Posts Tagged “barack obama”

Steven Spielberg presents… President Obama: “I’m Daniel Day-Lewis.”

by Stephen Tall on April 28, 2013

The 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual event which disproves any notion the Americans can’t do irony… (Watch it on YouTube here.) And here’s the full 20 minute Obama routine: (Watch it on YouTube here.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum, and also […]

Flow-chart guide to the key battleground states that’ll decide the US presidential election

by Stephen Tall on November 5, 2012

With a hat-tip to Paul Walter, whose tweet alerted me to this — and with an even bigger genuflection in the direction of its creator, Buzzfeed’s Ruby Cramer — here’s the flow-chart guide which narrows down the presidential contest between (…)

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Politics in pictures: How Cameron, Clegg & Miliband led from the front this week

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2012

It’s been a tumultuous week in the political world. So let’s have a look at how the three main party leaders led from the front in statesmanlike fashion… David Cameron played badminton in a suit… Ed Miliband bought sausage rolls in Greggs… … And Nick Clegg met President Obama to agree how the UK can […]

LDV Caption Competition: The Obama & Cameron ‘Special Relationship’ Edition

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… Here’s the popular leader of a leading nation whose economy is on the road to recovery on a Boy’s Night Out with David Cameron. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about […]

What The Spectator says: ‘Obama the Lib Dem’. (PS: It may even be a compliment.)

by Stephen Tall on February 14, 2012

Over at The Spectator, Jonathan Jones looks at the US and UK approaches to their forthcoming budgets — cutting the deficit, taming debt, etc — and his fourth and final point concludes: Obama the Lib Dem. It’s striking how similar Obama’s tax priorities are to those of the Liberal Democrats, even though the specifics differ […]

NEW POLL: Who is your Liberal Voice of the Year?

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2012

Today’s the day we launch our search for the Liberal Voice of 2011 to find the individual or group which has had the biggest impact on liberalism in the past 12 months. This is the fifth annual award, and as is our tradition, we’re looking beyond the ranks of the Lib Dems to find the […]

The last book I read in 100 words: O: A Presidential Novel, Anonymous

by Stephen Tall on March 21, 2011

O: A Presidential Novel, Anonymous The jaunty dust-jacket illustration suggests a sly, quirky, entertainingly intelligent political romp — a Primary Colours for the Obama generation. The reality is a bit more meh. There’s nothing exactly wrong with O: it’s convincingly (…)

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The Saturday Debate: The last thing we need is politicians who emote

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2010

After an extended election break, we’re reviving our Saturday slot posing a view for debate: The election campaign of 2010 will, above all, be remembered for the transformative effect of the television debates, and the breakthrough of Nick Clegg. They were, in the main, substantive discussions in which real policies – and real political differences […]

YouTube 'cos we want to: Obama, Miliband and Mitchell & Webb

by Stephen Tall on July 11, 2009

Welcome to the weekend edition of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. First up, everyone’s seen that picture of Presidents Obama and Sarkozy, supposedly showing the two world leaders leering (…)

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YouTube 'cos we want to: Bercow, New Labour and Obama

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2009

Welcome to this Friday edition of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. Guaranteed Wimbledon/Jacko free. First up, let’s enjoy new Speaker John Bercow’s well-publicised spat with ITN reporter Tom Bradby. (…)

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