My recommended reading for today August 31, 2013

by Stephen Tall on August 31, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Opinion: The Syria Milishambles I don’t think any party came out of Thur well. But this is a good explanation of why Ed Miliband didn’t http://bit.ly/19VhG4c Syria was the last straw – (…)

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My recommended reading for today August 30, 2013

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… MPs have made a terrible mistake on Syria – FT.com .@MaajidNawaz’s more convinced than I am, but this is very persuasive > MPs have made a terrible mistake on Syria http://on.ft.com/15plu8Q Miliband (…)

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My Total Politics column: The Lib Dems are still suffering the hangover-from-hell that we woke up to on the morning of 7 May 2010

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2013

Lib Dem conferences used to be nice and simple. A couple of thousand freakishly zealous activists would schlep off to the seaside, engage in five days’ earnest debates ignored by the media barring speculation about that year’s leadership crisis, and (…)

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I am an internationalist, not an isolationist. The headlong rush to inaction is as bad as the headlong rush to war

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2013

18 March 2003: I remember how I felt when the House of Commons voted to approve military action against Iraq. Sad. But not surprised. Sad because like millions of others, many of whom I marched with, I did not believe the case for war had been made and that we were rushing headlong into a […]

+++ Government defeated on Syria motion by 13 votes

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2013

The Coalition Government’s motion backing a strong humanitarian response “which may include military action” has just been DEFEATED in the House of Commons by 13 votes (285 votes against to 272 in favour). Responding, David Cameron has said he “gets” the will of the House. Earlier, Labour’s amendment – urging further evidence of the Assad […]

My recommended reading for today August 29, 2013

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Stop slagging off Jamie Oliver. He’s earned the right to these opinions – Comment – Voices – The Independent Grace Dent on top form > Stop slagging off Jamie Oliver. He’s earned (…)

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** Lib Dem members’ poll results on Syria ** Military intervention: 25% say No, 7% say Yes. 62% say Yes BUT…

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2013

Lib Dem Voice yesterday polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of the situation in Syria. Some 580 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results today. The survey remains open and we’ll update these results in the next day or so if they change. Lib Dem members: opposed […]

Make your views known on Syria: Lib Dem members’ survey now live

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2013

The new LDV members’ survey focusing on Syria is now live. So if you are one of the c.1,500 registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity to make your views known. There are five questions relating to […]

My recommended reading for today August 28, 2013

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Syria: what do Liberal Democrats want? Thoughtful analysis from @caronmlindsay > Syria: what do Liberal Democrats want? http://bit.ly/152A8Ud BBC Sport – Yeovil 3-3 Birmingham (2-3 pens) I like this. “Yeovil let Birmingham (…)

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My column for ConHome: The Tories are going to have to choose if they want to stay in power – Ukip or the Lib Dems. Which is it to be?

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2013

My fifth column for ConservativeHome — The Other Side — ran yesterday. You can read it here — along with the 200+ comments, including several replies from me. It seems that mentioning Ukip in any way whatsoever is catnip to (…)

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