My recommended reading for today December 31, 2013

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Stephen Tall: Five predictions for 2014 | Conservative Home My 5 political predictions for 2014 http://bit.ly/1k3ltof (via @ConHome) Twitter / GuidoFawkes: LibDemVoice's @StephenTall … I see @GuidoFawkes has fallen for my expectations (…)

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Snowden leaks: 72% of Lib Dems say he was in the right – and 69% think state surveillance powers should be cut back

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 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. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Edward Snowden’s leaking of US and British intelligence material revealed the extent […]

My pick of the year: favourite 28 blog-posts (Jul-Sept 2013)

by Stephen Tall on December 31, 2013

Here are my faves for the third quarter of the year… ‘Coalition and Beyond’ – read all 20 essays online now, absolutely free (September 27, 2013) I wish I’d heard this graduation speech at mine (September 26, 2013) Ed Miliband’s (…)

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My recommended reading for today December 30, 2013

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… BBC News – The year in books A good selection with reviews from the BBC’s @DArcyTiP > The year in books http://bbc.in/19VUQeE Kate Maltby: Farage has upstaged Cameron over Syrian refugees | (…)

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2,000 new Lib Dem members join in last 3 months of 2013: “first governing party in recent history to have increased its membership while in power”

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2013

Today’s Independent reports the story that Lib Dem membership is on the up – 2,000 new members joining in the last three months of the year mean the party has recorded a net increase of up to 800 members across 2013: Much of the success, party sources said, was down to a new incentive scheme […]

My pick of the year: favourite 24 blog-posts (Apr-Jun 2013)

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2013

Here are my faves for the second quarter of the year… Could the Lib Dems stay in the Coalition in the event the Tories dumped David Cameron? (June 25, 2013) Two thoughts on Clegg’s Manchester speech (1 of 2): how (…)

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Payday loan companies: majority of Lib Dems say they’re unethical, with 85% wanting limits on their charges

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 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. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. By 56% to 30%, Lib Dems DISAGREE that payday loan companies offer […]

Who’s up, who’s down? How party members rate the performances of leading Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 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. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. LDV asked: How would you rate the performances of the following leading […]

My pick of the year: favourite 18 blog-posts (Jan-Mar 2013)

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2013

Here are my faves for the first quarter of the year… A reply to Dan Hodges: why it’s not surprising some Tories aren’t bothered about winning in 2015 (March 29, 2013) So. Farewell then, David Miliband (March 27, 2013) Budget (…)

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Energy: What Lib Dem members think about the price freeze and new nuclear power station deal

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 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. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Would you support or oppose the following policies…? 64% oppose energy price […]