Posts Tagged “christmas”

The Clegg Family Christmas Card, with a little help from their sons

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2013

Here is the Christmas card Nick Clegg and Miriam González Durántez will be sending out this year: The London Evening Standard explains: Nick and Miriam Clegg’s Christmas card was hardly festive at all … until their three sons got hold of it. Brothers Antonio, Alberto and Miguel used an app on the family iPad to […]

Last reminder! LibDemVoice Xmas Drinks, Monday 17th December

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2012

A final reminder that tomorrow, Monday 17th December, all LibDemVoice readers are invited to join us for festive drinks at 5pm in London, followed by (for those who’re able) Steve Richards’ Rock ‘n Roll Politics Christmas Special. You can sign up for drinks on our Facebook page here, or via FlockTogether here — you’ll find […]

Nick Clegg’s festive card: “Merry Christmas”

by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2012

Just in case you’re not one of the lucky ones to receive your own signed copy this year (I’m still waiting for mine), here’s Nick Clegg’s choice of Christmas card this year… Here’s what the Guardian has to say about it (yes, really, the paper dedicated a large feature to the leaders’ choices of Christmas […]

Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part IV

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). Part […]

My 5 Christmas present suggestions: the unexpurgated version

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2010

Over at, my Co-Editor Mark Pack presents seven ideas from Lib Dem bloggers for those who are already planning their Christmas shopping. One of my own suggestions is included, but as I came up with five in total here (…)

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Lib Dem Bloggers Christmas stocking fillers … Part I

by Stephen Tall on December 6, 2009

If you could choose up to three items for your Christmas stocking, what would they be? That was the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. And over the next two days we’ll reveal what they told us, with all their choices added to the Amazon carousel widget featured on our home-page, referral fees from which will help support Lib Dem Voice: so get clicking and ordering. (Image: R.J. Matson, The New York Observer and Roll Call.)

Oh God … It’s Don’s “there’s too many repeats on telly” rant again

by Stephen Tall on December 3, 2009

In what has become a tradition almost as eagerly anticipated as the Queen’s Speech, Lib Dem shadow culture secretary Don Foster has unleashed his annual broadside against telly bosses for broadcasting too many repeats. The Telegraph dusts off the same-old, same-old:
Nearly 600 hours of repeats will be shown on Britain’s four main television channels over […]

Probably the most inappropriate Christmas card ever sent …

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2009

The year is 1938, and you’re looking for a suitably seasonal picture for the front of your Christmas cards. A festive image which will convey seasonal goodwill to all humanity.
What could better symbolise those eternal truths than an international peace treaty signed by the two major European powers which had once been at war? […]

Tories hoist by their own Christmas card

by Stephen Tall on November 26, 2009

David Cameron two years ago:

The idea that anyone ever could be offended by a Christmas card that says “Merry Christmas and happy new year” and we’ve got to send one saying “Season’s greetings”; I think it’s just insulting tosh. ‘In fact, people – Muslims and Jews – are offended because it’s […]