My must-reads this week August 28, 2015

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… How will Labour top losing the election? By losing its own leadership contest | Frankie Boyle | Comment is free | (…)

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What do we mean when we say, “I am a Liberal Democrat…”?

by Stephen Tall on August 26, 2015

The catastrophic election results have prompted the Lib Dems to undertake a process known as Agenda 2020, ‘a party-wide consultation to help inform our policy-making over the next five years. This is a chance for us to have an in-depth (…)

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It’s not just Iraq – the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign is founded on a big Labour apology

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Apologies are in the air: Jeremy Corbyn has said he will apologise on behalf of the Labour party for the Iraq war if he’s elected leader in 21 days. As Ian Leslie points out, this is (…)

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My must-reads this week August 21, 2015

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Did Labour lose because it wasn't left-wing enough? No, voters didn’t think Lab/Tories were “just the same”, explains @Adam_Ludlow > http://bit.ly/1E6tWC1 (…)

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Confessions of a Labour entryist: how I’m voting in the leadership election

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A month ago today, I registered as a Labour supporter, paid my £3, and was swiftly thanked by the party’s general secretary. I was partly driven by curiosity — kind of a mystery shopper excursion to (…)

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Why I still don’t think Corbyn will win (and why I may be talking rubbish)

by Stephen Tall on August 19, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Unless you’re a bookie looking for an easy publicity-shot, we have no idea who will be named Labour’s new leader on 12th September. At the moment, Jeremy Corbyn seems a shoo-in. But there are dissenters — (…)

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We (Lib Dems) don’t need no education. Apparently.

by Stephen Tall on August 9, 2015

Tim Farron has announced his seven campaigning priorities for the Lib Dems this Parliament. And one topic is notable by its absence: Rural Communities and Vice Chair – Mark Williams MP EU referendum – Catherine Bearder MEP and Lord Jim (…)

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My must-reads this week August 7, 2015

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Truth is our best weapon in the new Cold War | The Times Edward Lucas with some hard Qs for the (…)

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My take on the Labour leadership: enjoy Peak Corbyn, then prepare for Competent Cooper

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2015

Just when I think we’ve reached Peak Corbyn, the summer madness ratchets up another notch. Last night, we reached Peek Corbyn, as crowds of Jezzabeaux and Jezzabelles descended on Camden to hear the Sage of Islington spake. The New Statesman’s (…)

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Review: DI Jack Frost series (Books 1-6) by R.D. Wingfield

by Stephen Tall on August 2, 2015

I didn’t approach R.D. Wingfield’s DI Jack Frost series with any great enthusiasm. I’d seen enough of ITV’s Sunday night schedule-filler, with David Jason in the title role, to assume it would be lightweight, middlebrow, plodding fare, with signposted comic (…)

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