Who’s up, who’s down? How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 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. LDV asked: How would you rate the performances of the following leading Liberal Democrats […]

My recommended reading for today August 11, 2013

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… The Real Blog: Is there any reason for Labour's continued existence? Fabulously thoughtful (as ever) from @DavidBoyle1958 > “Is there any reason for Labour’s continued existence?” http://bit.ly/13ZnF30 Chris Huhne lands £100k a (…)

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Chris Huhne lands £100k a year job at US energy firm. And why not?

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2013

The Independent reports the story of Chris Huhne’s new role: Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has been hired as the manager of an energy firm just months after being released from prison. The Government’s ex-energy and climate change cabinet secretary has been working as the European manager of Zilkha Biomass Energy since July, according to […]

Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 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. Cameron bounces back as Miliband’s stock falls further among Lib Dems We’ve been asking […]

LDVideo: Watch Spanish premier Rajoy’s “fin de la cita” cock-up

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2013

Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy has been having a tough summer. The country’s economy continues to contract, unemployment has soared, and — most personally damaging of all — he and his (very) right-wing Partido Popular have been embroiled in a slush fund corruption scandal. A recent speech to the Spanish parliament was intended to draw a […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #45: Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Natalie Bennett Green Party leader Reason: for sticking up for the rights of mothers to breastfeed wherever they choose “Get yer tits out for the lads!” is the cry of the unreconstructed […]