What I said on BBC’s Daily Politics…

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

I guested today on the BBC’s Daily Politics — presented by Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn — alongside John Kampfner and (briefly) Bonnie Greer. The programme featured interviews with Danny Alexander and Tim Farron, and appearances by fellow blogger Mark (…)

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What I thought of Nick’s speech in 5 tweets

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

You can read Nick Clegg’s speech to the Lib Dem conference in full here. Here were my 5 quick takes on reading it through… Quick thoughts on Nick’s speech: 1) Lib Dem 2015 election strategy clear. 100% centrist – fairer (…)

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Why I loathe leaders’ speeches. PS: It’s nothing personal, Nick

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m leaving conference on Wednesday morning before our leader speaks. It’s nothing personal — I think my record’s pretty clear on supporting Nick Clegg’s leadership — but I find leaders’ speeches tiresome. The bullet points will have been carefully briefed to the press in advance, embargoed copies of the speech will […]

Must try harder. That’s my chief take-away from this year’s Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

This year’s conference seems smaller, quieter than previously. That’s not surprising; the party’s shed 20% of its membership in the past couple of years and hundreds of councillors have lost their seats. With so many of the poor bloody infantry (…)

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My Day 4 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

[View the story “My Day 4 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything” on Storify] My Day 4 at Lib Dem conference: nearly all the everything Storified by Stephen Tall · Tue, Sep 25 2012 17:16:44 Ready to speak (…)

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