What I’m up to at Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2014

Inbetween blogging the debates ‘n fringes ‘n stuff, here’s where you’ll find me… Saturday: 1-2 pm, Crowne Plaza Castle 1 – Chairing CentreForum and British Influence fringe: “How to win a European referendum”. Speakers: Danny Alexander MP; Professor John Curtice, (…)

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Cameron’s conference: Giveaway budgets are dead! Long live giveaway speeches!

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2014

Politicians don’t do giveaway budgets any more. It seems just too blatant to ‘bribe’ voters a matter of weeks before an election. Instead politicians now do giveaway leaders’ speeches. Nick Clegg pulled a policy rabbit out of the hat last year by finding a spare £500m a year for free school meals for infants. And […]

Favourability index: Ed Balls more unpopular with Lib Dems than George Osborne

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 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. Some 735 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. 96% of Lib Dem members view Ukip unfavourably, compared to 88% for […]