Today’s Link-Love: May 9, 2013

by Stephen Tall on May 9, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… EBuzzing Top Lib Dem Blogs, May 2013: hello again to three Lib Dem blogs | Mark Pack I’m still there, my existence validated > EBuzzing Top Lib Dem Blogs, May 2013 via (…)

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Official: the snoopers’ charter is dead in this parliament

by Stephen Tall on May 9, 2013

One element missing from the Queen’s Speech was the Communications Data Bill, aka the ‘snoopers’ charter’. No surprise to Lib Dems: Nick Clegg torpedoed it last month. So I had a momentary spasm of concern to see on ConservativeHome this story from Mark Wallace: The Snoopers’ Charter comes sneaking back. Again. I asked Lib Dem […]

The Coalition: we’re trapped in a loveless marriage with no happy ending in sight

by Stephen Tall on May 9, 2013

The Guardian’s Martin Kettle has an acute analysis — This is the beginning of the end for the coalition — of what the Queen’s Speech has revealed about the Coalition Government. It’s 20 years since Norman Lamont, smarting from being sacked as Chancellor by John Major, accused the Tories’ last majority government of ‘giving the […]