Reasons for Lib Dem cheer — as told by Labour and Tory supporters

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

Just two things from me: 1) Anyone trying to forecast how the Lib Dems will do in 2015 based on extrapolating mid-term opinion polls on the basis of uniform national swing is likely to be as wrong as they would have been at every general election in modern history. 2) My confident forecast for 2015 [...]

Lords reform is dead! Long live, erm, a bloated, ineffective, undemocratic Lords!

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

The Guardian reports today that dozens of new life peers are to be appointed to the House of Lords: Political parties are preparing to draw up lists for dozens of new appointments to the House of Lords in a move that will reignite controversy over creating peers just months after the collapse of legislation to [...]

Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… The lottery of life: Where to be born in 2013 – The Economist‘s annual list of the top quality-of-life countries: ‘Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions [...]



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