Posts Tagged “constitutional reform”

EXCLUSIVE: Clegg re-writes Lib Dem constitution to show that party has “learned the lessons of power”

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2013

Nick Clegg is set to mount his most audacious attempt yet to persuade sceptical voters that the Lib Dems have learned the lessons of being in power by embarking on his own ‘Clause 4 moment’ to re-write the party’s constitution. (…)

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The graph which shows how many Tory, Labour and LibDem voters support House of Lords reform

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2012

The London Evening Standard reported this week a new poll under the headline Even Lib-Dems say Lords reform is not a priority. Buried two-thirds of the way down, however, was this interesting data: Today’s poll found the idea of reforming the Lords, which still has 92 hereditary peers, is widely supported. Eight in 10 people […]

1999 – the year I tipped Tony Blair to become the first President of Europe

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

All this talk of Tony Blair becoming the first President of the European Union reminded me of one of my first forays into political journalism … It was an article I wrote for the Oxford University student magazine, Isis, in (…)

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Clegg: public has been "betrayed" by Parliament's response to #mpsexpenses

by Stephen Tall on July 23, 2009

Nick Clegg has been putting the quiet days of summer to good use, attracting considerable media coverage. Yesterday saw the launch of the party’s pre-manifesto A Fresh Start for Britain. Today Nick fired a broadside in the Telegraph against Labour (…)

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Clegg's 100 Day Action Plan to save Britain’s Democracy IN FULL

by Stephen Tall on May 28, 2009

No, you weren’t dreaming – you really did wake up to news headlines dominated by the leader of the Lib Dems promenading the party’s proposals to reform the UK’s democratic processes. Full marks to the party’s media operation today – (…)

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