Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Only the Liberal Democrats are, unambiguously, the party of ‘In’.”

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2013

This week the Lib Dems got #WhyIamIn trending on Twitter to launch the party’s campaign to show the positive benefits of British membership of the European Union. Nick Clegg takes up the cause in his weekly letter, making the point you’ll hear a lot between now and next May’s Euro elections: “Only the Liberal Democrats […]

My recommended reading for today October 13, 2013

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Ed Miliband's preparing to serve two terms. In opposition – Comment – Voices – The Independent Not sure I buy this, but interesting from @JohnRentoul > Ed Miliband’s preparing to serve two (…)

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My Total Politics column: The Lib Dem reshuffle was male, pale and stale – and likely to remain so

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2013

It’s easy to see why party leaders don’t like reshuffles. What seems like the moment of ultimate power, when you hold in the palm of your hand the destinies of your colleagues, more often triggers a chain reaction of unintended (…)

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What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition with 18 months of it left

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 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. Almost 700 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Apologies: I failed to publish our regular Coalition tracker survey results owing […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #50: Peter Tatchell

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 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.  Peter Tatchell political campaigner Reason: for supporting free speech and its positive use Free speech matters. Here’s George Washington: “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may […]