My recommended reading for today January 16, 2014

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2014

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… The spending battleground Overseas aid, climate change and welfare benefits: top 3 areas of spending the public wd prioritise for cuts http://bit.ly/1hugwAv Reading Politics · Scotland’s Independence Referendum: Do We Already Know (…)

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My column for ConHome: The past elections the main parties love and fear

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here on Tuesday. My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace, for giving a Lib Dem space to provoke – constructively, I hope. Which past (…)

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First Euro poll of 2014 shows Lib Dems at 7%. Can we make being ‘The Party of IN’ work for us by the time of the real election?

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2014

The first poll this year asking how people will vote in May’s European elections has been published today by YouGov. It gives the following headline ratings compared with the last elections in 2009: Conservative 17% (-11%) Labour 24% (+8%) Lib Dem 7% (-7%) Ukip 19% (+2%) Feed these numbers (plus those for the Greens, SNP/Plaid […]