In praise of the liberal centre

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2014

Here’s Matthew d’Ancona’s concluding paragraph in his Telegraph column today: It is not that hard to deduce what the generation of voters still reeling from the global financial crisis might be seeking from those who would govern them. Fiscal credibility (…)

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My recommended reading for today August 3, 2014

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… What chance of a Liberal Democrat gain in 2015? | Politics | PhD Be surprised if there weren’t one: “What chance of a LibDem (…)

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Lib Dem party membership: the occasional ups and mostly downs since 1988

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2014

The Lib Dems published the party’s 2013 accounts this week. The report included the latest membership figures, which showed for the first time since 2010 an increase on the previous year’s: up 2% to 43,451. Here are the Lib Dem membership figures since the modern party’s formation as the successor to the Liberal Party and […]