How I voted in the Liberal Voice of the Year poll

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

For the last fortnight, LibDemVoice has been asking our readers who they think deserves the accolade, Liberal Voice of the Year, now in its seventh year.  The short-list was chosen by current Lib Dem members in our most recent survey: (…)

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Hollande’s affair – do you care? *Gallic shrug*

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

The President of France, Francois Hollande, held a a long-planned news conference today to launch policies to help France’s struggling economy. Along with cuts to government spending, he plans a ‘responsibility pact’ to incentivise firms to hire workers, and… oh, I’m sorry, am I boring you? You’re only interested in his liaisons dangereuses, the reported […]

My recommended reading for today January 14, 2014

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Manchester Policy Blogs | Behind the headlines, a nation divided over immigration Fascinating on immigration polling from @RobFordMancs. Voters ~evenly divided, but haters hate more than likers like http://bit.ly/1fu1BZv What does your (…)

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Latest ICM poll shows Lib Dems at 14%. I’d call that “mildly encouraging”

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

The latest ICM poll for The Guardian is published today. Its topline figures show Labour on 35% (-2%), the Tories on 32% (n/c), with the Lib Dems on 14% (+2%) and Ukip on 10% (+1%). The changes from last month are all within the margin of error, so nothing too dramatic can be read into […]