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Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ – sign the petition, write to your MP

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2017

I’ve spent the past 24 hours watching events unfold in the US, feeling angry, horrified – and helpless.  Two small (I’m well aware) practical things I’ve done are:  (1) sign that petition – it’s not really how I’d have worded it, but sometimes (…)

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Brexit: the problem with promising a second referendum

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2016

Embed from Getty Images I get why Tim Farron has promised the Lib Dems are committed to holding a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. There is a good principled reason for doing so. Regardless of (…)

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5 thoughts on that statue at Oriel #RhodesMustFall

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2016

‘Cecil Rhodes statue to be kept by Oxford University college’, the BBC notes. Here’s my hot take… 1. I’m glad I’m not working in the alumni office at Oriel College – having been an Oxford fundraiser for 13 years, I (…)

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Tim Farron’s Channel 4 interview: 2 quick thoughts

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2015

New Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was asked on tonight’s Channel 4 News whether he thought, as a Christian, that homosexuality is a sin. It’s not the car-crash some of his critics claim — but there’s no denying Tim squirms (…)

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Tim Farron’s Channel 4 interview: 2 quick thoughts

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2015

New Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was asked on tonight’s Channel 4 News whether he thought, as a Christian, that homosexuality is a sin. It’s not the car-crash some of his critics claim — but there’s no denying Tim squirms (…)

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Secret ballot? Whatevs.

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2015

Tim Farron shows how dropping a policy can be a sign of strength

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2015

A month ago I endorsed Tim Farron for Lib Dem leader – but with a couple of caveats. For example: That doesn’t mean I agree with Tim all the time. I don’t and I won’t. He’s more of a tax-and-spender (…)

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

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2015

His name’s Milo, born 12 March. Couldn’t be happier…

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 22

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2015

After the FA Cup hiatus, Premiership football returns this weekend – and so does our latest round-up from the LDV Fantasy Football League. Congratulations to George Murray, whose Marauding Fullbacks continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 22, just ahead of Jon Featonby and Sam Bowman. But let’s also hear it for […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #86: Benedict Cumberbatch

by Stephen Tall on January 30, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch Actor Reason: for standing up to prejudice. Context matters. So do intentions. Which means that when Benedict Cumberbatch this week used the word ‘coloured’ — provoking one of those wearily predictable storms — it needs to be read (…)

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