Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson apologises for ‘insensitive’ tweet

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

A swift retraction by Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson of this tweet, reacting to the news David Cameron has cancelled his landmark speech on Europe as a result of the hostage crisis in Algeria: Immediately condemned as ‘clearly sick and offensive’ by Nick Clegg’s spokesman, Graham has now issued this apology: I wish to apologise [...]

Proof that not *all* Tories are bonkers on Europe (and nor was Mrs Thatcher)

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

Amidst all the Tory Euro-hysteria (‘Eurotic’, I’ve heard it described as: and I seriously hope I didn’t mis-hear) it’s easy to forget there are a few Tories, a diminishing if stoic band, who have kept tight hold of their senses. And though it was David Cameron’s desperate last-ditch pitch for the job of Tory leader [...]

Today’s Link-Love: January 17, 2013

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Cameron's 'historic' speech proves he's the latest leader to lose control of his party over Europe – Comment – Voices – The Independent Simplest explanations often the best > “Cameron is behaving (…)

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The surprising truth about that Lib Dem in/out EU referendum leaflet*

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

On Monday morning, Nick Clegg was given a hard time on BBC Radio 4′s Today Programme by interviewer Justin Webb, who accused him of changing his position on an EU referendum on the basis of this pictured leaflet (click to enlarge**). Nick brushed it to one side, correctly pointing out that the party has stuck [...]



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