Posts Tagged “channel 4 news”

Fraser Nelson’s porkies. AKA: Can we have an informed debate about the economy, please?

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2015

Fraser Nelson, editor of The Spectator, is at it again. I’ve noted before his tendency to use raw figures — ignoring, say, the impact of inflation or population growth — to make specious claims. First, Fraser attacked the Conservatives for their New (…)

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Liberal Heroes of the Week #80: Alan and Gary Keery (aka the ‘Cereal Killer Cafe’ entrepreneurs)

by Stephen Tall on December 13, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Alan and Gary Keery Owners of the Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch Reason: for starting a local business in the face of Channel 4 News’s mockery It was a close call this […]

As Channel 4 News goes on titillating ‘fishing trip’, Sarah Teather calls them out

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2013

I wasn’t too impressed by the timing of Sarah Teather’s announcement — on the eve of the party’s conference — that she wouldn’t be standing as a Lib Dem at the next election. But I was impressed by her performance on Channel 4 News last night. Invited on to talk about immigration in her first […]

Andrew Mitchell – victim of a police stitch-up?

by Stephen Tall on December 19, 2012

That’s the heavy implication of Michael Crick’s revelations on Channel 4 News last night. The bare facts appear to be that, when told the police wouldn’t open the gates at Downing Street to allow him to ride his bike through, then Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell swore at them, saying “I thought you guys were […]

What I said to Channel 4 News about Chris Huhne

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2012

I was interviewed today by Sonia Rathwell for Channel 4 News for a profile of now-former Lib Dem cabinet minister Chris Huhne. Here’s some of what I said: It could be said that the former secretary of state for energy (…)

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Do Lib Dem members think the Coalition will collapse early? And what the public thinks about Nick Clegg…

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2011

Channel 4 News has conducted an interesting YouGov poll surveying former and current Lib Dem members about their views on the Coalition. Their political editor Gary Gibbon gives the skinny on his blog: We have a YouGov poll, taken from 396 Lib Dem members and 118 former members, on the programme tonight. It found that […]

Have you seen Zac Goldsmith’s Channel 4 News car-crash interview yet?

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2010

Phew! I’ve just finished watching Channel 4 News’s Jon Snow attempt to interview Tory MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith about suggestions that he has serious questions to answer about the accuracy of his election expenses. It’s true car-crash telly, with Zac Goldsmith spending the first seven minutes of the interview ranting against Channel 4 […]

Channel 4 News: Zac Goldsmith has “questions to answer” about election spending

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2010

Channel 4 News will tonight broadcast the results of an investigation which it claims show Conservative MP for Richmond Park, Zac Goldsmith, has serious questions to answer about the accuracy of his election expenses. The total allowable expenses for the campaign for all candidates was £11,003. Zac’s official returns show he spent 98% of his […]