Today’s Link-Love: April 4, 2013

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Welfare Reform is this government's most difficult but most popular policy. » Spectator Blogs Alex Massie on the intrinsic contradiction that is Peter Oborne “entertaining, predictable, quixotic and changeable” Does Leeds (…)

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How you can take part in LibDemVoice’s exclusive party member surveys

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

LibDemVoice’s surveys of party members signed-up to our discussion forum have been running for close to four years now. (I posted yesterday the final set of figures from our most recent poll.) Our surveys are a way of testing members’ views on a variety of hot topics. And as they’ve been running throughout the first […]

The welfare debate and the age of the trollemic

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

I decided to invent a new word yesterday: Is “trollemic” a word? If not it should be. Trollemic = deliberately OTT argument to generate controversy & make rational debate impossible. — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) April 3, 2013 It’s the welfare debate that’s prompted it, but it could be any other topic on a given week. […]