Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

So you think Ukip are the new third party? Let’s have a look at the data…

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

Food for thought for John Rentoul (who calls Ukip ‘The new third party’ here), courtesy of PoliticalBetting’s Mike Smithson: Aggregate vote shares from all 198 local by-elections in 2012 show: CON 33.74: LAB 29.22: LD 19.15: UKIP 6.13 twitter.com/MSmithsonPB/st… — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) January 1, 2013 (Hat-tip: Vote Clegg, Get Clegg Facebook page.) * Stephen [...]

How I voted in the Liberal Voice of the Year poll

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

LibDemVoice’s annual poll to find the Liberal Voice of the Year has just opened. The deliberate catch is that only non-Lib Dems are eligible, forcing folk to look beyond the narrow party confines towards the broader world beyond. (It’s the (…)

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NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year?

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

Today’s the day we launch our search for the Liberal Voice of the Year to find the individual or group which has had the biggest impact on liberalism in the past 12 months. This is the sixth annual award, and as is our tradition, we’re looking beyond the ranks of the Lib Dems to find [...]

The futility of forecasts OR Why no-one knows who’ll win the next election

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

If you don’t read Tim ‘Undercover Economist’ Harford, then you should. I frequently link to his stuff in my weekly ‘essential reading’ lists because he’s witty, concise and forensic, a tricky combo. His latest post An insatiable desire to peer (…)

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