How the Obama campaign used randomised control trials to micro-target its way to victory

by Stephen Tall on November 12, 2012

Identifying and targeting the undecideds: that’s the key to winning elections, isn’t it? Find the people who sit bang-in-the-middle of the political spectrum and bombard them with messages that persuade them to back your side, yes? Those are two underpinning (…)

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Yes, the BBC licence fee is doomed. The interesting question is what happens when it’s gone?

by Stephen Tall on November 12, 2012

I first outed myself as opposed to the BBC licence fee six years ago. I still am. But the debate interests me less these days because it’s inevitable the licence fee’s days are numbered: a regressive poll tax to subsidise (…)

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Majority of Lib Dem members favour reform of party’s own voting rules

by Stephen Tall on November 12, 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 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 56% support reform of party’s internal democracy This weekend saw the publication of the Lib Dems’ [...]



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