++ New Eastleigh poll: Lib Dems have 5% lead over Tories, Labour trail in 4th place behind Ukip

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2013

UK Polling Report has the figures from the latest (and last?) opinion poll to be conducted in Eastleigh ahead of polling day this Thursday — it shows the Lib Dems leading the Tories by 5%. The poll was conducted for The Times by Populus, the firm which undertook a previous survey for Lord Ashcroft (changes […]

UK loses its triple-A rating – George should’ve listened to Danny

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2013

The BBC reports tonight’s predictable news: UK’s AAA credit rating cut to Aa1 by Moody’s The UK has had its AAA credit rating cut by Moody’s, based on its expectation that growth will “remain sluggish over the next few years”. The ratings agency became the first to lower the UK from its highest rating, to […]

Chris Rennard allegations – the party needs to do better than this

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2013

There’s a certain grim irony that the BBC’s mis-handling of the Jimmy Savile row should re-erupt at the same time as Lib Dems consider our own party’s alleged failings to take seriously enough claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour levelled against former chief executive, Lord (Chris) Rennard. There is a gulf both in the severity and […]

Today’s Link-Love: February 22, 2013

by Stephen Tall on February 22, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Why liberal conservatism isn't dead » Spectator Blogs There’s a lot I can agree with in Ryan Shorthouse’s article » ‘Why liberal conservatism isn’t dead’ http://buff.ly/157N1xN Tim Harford — Article — Don’t (…)

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