Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Behind the Budget – economic analysis, confidential briefings and cottage pie”

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

Nick Clegg’s latest letter to supporters focuses on this week’s Budget taking us behind-the-scenes of how it was developed, and highlighting the Lib Dem successes alongside the challenges still facing the UK. Agreeing the Budget is a long and painstaking process. It started at the beginning of the year, with a presentation by the Chancellor […]

Today’s Link-Love: March 24, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Liberator’s blog: Nick Clegg and the politics of immigration Interesting analysis from @liberatormag > Nick Clegg and the politics of immigration http://bit.ly/Y7XSXm Letters: Botched draft that threatens the blogosphere | Media | (…)

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Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, […]

What Lib Dem members say the Eastleigh by-election result shows

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 650 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. You say Eastleigh shows… There will probably be a hung parliament with the Tories under pressure […]

Boris has a right Mair in live BBC interview

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

It was a masterclass in TV interviewing from Eddie Mair, occupying Andrew Marr’s Sunday morning chair on BBC1. (You can watch an excerpt from the interview here.) With documentary-maker Michael Cockerell’s film, ‘Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise’, to be screened on Monday evening (BBC2, 9pm), Mair took the opportunity to put to the twice-elected Mayor […]