My must-reads this week March 27, 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 27, 2015

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… 5 things we learned from Miliband and Cameron's Q&A Genuine thanks to @stephenkb for mentioning *policies* in his #battlefornumber10 assessment http://bit.ly/1HQ4W1L The TV non-debate: Miliband does better than (…)

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British political debate is rubbish

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2015

Today has been my first day back at work after a fortnight’s paternity leave. By and large, I’ve gone politics ‘cold turkey’, instead focusing on the intricacies of feeding times, nappy changes, and working out how you manoeuvre flailing limbs (…)

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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 29

by Stephen Tall on March 21, 2015

Congratulations to George Murray, whose Marauding Fullbacks have established a firm grip at the top of the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 29. Not too far behind are the chasing trio of Jon Featonby, Mark Widdop and Sam Bowman. (…)

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Blogging will be light for the next few weeks. Here’s why…

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2015

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My must-reads this week March 13, 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2015

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… Login Me in @timesredbox this morning on why the LibDems’ 120+ polls of target seats is giving the party hope http://bit.ly/1MnIBXi Exclusive: new poll shows Featherstone in dead (…)

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Lib Dem private polling v Lord Ashcroft’s polling (PLUS the sting in the tail for the party)

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2015

I have a piece on today’s Times Red Box blog looking at Lib Dem prospects for this May’s election: Ignore the Liberal Democrats at your peril – and don’t write them off. Here’s its premise: There is a new fear which (…)

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Election 2015: Neither Labour nor the Tories deserve to win. But the Lib Dems don’t deserve to lose.

by Stephen Tall on March 9, 2015

This election’s a bit of a paradox. If you’re an out-and-proud political geek, like me, it’s fascinating… Will there be another hung parliament? Can Cameron survive not winning two elections? Will Miliband prove his doubters wrong? Will the Lib Dems (…)

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Which 9 Lord Ashcroft constituency polls are wrong?

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2015

So far, Lord Ashcroft’s £million-plus polling spree has brought us 177 individual constituency polls. Which leads me to my question: which 9 of them are wrong? The reason why I ask that is simple. Reputable opinion polls like Ashcroft’s are (…)

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My must-reads this week March 6, 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2015

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention this week… Debate phobia shows Cameron is reluctant even to talk the talk | Politics | The Guardian Spot-on, Patrick Wintour: “we have more media than ever before, but less (…)

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The time Margaret Thatcher was empty chaired by the broadcasters

by Stephen Tall on March 5, 2015

Lord Ashdown told the BBC the PM’s decision to offer a one-debate ultimatum was “unbelievable” and said he couldn’t imagine Margaret Thatcher refusing to take part. (The Independent, 5th March 2015) This is, of course, rubbish. Here’s The Lady herself (…)

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