Posts Tagged “ConservativeHome”

My top 3 Budget 2014 requests

by Stephen Tall on March 19, 2014

ConservativeHome asked me for some top lines about my wishes for George Osborne’s fifth budget today. Here they are… My top three requests: 1) No surprise this one: an increase in the personal allowance to £10,500 take more of the (…)

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A Tory-Ukip pact? Up to you, guys. But you do know there’s an easier way, right?

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2013

Ukip’s spectacular showing at last week’s local elections has got the Tories spooked. The full realisation is sinking in that this may not be a one-off eruption of popular protest. Nigel Farage’s band of modern-life-is-rubbish disciples will likely top next year’s Euro polls. Such momentum may propel them towards a double-digit general election performance in […]

Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, […]

‘Please give generously’: Tories mail-shot supporters asking for donations to fight Lib Dem mansion tax

by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2012

That’s the story in the Guardian this weekend: The Conservative party privately sent letters to Tory donors and wealthy homeowners promising to defeat Liberal Democrat plans for a mansion tax at the same time as their coalition partners thought they were negotiating on a version of the proposal ahead of the autumn statement, it emerged […]

Why the Lib Dems are standing for barely half the elected police commissioner posts

by Stephen Tall on October 22, 2012

With nominations closed and the elections less than a month away, time for a quick recap on where the Lib Dems are at in the forthcoming police commissioner elections. As ConHome has taken some pleasure in pointing out, the party is standing in 23 out of the 41 contests, little more than half. A little […]

ConHome pushes case for Vince Cable as Lib Dem leader. It’s enough to make you wonder why…

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2012

You’ve gotta love ConservativeHome. No, really. This morning Tim Montgomerie reports a deliciously mischief-making poll from YouGov, commissioned by the Lord Ashcroft-backed site, comparing the standing of Nick Clegg, Vince Cable and the Liberal Democrats in general. It won’t surprise anyone to learn that Vince Cable performs better than Nick Clegg in all the measures […]

When should the Coalition end? Here’s what our survey said…

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Three-quarters want Coalition to go on til 2015 – but 40% say it should end early […]

When should the Coalition end? Here’s what our survey said…

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Three-quarters want Coalition to go on til 2015 – but 40% say it should end early […]

Tory MP’s summer resolution: “I am going to learn to love the coalition” (But he’ll still block Lords reform)

by Stephen Tall on July 19, 2012

There’s an interestingly conciliatory post on ConservativeHome from Tory MP Gary Streeter — introduced as ‘one of the 81 rebels on an EU referendum and one of last week’s 91 rebels on an elected Lords’ — re-committing himself to supporting the Coalition. … we need a steady hand on the tiller at this time of […]

The word ‘straight’ isn’t homophobic. Now can we get on to the stuff that matters, please?

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2012

Two significant events this week in the campaign for equal LGBT rights… First, as we reported this week, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg asked that the ‘Pride flag’ be flown from Whitehall to symbolise Government support for Saturday’s rally in London. As The Sun’s political editor Tom Newton-Dunn tweeted: For the 1st time ever in […]



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