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Oi, Lib Dems! Let’s quit the moralising over Lord Sewel

by Stephen Tall on July 28, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A couple of weeks’ ago, when Channel 4 News was trying to goad Tim Farron to start defining what constitutes sin, Lib Dems sympathetic to our new leader (like me) were quick to draw the divide (…)

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A brief (recent) history of the Lib Dems’ flagship tax-cut for the low-paid

by Stephen Tall on March 21, 2013

George Osborne’s fourth budget saw him finalise the commitment to implement in full the Lib Dems’ number one manifesto commitment: taking out of income tax all those who earn less than £10k a year. It prompted this post by my Co-Editor Caron Lindsay yesterday – Why it’s worth being a member of the Liberal Democrats […]

The Alex Wilcock Realpolitik argument for Nick Clegg staying as Lib Dem leader

by Stephen Tall on September 9, 2012

A week ago I set out my three thoughts on the debate over Nick Clegg’s leadership and why I think he should stay. In fact, though my post has been described as ‘strong supportive’ of Nick, it was a little (…)

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Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part V

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). Part […]

Telegraph: country’s first female director of adult films selected as Lib Dem parliamentary candidate

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2010

Here’s the story, Female adult film director runs for parliament with Lib Dems, which presumably earned its place in the Torygraph thanks to the titillating headline it teed-up:
Anna Arrowsmith, managing director of adult film company Easy on the Eye, will stand for the party in Gravesham, Kent. Under her pseudonym Anna Span the 38-year-old has […]

Annoyed by BBC Question Time panel selection? Then you know what to do.

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2010

A couple of years back, I was moved to write to the BBC complaining about Question Time’s pro-Tory bias, regularly featuring Tory-supporting journalists alongside Tory MPs.
Well, that’ll learn me to be careful what you wish for. Because what do we have to look forward to on tonight’s QT panel? The following: an official Labour representative […]

Daily View 2×2: 29 May 2009

by Stephen Tall on May 29, 2009

2 Big Stories Moves towards voting reform gain momentum As the MPs’ expenses row rumbles on – today’s Telegraph villain is that arch-Eurosceptic Bill Cash – the recognition of the need for electoral reform is gathering pace. After yesterday’s clarion (…)

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Which Lib Dem MP would you want to be the next Dr Who?

by Stephen Tall on December 24, 2008

The news that David Tennant is quitting his role as The Doctor in the BBC series Dr Who has prompted a flurry of speculation in recent months about who might succeed him: David Morrissey, James Nesbitt, David Walliams, Chiwetel Ejiofor (…)

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Total Politics list of top 50 Lib Dem blogs published

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2008

You can see the full list over at Iain Dale’s blog, but here’s the top 10: 1. Liberal Democrat Voice 2. People’s Republic of Mortimer (Alix Mortimer) 3. Norfolk Blogger (Nich Starling) 4. Quaequam Blog! (James Graham) 5. Liberal England (…)

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Bloggers’ summer reading (Part II)

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2008

Imagine you were going on holiday this summer: which two books would you take with you? One should be a political book – whether you want to re-read it, or try something new you’ve been recommended. The other should be (…)

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