members say…

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 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’ve been publishing the full results. The final parts are being published this weekend. Three-quarters say Coalition will be bad for […]

Do you want to know how ‘new’ is the ‘New Philanthropy’? #CEAC2012

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2012

If you do then I’m chairing and speaking at a session on this very question at next week’s CASE Europe annual conference in Birmingham: How ‘New’ is the New Philanthropy? The panel will question the current consensus that there is (…)

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Jo Swinson, Julian Huppert & David Laws top Lib Dem members’ reshuffle promotion wish-list

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 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: Which backbench Lib Dem MPs who are not current ministers would you like to […]

Forget the Prince Harry pics – was I right to publish that Nick Clegg poll?

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2012

My report this morning on LibDemVoice of our latest survey of party members showing that we’re split 47%-46% on whether Nick Clegg should fight 2015 election as party leader has been picked up by Andrew Sparrow in The Guardian today (…)

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The map of US charitable giving which shows the less well-off are the most generous

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2012

The US-based Chronicle of Philanthropy has unveiled a jazzy new gizmo on their website mapping How America Gives. Loads of fascinating data to mine — oh for a UK version! — but the one I was most interested in was (…)

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Lib Dem members split 47%-46% on whether Nick Clegg should fight 2015 election as party leader

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 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. 47% say Nick should stay to fight 2015 election; 46% say he shouldn’t LDV asked: Thinking […]

John Prescott should ignore this post. It asks you to think.

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

I had a leeetle bit of a moan about Twitter at the weekend — in particular its tendency to turn even normally quite intelligent and courteous people into the worst kind of insult-spewing trolls — and I’m afraid I’m going to do it again now… Yesterday saw the launch by the think-tank Policy Exchange of […]

I’ve just three things to say about Assange and Galloway…

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

1. I’m very glad Craig Murray is no longer a member of the Liberal Democrats The former British ambassador to Uzbekistan has done many admirable things in his professional life, but his nasty attempt to smear an alleged rape victim (…)

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When should the Coalition end? Here’s what our survey said…

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 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. Three-quarters want Coalition to go on til 2015 – but 40% say it should end early […]

When should the Coalition end? Here’s what our survey said…

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 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. Three-quarters want Coalition to go on til 2015 – but 40% say it should end early […]