Term-time holidays and smoking in cars – what Lib Dem members think should be allowed

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 830 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. 48% say schools should not allow parents to take their children out […]

Ladbrokes: “Five seats the Lib Dems might GAIN in 2015?

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2014

Yes, you read the headline right. Ladbrokes’ The Political Bookie blog this week featured five seats where, based on the betting, they reckon the Lib Dems might confound expectations… 1. Montgomeryshire. Conservative majority 1,184 “Some are expecting a turnaround with a new candidate.” Her name is Jane Dodds, selected a year ago. 2. Watford. Conservative […]

For-profit schools: some evidence of why I’m far from convinced

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2014

Labour’s shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, this week called on Michael Gove to rule out profit-making schools, arguing “Beyond 2015, whether it admits it or not, the Conservative Party intends to introduce the profit motive into English education”. The Tories have sidestepped the issue and instead invited Labour to turn its fire on the Lib […]

My recommended reading for today June 29, 2014

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… Labour's electorate: The new working class | The Economist If you haven’t yet read @JeremyCliffe’s “Labour’s electorate: The new working class” then you really (…)

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