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Liberal Hero of the Week #73: Mary Beard

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Mary Beard Professor of classics at the University of Cambridge Reason: for taking a stand against Twitter ‘trolls’ and then giving them a second chance This series has taken an unannounced summer […]

Jeremy Browne joins Twitter. In unrelated news, his new book’s out next month

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2014

I published the complete and utter list of Lib Dem MPs’ first tweets last week, so it seems only fitting to include the latest first tweet – from Taunton MP Jeremy Browne (updating David Penhaligon‘s famous injunction): If you’ve got something to say, stick it in a tweet and post it on the twittosphere. — […]

Jeremy Browne joins Twitter. In unrelated news, his new book’s out next month

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2014

I published the complete and utter list of Lib Dem MPs’ first tweets last week, so it seems only fitting to include the latest first tweet – from Taunton MP Jeremy Browne (updating David Penhaligon‘s famous injunction): If you’ve got something to say, stick it in a tweet and post it on the twittosphere. — […]

Today’s #TwitterSilence – are you in or out?

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2013

For those of you who don’t inhabit the Twittersphere, many people today are taking part in a #TwitterSilence (that’s its hashtag). It was the idea of Times columnist Caitlin Moran as “a symbolic act of solidarity” intended to shame Twitter into taking more seriously the rape/bomb threats and other abuse being targeted against women. You [...]

Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson apologises for ‘insensitive’ tweet

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

A swift retraction by Lib Dem MEP Graham Watson of this tweet, reacting to the news David Cameron has cancelled his landmark speech on Europe as a result of the hostage crisis in Algeria: Immediately condemned as ‘clearly sick and offensive’ by Nick Clegg’s spokesman, Graham has now issued this apology: I wish to apologise [...]

What I thought of Nick’s speech in 5 tweets

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

You can read Nick Clegg’s speech to the Lib Dem conference in full here. Here were my 5 quick takes on reading it through… Quick thoughts on Nick’s speech: 1) Lib Dem 2015 election strategy clear. 100% centrist – fairer (…)

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John Prescott should ignore this post. It asks you to think.

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

I had a leeetle bit of a moan about Twitter at the weekend — in particular its tendency to turn even normally quite intelligent and courteous people into the worst kind of insult-spewing trolls — and I’m afraid I’m going to do it again now… Yesterday saw the launch by the think-tank Policy Exchange of [...]

On Twitter, Leveson, media standards… and Labour MP Ian Austin labelling Russell Brand “a disgusting, sleezy [sic], horrible creep”

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2012

I love Twitter and I hate Twitter. At its best, it is a brilliant way of enjoying a shared moment with friends and friends-of-friends, whether glorying in the Olympics or bitching about X-Factor. At its worst, it is a bile-filled bearpit, where opinions are sprayed with scant regard for their accuracy in the race to [...]

@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2012-06-08

by Stephen Tall on June 8, 2012

@lordbonkers Agreed – one of the main points in my blog-post in reply to lordbonkers # @lordbonkers I'm just *so* NSFW. in reply to lordbonkers # RT @betarish: Word of the day is 'cunctator'. Yes, you read that correctly. < (…)

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@stephentall’s weekly Twitter updates for 2012-06-01

by Stephen Tall on June 1, 2012

From @libdemvoice > LibLink: Sarah Teather Special needs children deserve more http://t.co/wdxrPdWW # From @libdemvoice > PMQs: Wouldn't you also crack under this sort of pressure? http://t.co/wJrJfFNh # From @libdemvoice > Local liberal heroes: Peter Truesdale – A while back, (…)

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