Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (13 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election… Mike Thornton’s campaign in full swing The Lib Dems’ Mike Thornton — pictured here (by Jon Aylwin) with 1994 by-election victor David Chidgey — has been focusing on how the pupil premium, the party’s flagship education policy, has been helping Eastleigh [...]

I’m sorry, Ian Birrell, but what on earth are you talking about?

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Before I begin this brief rant, I want to make it clear that I’m actually a fan of Ian Birrell’s writing: it’s passionate, informed, provocative. He’s not afraid to slam his colleagues in the media for their group-think on issues (…)

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Mark Pack to appear on Question Time as @BBCExtraGuest

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Congratulations and good luck to Mark Pack, my co-editor here for another fortnight, who’s in the virtual hot-seat as this week’s @BBCExtraGuest, tweeting opinions and answering questions before and during this week’s edition of BBC1′s Question Time (Thursday, 10.35 pm): Full panel this week – Maria Miller, @marycreagh_mp, @susankramer, @georgegalloway, @frasernelson and @bbcextraguest @markpack. #bbcqt [...]

Today’s Link-Love: February 13, 2013

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Select Committees are becoming the ugly face of Parliament: it’s time to rein them in | British Politics and Policy at LSE .@AdamJLent has a point » ‘Select Committees are becoming the (…)

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