Janan Ganesh is an intelligent guy so I’ll just assume this tweet was an aberration

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013

Janan Ganesh — ex-Economist writer, current FT columnist, frequently intelligent political commentator — tweeted thus this afternoon: SDP in 1983. Greens in 1989. Ukip now. Some people always think politics is on the lip of a grand realignment. It almost (…)

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Polls are closed! Here’s some election reading to keep you going for the loooong wait…

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013

They’re over! Nothing more to be done now but wait. And it’ll be a long wait for most, with many of today’s local elections not due to be counted until tomorrow. I offered my preview of today’s local elections earlier this week. To keep you going, here’s a clutch of analysis. Local Election Preview (Anthony […]

What the hell have the Lib Dems done?

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013

That’s the does-what-it-says-on-the-tin name for the website, created by William Summers and run by Mark Pack, highlighting some of the key successes of the Lib Dems in government. It’s been freshly updated this week, so what better day could there be than to take a look and share it with any friends and colleagues yet […]

Today’s Link-Love: May 2, 2013

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… The nudge unit – has it worked so far? | Politics | The Guardian Evidence-based policy in action… > The nudge unit – has it worked so far? | The Guardian http://bit.ly/13OWY25 (…)

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The Sun refuses to back the Tories, says ‘Vote local’ (Aka: The Sun hedges its bets)

by Stephen Tall on May 2, 2013

Does what The Sun says matter? In its own terms, of course not. Its own self-promoted myth that it was ‘The Sun wot won it’ for the Tories in 1992 with its anti-Kinnock front page belies the reality: it backs the party it thinks is most likely to win. It’s in that narrow sense that […]