Ed Miliband’s speech: 5 thoughts on what it means for Labour, Tories, Lib Dems and the 2015 election

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2013

I listened to, rather than watched, Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour party conference yesterday. On the up-side that meant I missed the three hammy mid-speech standing ovations (shades of IDS c.2003); on the down-side it accentuated the peculiar whooping of some of the more excitable delegates (relax, guys, it’s just a politician talking). In […]

My recommended reading for today September 25, 2013

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… David Blunkett and the Nazi propaganda | What You Can Get Away With – Nick Barlow's blog Super takedown by @nickjbarlow > David Blunkett and the Nazi propaganda http://bit.ly/1fkP5eo Behold, Ed Miliband's (…)

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My column for ConHome: How Germany’s result could tempt me to vote Tory in 2015

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2013

My seventh column for ConservativeHome — The Other Side — ran yesterday. You can read it here, as well as the always interesting comments below-the-line (which I try and respond to). My thanks to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman and (…)

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