Posts Tagged “andrew neil”

The Labour leadership contest – my outsider’s verdict so far…

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2015

I’ve finally got round to watching BBC Newsnight’s Labour leadership hustings (available to watch here for another 24 days). Here’s my verdict… There was no doubt in my mind who was the strongest performer: Islington left-winger Jeremy Corbyn. This isn’t (…)

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Hollande’s affair – do you care? *Gallic shrug*

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

The President of France, Francois Hollande, held a a long-planned news conference today to launch policies to help France’s struggling economy. Along with cuts to government spending, he plans a ‘responsibility pact’ to incentivise firms to hire workers, and… oh, I’m sorry, am I boring you? You’re only interested in his liaisons dangereuses, the reported […]

What I said on BBC’s Daily Politics…

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2012

I guested today on the BBC’s Daily Politics — presented by Andrew Neil and Jo Coburn — alongside John Kampfner and (briefly) Bonnie Greer. The programme featured interviews with Danny Alexander and Tim Farron, and appearances by fellow blogger Mark (…)

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LDVideo: Julian ‘most intelligent MP’ Huppert explains the Higgs boson to Andrew Neil

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 2012

Two seismic events occurred yesterday. First, the Higgs boson ‘God particle’ has probably been discovered by scientists at CERN. Then, even more extraordinarily, Andrew Neil had a good word to say for a Lib Dem MP, as Julian Huppert offered a succinct summary of why it matters… (Available on the BBC website here.) * Stephen […]

On Nick Clegg’s ‘labotomoy’, Andrew Neil’s dissonance & Matthew Parris’s skewering

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2012

To the cloisters of Westminster Abbey last night for liberal think-tank CentreForum’s summer party (which lived up to its billing as a party, even if summer didn’t appear). Nick Clegg was guest of honour, and delivered a 10-minute tours d’horizons (…)

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LDVideo: Davey on energy policies and climate change action

by Stephen Tall on May 23, 2012

Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey was asked this week by Andrew Neil why people were being asked to pay more for their power while many were struggling. He said it was “right to pursue climate change policies” and told Andrew Neil that prices of onshore, offshore and solar renewable sources were […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg on House of Lords reform, Budget taxes and Michael Brown

by Stephen Tall on April 23, 2012

Nick Clegg faced Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics, and set out his views on a range of issues — including the row over some Tory MPs’ wish to ditch their Coalition Agreement pledge on Lords reform, George Osborne’s controversial budget, Cornish Lib Dems’ ‘pasty tax’-opposing leaflet, and that Michael Brown donation. Here’s the full […]

LDVideo: Simon Hughes on the Coalition Budget, 50p tax rate and NHS reform bill

by Stephen Tall on February 29, 2012

Simon Hughes, the Lib Dem deputy leader, was interviewed by the BBC’s Andrew Neil at the weekend on some of the key issues currently facing the party and the Coalition. These included the Lib Dem push for tax-cuts for the low-paid, maintaining the 50p tax-rate for those earning more than £150,000, and the NHS reform […]

LDVideo at Conference | Clegg & Cable on the economy; Andrew Neil’s take on the conference; and the power of Lib Dem conference reps

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2011

At Birmingham and so missing out on how the Lib Dem conference is being reported? Not at Birmingham and so missing out on seeing Lib Dem MPs and government ministers up close and personal? We hope these videos will help re-connect you… Clegg welcomes Jaguar jobs boost; Cable warns of economic equivalent of war (Available […]

Don’t take it out on Vince, guys, just ‘cos you’re stuck with George

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2010

I’ve been amused to see the rush-to-rubbish Vince Cable today among some right-wing bloggers following his appearance on BBC1’s The Politics Show.
Iain Dale (but of course) was first up to tweet: “Well done Jon Sopel for finally exposing Vince Cable as the overrated flipflopper that he is.” He was soon followed by ConservativeHome’s Tim […]