Helena Morrissey’s report: my first impressions

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2013

I attended Helena Morrissey’s media briefing this afternoon, marking the publication of her independent inquiry report into the ‘culture and processes’ of the Lib Dems following the allegations of sexual impropriety levelled against the party’s former chief executive, Lord (Chris) Rennard. I’ve not yet had chance to read the full report, so this post is […]

Independent inquiry report published into Lib Dem processes and culture post-Rennard allegations

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2013

Helena Morrissey’s independent inquiry into the Lib Dems’ culture and processes has just been published — it’s the first of two inquiries launched by the party to report. The other, specifically investigating the allegations against Lord Rennard, is on hold (…)

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Today’s Link-Love: June 12, 2013

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Tom Harris MP: I can't stand the heat, so I'm leaving the kitchen – Telegraph Good article by Tom Harris explaining resignation from Lab shad cab – except his conclusion: only freaks (…)

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The Lib Dem narrative dilemma: forget about 2010, start looking forward to 2015

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2013

We Lib Dems are past masters of the squeeze message. “The Tories can’t win here: vote Lib Dem to keep Labour out”; “Labour can’t win here: vote Lib Dem to keep the Tories out”. But since 2010 we have become the victims of a just-as-vicious squeeze message. Labour says: “Lib Dems are propping up a […]