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Me, Adam Boulton & the wit of Dr Pack

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2013

Many thanks to my Mark Pack for this picture of me appearing on Sky News this lunchtime, being interviewed by Adam Boulton about all things Lib Dem. His suggested next words for the subtitles? “… That a man is interviewing (…)

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Grappling with government: how will we change our minds when the facts change?

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2010

Sky News’s Adam Boulton has an interesting take on this year’s Lib Dem conference: … there is an overbearing sense of seriousness as the Lib Dems cogitate on the political hand dealt them after the last election. Far from glibly queuing to speak in debates, conference organisers report that party members are hanging back, wanting […]

LDVideo: Paxman and Boulton slug it out

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 2010

Here’s two rather different perspectives of our esteemed Fourth Estate in action. One shows a journalist who’s done his homework, and gets increasingly fed up with the refusal of a politician to deal in honest facts. The other shows a journalist who’s failed to do his homework, and gets increasingly frustrated with the persistence of […]

Nick says yes to Sky's televised debate

by Stephen Tall on September 2, 2009

As LDV noted this morning Sky News has decided to lay down the gauntlet, and formally invite the major party leaders to particpate in a televised debate during the general election campaign. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has formally accepted (…)

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Who do you think's the best political journalist in Britain?

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2008

That’s the question Total Politics put to journalists, MPs and the magazine’s Facebook fans – and below, courtesy of The Guardian’s Politics Blog, are the top 20. As ever with such lists, there are some curiosities – for example, that (…)

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10 key Lib Dem questions for 2008

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2007

Sky News’s Adam Boulton has posted his rather more worldly ’10 Questions for 2008’ over at his Boulton & Co blog: A lot will happen that I can’t predict, but working from the known unknowns of next year’s calendar, here (…)

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Lib Dems on air over the weekend

by Stephen Tall on December 7, 2007

Quick alert for those wanting to see/hear Lib Dem MPs live on air in the next three days: • Tonight (Fri), acting Lib Dem leader Vince Cable will be on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions at 8.00 pm (repeated Saturday, (…)

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Tories in a muddle on Europe (plus ça change)

by Stephen Tall on October 23, 2007

Tory leader David Cameron found himself on slippery terrain today when giving his monthly press conference to journalists. The question repeatedly asked was straightforward enough: the Tories have committed to holding a referendum on the EU reform treaty – will (…)

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Ming: why I quit

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2007

Ming Campbell has given a series of interviews this afternoon setting out his reasons for choosing to stand down as Lib Dem leader. You can watch Ming’s interview with the BBC’s Nick Robinson here. And here are extracts from Ming’s (…)

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What the pundits say

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2007

Ming can breath a sigh of relief. It’s not just the Lib Dem conference delegates and blogosphere which have lauded his speech – even the media, which has delighted in reporting a conference taking place in an alternative parallel universe (…)

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