Nick Clegg’s speech: 5 initial thoughts from me – and reaction from members and pundits

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2014

Nick Clegg has just delivered his seventh conference speech – you can read it here. Five quick thoughts from me: 1. It’s rare to remember party leaders’ speeches. However, I’ve a feeling this one will be remembered. Not necessarily stylistically — its rhetoric or his delivery — but for a government policy announcement: the emphasis […]

Je ne regrette rien? Would Lib Dem members have voted for Coalition knowing what we know now?

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 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. Almost 600 party members responded to this set of questions – thank you – in a supplementary poll run last Thursday and Friday. Since the Coalition began, […]

My conference debut video: Sticking up for press freedom, ‘Save Our Sources’

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2014

As mentioned here, I broke my conference duck in Glasgow and spoke in a debate from the platform. The party has, and kudos to them, posted all speeches to YouTube and you can watch my four-minute, first-time effort here. Enjoy (…)

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5 thoughts from Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here yesterday – a despatch from Glasgow written on Monday. My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace, for giving a Lib Dem space to (…)

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