So what would you ask Tim Farron about the party’s campaigning?

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

As I mentioned today: I’m interviewing @timfarronfor @adlibmag abt LibDem election prospects on Wed – what questions should I ask? — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) January 8, 2013 What questions do you have for the party president on the party’s campaigning in the lead-up to 2015? Let me know, either below or via Twitter and I’ll [...]

++ Government wins vote on Benefits Uprating Bill; 6 Lib Dem MPs rebel

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

There were no serious doubts the Coalition Government’s Benefits Uprating Bill — pegging increases in welfare payments at a below-inflation 1%, the same as public sector wage rises, for the next three years — would be approved. The only question was the size of majority and how many Lib Dems would rebel (I’ve been keeping [...]

David Laws to chair 2015 Manifesto Working Group

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

It’s now official: Lib Dem schools minister David Laws will chair the party’s Manifesto Working Group. Lib Dem MP Duncan Hames, who chairs the party’s Federal Policy Committee, has just emailed members with the following message: Last night at the party’s Federal Policy Committee we agreed Nick Clegg’s nomination of David Laws MP to Chair [...]

5 Lib Dem MP rebels on Benefits Uprating Bill (so far) – UPDATED

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

Three Lib Dem MPs have so far publicly declared they’ll rebel against the Coalition Government’s Benefits Uprating Bill. This is the Bill being debated in the Commons this afternoon which pegs increases in welfare payments at a below-inflation 1%, the (…)

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Today’s Link-Love: January 8, 2013

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Not just for Christmas? | The Waugh Room | | PoliticsHome .@paulwaugh spots Mid-Term Review’s framing picture: “It conjures up an image of a populace not waving but drowning” http://buff.ly/UExbts Forward, say (…)

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The Mid-Term Review: 3 further points

by Stephen Tall on January 8, 2013

I posted last night my initial reactions to the Coalition’s Mid-Term Review: It’s hit and miss. But the biggest miss are the wasted opportunities. Three further quick points: 1) The Coalition’s survived: that’s significant One omission in my review, and it’s a biggie: I should have noted the significance of the Coalition having stuck as [...]



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