Posts Tagged “andrew sparrow”

Clegg on the Daily Mail: “Overflowing with bile about modern Britain”

by Stephen Tall on October 3, 2013

I noted earlier this week that the Daily Mail’s attacks on Ed Miliband’s father have echoes of the smears the paper has peddled about Nick Clegg and his family over the years. And on his ‘Call Clegg’ radio phone-in today the Lib Dem leader didn’t shy away from mounting a full-frontal assault on the Mail […]

++ Lib Dem conference overwhelmingly votes to oppose ‘secret courts’. Again.

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2013

You may be forgiven a sense of déjà vu: the Liberal Democrats have voted overwhelmingly to oppose secret courts legislation. Just as we did last September. Clegg faces blow at #LDConf as delegates vote to condemn Lib Dem MPs and peers for backing ‘secret courts’ – bit.ly/YkWSKS — AndrewSparrow (@AndrewSparrow) March 10, 2013 Here’s the […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the week’s campaign news

by Stephen Tall on February 15, 2013

It’s only just over a week since the Eastleigh by-election was called. But this first Lib Dem / Tory by-election battle of the parliament has attracted a lot of interest. One aspect that hasn’t been noted much in the media is the level of enthusiasm within the Lib Dems to fight this by-election, and fight […]

Equal marriage: who voted which way

by Stephen Tall on February 6, 2013

For those wanting to know the voting breakdown of last night’s historic decision in the Commons to approve equal marriage, here it is courtesy of Andrew Sparrow’s essential Guardian live-blog… Conservatives FOR – 127 MPs (42%) AGAINST – 136 MPs (45%) ABSTENTIONS – 5 MPs (2%) ABSENT – 35 MPs (12%) Labour FOR – 217 […]

Forget the Prince Harry pics – was I right to publish that Nick Clegg poll?

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2012

My report this morning on LibDemVoice of our latest survey of party members showing that we’re split 47%-46% on whether Nick Clegg should fight 2015 election as party leader has been picked up by Andrew Sparrow in The Guardian today (…)

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So much for my hopes of getting rich courtesy of Paddy Power…

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2011

I posted to Lib Dem Voice this afternoon Paddy Power’s OTT press release — claiming that “Victory for the Lib Dems in Oldham is now as unlikely as Manchester United finishing at the bottom of this year’s Premier League with (…)

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Lib Dem conference 2010: open thread #ldconf

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2010

The thousands of Lib Dem members who made it to Liverpool this week for the party conference will be arriving home now, probably tired, in need of a healthy square meal, and perhaps a tad hungover. Here’s your opportunity to tell Voice readers what you made of it all: the highlights (and any lowpoints), the […]

Brown's five Iraq inquiry U-turns explained

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow has been a busy boy – he’s been trying to keep pace with the Government’s U-turns since Gordon Brown made his statement announcing the Iraq inquiry last week. He reckons there have been a possible nine, (…)

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