Ukip’s Godfrey Bloom brands Michael Crick a racist and hits him with party’s ‘no black faces’ conference brochure

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

This tweet from Mark Wallace was picked up Channel 4′s political editor Michael Crick… “UKIP: Changing the face of politics”…to make it entirely white, apparently #UKIPConf pic.twitter.com/fNT5bjgX58 — Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) September 20, 2013 … who decided to quiz shy and retiring Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom about the absence of black faces from his party’s […]

My recommended reading for today September 20, 2013

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Clegg has gambled his party's future on another hung parliament I agree w/ first 3 paras, not so much last 3 > @georgeeaton: Clegg has gambled party’s future on another hung p’ment (…)

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Good on Damian McBride – making the case for coalition government

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

I’ve met Damian McBride only once, in February this year. Two things struck me. First, how much healthier (and happier) he looked than he did in 2008 when his role in a dirty tricks campaign against the Tories was exposed. He was only 34 when that furore flared, yet in pictures from the time he […]

Goal & Own Goal. My pick of the Lib Dem conference’s “hero and biggest gaffe” for Demos’s Fantasy Politics

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

I’m one of the celebrity judges (in my case, that term is gapingly loose) in think-tank Demos’s fantasy politics league running throughout the conference season. My task was to pick the two MPs who had the best or worst weeks (…)

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What do the Lib Dems need to focus on next year?

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

That was the 250 word essay question a group of us were set by The House magazine. Mark Pack has offered up his thoughts here. Here’s my effort… What the Lib Dems need to focus on in the next year (…)

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