Thirsk and Malton: Tory MP Anne McIntosh de-selected, 5-way marginal for 2015?

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Interesting news from Yorkshire, where controversial Tory MP Anne McIntosh has been de-selected by her local party following a ballot of local party members. Ms McIntosh has been in a long-running dispute with local officials about her political future. The MP, chair of the Environment Select Committee, said she still intended to fight the seat. […]

As football’s January transfer window closes why not play ‘Ukip Manager’?

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Here’s a snippet from Ukip’s 2010 general election manifesto: “Ukip would place a maximum of three foreign players in the starting line-up, as this would free up places for British players in the youth academies of these teams and spur the future development of home teams.” As Paul Haydon points out here, That would force […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #57: Nick Clegg

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Nick Clegg Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister Reason: for liberal intervention on Syria, and liberal non-intervention on smoking in cars This is the first time I’ve nominated Nick Clegg as […]

University applications at record high levels post-fees – including from disadvantaged areas – yet again

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Well, this is all getting very repetitive. UCAS has published the latest statistics on full-time undergraduate applications to higher education in the UK this year. And yet again it’s shown that – despite the hyperbolic fears of those who said (…)

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My recommended reading for today January 31, 2014

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… Disgruntled Radical: Update on Theresa's Law and how Liberal Democrat MPs voted Good news: 7 Lib Dem MPs voted the liberal way on the (…)

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