Posts Tagged “cyril smith”

Daily Mail attacks Nick Clegg for Cyril Smith RIP tribute. Why?

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2014

‘Squirming of the Lib Dems’ is the Daily Mail’s front page splash today. It’s the second successive day the paper has tried, a bit desperately, to pin blame on Nick Clegg for the extensive abuse allegedly committed by former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith in the 1960s and ’70s. The basis for the paper’s accusations […]

LDVideo | Election archive special… the 1980s

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2011

Yesterday was the 1960-70s, today we fast-forward to the 1980s… 1982 Liberal Party political broadcast (Available on YouTube here.) 1983 election: Party leaders on the campaign trail (incuding Roy Jenkins at 1:05) (Available on YouTube here.) 1983 election night coverage (following a big swing to the Liberals in Torbay, and featuring a Cyril Smith interview […]

LDVideo | Election archive special… the 1960-70s

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2011

It’s Saturday night, but forget the X-Factor… Enjoy instead some classic election clips from the archives…
Jo Grimond campaigns in the 1966 general election

(Available on YouTube here.)
Election Campaign, Feb. 1974 (including a rare …

Tributes pour in for Sir Cyril Smith

by Stephen Tall on September 4, 2010

Lib Dem Voice reported yesterday the sad passing of Sir Cyril Smith, one of the party’s best-known figures, who served as Rochdale’s MP for two decades. Tributes have been pouring in as a mark of appreciation for Cyril’s life. Nick Clegg issued the following statement: “Cyril Smith was a larger-than-life character and one of the […]