Civil liberties under the coalition – Shami, Ming & John Kampfner discuss 1pm TODAY

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

I’m delighted to be chairing the Liberal Reform fringe meeting on civil liberties this lunchtime with a stellar line-up of Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti, Ming Campbell and campaigning journalist John Kampfner. Details as below: Holding their feet to the fire: (…)

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The Lib Dem Conference That Didn’t Bark

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

On the face of it this has been a pretty tepid, even dull, Lib Dem conference. No rows, cock-ups, or defeats. But it’s probably been the most important party gathering since the special conference in May 2010 when the party dipped its hand in blood to sign the Coalition Agreement.

Paddy on the Coalition, joining the party & that Sun headline

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

There’s a fantastic interview with Paddy Ashdown by The Guardian’s Simon Hattenstone published here. As you’d expect it’s crammed full of anecdotes and quotable bon mots. I’ve picked out just three to enjoy… Paddy on the Coalition He regards those who feel betrayed by the party as weak or naive – notably Guardian leader writers […]

So I’ve charted higher than Ming or Nick, I see

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

The Telegraph has published its annual list of Top 50 influential Lib Dems, compiled by Iain Dale and Brian Brivati. I’m a new entry at number 41, charting higher than Ming Campbell or indeed Nick Clegg’s ‘So Sorry’ video. It’s (…)

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My Day 3 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

[View the story “My Day 3 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything” on Storify] My Day 3 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything Storified by Stephen Tall · Mon, Sep 24 2012 23:53:28 Fringe #LDConf event (…)

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