Posts Tagged “chris patten”

‘How is it that MPs who think they are the voice of the people always make the people sound so boorish?’

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2012

As I tweeted last night: Chris Patten pwns Philip Davies here RT @gdnpolitics: A duel of two Tories turns on Patten put-down for a pit bull bit.ly/TkjXf9 — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) November 27, 2012 Simon Hoggart’s sketch — which is (…)

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Entwistle quits BBC: what next?

by Stephen Tall on November 11, 2012

Another week, another day’s news headlines dominated by the media talking about itself… though this time with some legitimacy, as it’s not every day the Director-General of the BBC resigns within two months of being appointed to the post. George Entwistle and the BBC’s Catch-22 problem The BBC Director-General is editor-in-chief of the organisation, ultimately [...]

LDVideo | Election archive special… 1992

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2011

Last weekend — in a desperate attempt to offer our readers an alternative to The X-Factor — we highlighted some clips from elections of yesteryear: first, the 1960-70s, then the 1980s. Today, we’re scrolling forward to the video footage of the 1992 general election… Paddy Ashdown on the campaign trail (Available on YouTube here.) Don [...]

How would you make the positive case for Europe?

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2009

The countdown to elections to the European Parliament – to be held in tandem with local government elections on 10th June – is now on. Last week, here on LDV, the Lib Dems’ vice-chair of our Euro election campaign, Willie (…)

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