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 […]