Posts Tagged “cambridge”

Mary Beard explains why she’s voting Lib Dem this Thursday

by Stephen Tall on April 29, 2013

Professor Mary Beard (Cambridge University’s “wickedly subversive commentator on both the modern and the ancient world”) explains on her A Don’s Life blog why she’ll be voting for the Lib Dems’ Belinda Brooks-Gordon this week: Since the Iraq War I have been a semi-floating voter. Up to then I had been Labour by default (unless […]

In other news… Richard Kemp for Liverpool, Kennedy on the UK, defection in Cambridge, Hughes at Leveson

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Richard Kemp to represent Liberal Democrats in Liverpool mayor election in May (Liverpool Echo) ‘He said: “I am standing because I believe that only the Liberal Democrats have the long term strategies which will place this city in […]

Do they just not like free speech in Cambridge?

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

I ask the question given the quite astonishing stance of the Cambridge University Students Union to try and pull the plug on the Cambridge Union’s invitation to former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn to come and speak. So far some 665 (…)

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Ambulance-chasing, Colin Rosentiel, the Standards Board, and our loss of civic pride

by Stephen Tall on February 5, 2009

Some may feel I’m asking for trouble by highlighting for a second day running the case of Colin Rosentiel, the Lib Dem Cambridge city councillor who allegedly blocked an ambulance on an emergency call to protect some common land. But, (…)

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