My recommended reading for today July 31, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… As Peter Cruddas wins a resounding High Court victory against The Sunday Times, the Party needs to learn major lessons from this debacle – by Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC .@LordAshcroft on Peter (…)

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Vicky Pryce stripped of her honour – but who are the Honours Forfeiture Committee to decide?

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

Vicky Pryce — the former wife of Chris Huhne, who was imprisoned earlier this year for perverting the course of justice after admitting taking speeding points on his behalf — was today stripped of the honour she was awarded by the Queen in 2009. As the BBC reports: The economist, who was made a Companion […]

Should MPs take second jobs? Majority of Lib Dem members say ‘No’.

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 54% of Lib Dem members say ‘No’ to MPs taking second jobs Which of […]

My column for ConHome: Why the Lib Dems have no alternative but to fight the 2015 election from the centre.

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

My third column for ConservativeHome — The Other Side — ran this morning. You can read it here (and enjoy the comments from readers who aren’t, in the main, Lib Dems) or below. I’m enjoying the gig, and kudos to (…)

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My recommended reading for today July 30, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… We can make Twitter better, but never perfect – Index on Censorship | Index on Censorship Excellent sense from h@mePadraigReidy > We can make Twitter better, but never perfect – Index on (…)

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Lessons of Coalition: what do the Lib Dems need to learn from the first 3 years?

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2013

We’re more than three years in. What started in the Rose Garden has turned into a bed of thorns. The quieter summer weeks are as good a time as any to reflect on the key lessons the Lib Dems need to learn from this stint in government. Who knows? We may have a second chance […]

Lib Dem members on David Ward: majority say his comments were wrong – but majority also say party wrong to suspend him

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. We asked about the party’s decision to suspend the whip from Bradford MP David […]

My recommended reading for today July 29, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… politicalbetting.com » Blog Archive » The constituencies where the LDs will be most vulnerable at GE2015 and those where they are likely to do best First-time Lib Dem MPs get a 3.1% (…)

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My recommended reading for today July 28, 2013

by Stephen Tall on July 28, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… miss_s_b | A report button will not solve twitter's misogyny problem. Re Twitter boycott, also excellent from @miss_s_b | “A report button will not solve twitter’s misogyny problem.” http://bit.ly/19qazTs Caitlin Moran's #trolliday (…)

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Majority of Lib Dem members back monarchy – but 40% would prefer UK to become a Republic

by Stephen Tall on July 28, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 44% want Charles as King, 9% prefer Wills: 40% want neither Thinking about the […]