Nick (finally) makes his education speech and launches the Coalition’s own ‘Champions League’

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Five days after it was pre-briefed, Nick Clegg finally made his speech on A Liberal Vision for Education at Morpeth School in Tower Hamlets. (Morpeth is, by the way, a fantastic school. I visited it for my day-job 18 months ago, and was shown around by two of its pupils, Vanessa and Mahir: the transformational […]

My recommended reading for today October 24, 2013

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Russell Brand, unnecessary revolutionary – Telegraph Blogs A rather brilliant take-down by @TomChivers > Russell Brand, unnecessary revolutionary http://bit.ly/16v4Njg Nick Clegg's Alternative Speech “Nick Clegg’s Alternative Speech” http://bit.ly/16v3sZN < Good stuff from (…)

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The last book I read in 100 words: Never Surrender by Michael Dobbs

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Never Surrender, Michael Dobbs This is the third of Michael Dobbs’ series of Churchill novels that I’ve read (though it’s the second chronologically). They are superbly gripping. The first, Winston’s War, is the best because of the compelling psychodrama that (…)

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YouGov: Nick edges Vince on economic trust

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Which politician (or combination of politicians) would the public most trust to run the British economy? That’s the question YouGov asked, and here are results courtesy the PLMR blog: Overall David Cameron has the single best economic trust figure (35%) followed by Ed Miliband (30%). As you might expect this breaks broadly on party lines: […]

YouGov: Nick edges Vince on economic trust

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Which politician (or combination of politicians) would the public most trust to run the British economy? That’s the question YouGov asked, and here are results courtesy the PLMR blog: Overall David Cameron has the single best economic trust figure (35%) followed by Ed Miliband (30%). As you might expect this breaks broadly on party lines: […]