Posts Tagged “colin breed”

Eric v Paddy: who’s the “frail and confused” one?

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2010

Eric Pickles has, we hear, labelled Paddy Ashdown “frail and confused”. It seems an odd charge for the lifelong political hack and current Tory chairman, Mr Pickles, to level against Paddy – a former Marine, diplomat and spy, who’s placed himself in danger in service of his country more times than Eric’s had hot dinners […]

Lib Dems in the pink

by Stephen Tall on January 3, 2008

There’s an in-depth interview with David Heath MP, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for justice, in Pink News – you can read it in full here. Around half of it is devoted to exploring the Lib Dem stance on (…)

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How the MPs are lining up (UPDATED)

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2007

By popular request, here’s the current list of which Lib Dem MPs have declared for which leadership candidate so far. (Originally compiled with the help of Jonathan Isaby of The Daily Telegraph.) The list shows that Nick has attracted two (…)

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How the MPs are lining up (UPDATED)

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2007

I’m grateful to Jonathan Isaby of The Daily Telegraph, who has compiled (and allowed me to reproduce here) his up-to-date list of which Lib Dem MPs have declared for which leadership candidate so far. Jonathan comments: “Below are my most (…)

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Colin Breed to stand down

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2007

Colin Breed, Liberal Democrat MP for South East Cornwall has announced that he will not seek re-election at the next general election. Full story over at the ThisIsPlymouth website. (Hat-tip: Stephen Gilbert commenting on LDV earlier.)

What Lib Dem MPs will be reading this summer

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2007

We’re into July, yet summer seems to have decided to give the UK a miss this year (so far). No matter. Packing books for the beach (or wherever) is as much a summer ritual as the Brits crashing out of (…)

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