The verdict of Philip Collins, chief speech writer for Tony Blair, on Nick Clegg: “the Deputy Prime Minister should be applauded by all liberal voters”

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

Philip Collins uses his column in today’s Times to write something not often written on that paper’s pages (or anywhere else for that matter): praise for the Lib Dems in Coalition. Here’s the paywalled link, and here’s a glimpse behind the paywall of what he has to say: It is therefore a serious defence of […]

Latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 12% for Westminster, but just 6% in the Euros

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

As I’ve mentioned before, The Guardian’s ICM poll is the one I wait for each month. The latest figures are now up, and the figures are… well, I’m not sure what to make of them really. In the snapshot of Westminster voting intentions, the Lib Dems are unchanged from last month on 12%, ahead of […]

My Times ‘Thunderer’ column: Jeremy Browne has yet to show that “Thatcherism plus immigration” will prove to be a vote-winner

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

Here’s my piece for The Times’s Thunderer column, which was published there yesterday: Jeremy Browne is on the hunt for “a bold, ambitious liberal party”. The Lib Dem MP does not believe his own party quite cuts it, pointedly criticising Team (…)

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