My pick of the year: favourite 17 blog-posts (Oct-Dec 2013)

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2014

Here are my faves for the final quarter of the year…

Nick Clegg reminder to drawbridge-up Tories on immigration: “We are an open economy” (December 16, 2013)

‘Good’ gender segregation and ‘bad’ gender segregation? (December 12, 2013)

Three scenarios for the 2015 election based on current polling: which do you think looks most plausible? (December 10, 2013)

The Autumn Statement and the unreal economic debate in which everyone pretends the Coalition stuck to ‘Plan A’ (December 5, 2013)

Nick Boles calls for National Liberal revival AKA Nick Boles invents a safe space for nice people well away from the Tories (November 19, 2013)

Mark Thompson quits Lib Dems. Is this the death of party politics? Not so fast! (November 16, 2013)

Nightmare scenarios: what are the 2015 election results the Lib Dems, Tories and Labour most dread? (November 15, 2013)

A New Statesman subscriber writes… (October 28, 2013)

Liberal Conspiracy is dead – and so too’s the amateur blogger (more or less) (October 27, 2013)

Two questions journalists aren’t asking about Nick Clegg’s free schools speech (October 22, 2013)

The Labour party ‘Plebgate’ website they no longer want you to see (October 16, 2013)

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #50: Peter Tatchell (October 13, 2013)

Journalism in a digital age (and the curious case of The Guardian disliking paywalls but liking the licence fee) (October 10, 2013)

Oxford admissions, those misleading Department for Education stats, and the real challenge for social mobility (October 10, 2013)

David Cameron’s speech: meh, bah and hmm. (October 2, 2013)

On the Lib Dem conference polling bump (lack thereof) and what it means for the party (October 2, 2013)

Of course, the Daily Mail has form when it comes to smearing party leaders’ families (October 1, 2013)