Today’s Lib Dem reshuffle: 4 thoughts from me on what it means

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2013

Four quick thoughts from me on what today’s Lib Dem reshuffle means.. 1. Nick feels secure enough to be ruthless. Sacking both Michael Moore and Jeremy Browne is not something Nick would have been able to contemplate a year ago. Then – with the economy still mired in recession, his apology video still fresh in […]

++ Susan Kramer takes over from Norman Baker at Transport

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2013

No sooner do we report Norman Baker’s promotion to the home office than the Prime Minister tweets out the news of his replacement: Baroness (Susan) Kramer, the first Lib Dem candidate for the London mayoralty and later MP for Richmond Park — in which role she helped lead opposition to Labour’s proposals for a third […]

++ Jeremy Browne sacked from Home Office, replaced by Norman Baker

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2013

That’s not a headline I’d have predicted writing… Jeremy Browne has always been a bit of a marmite character within the party: an Orange Booker economically, but not a social libertarian. He was regarded as having had a successful stint in his first government post at the Foreign Office (although unless you accidentally start a […]

My recommended reading for today October 7, 2013

by Stephen Tall on October 7, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Three Lib Dems quit front bench over Lisbon Treaty referendum Of 3 LibDem MPs who quit in ’08 bc they supported referendum on Lisbon Treaty: 1=cab min, 1=govt min, 1=party presidt http://bit.ly/1gjhL5C (…)

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