Posts Tagged “daily mail”

Surely the ultimate Daily Mail headline?

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2013

I think it’s fair to say that Mail Online has excelled itself: Though it may look like something from the Daily Mail-omatic website, this is genuine. Really. I guess I’m only disappointed that they couldn’t fit in ‘Outrage at BBC/welfare/immigrants’ as well. (Hat-tip: Alex Massie.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, a […]

The welfare debate and the age of the trollemic

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

I decided to invent a new word yesterday: Is “trollemic” a word? If not it should be. Trollemic = deliberately OTT argument to generate controversy & make rational debate impossible. — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) April 3, 2013 It’s the welfare debate that’s prompted it, but it could be any other topic on a given week. […]

Daily Mail reports one poll which Nick Clegg does top

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2013

A Bank Holiday snippet from the Daily Mail today. It shows both good news and bad news for Nick Clegg: Poor, benighted Nick Clegg. According to the Lib Dem Voice website, his approval rating is minus 2 per cent. Not that David Cameron can take much comfort from the figure. The BBC1 quiz Pointless gave […]

I’m sorry, Ian Birrell, but what on earth are you talking about?

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Before I begin this brief rant, I want to make it clear that I’m actually a fan of Ian Birrell’s writing: it’s passionate, informed, provocative. He’s not afraid to slam his colleagues in the media for their group-think on issues (…)

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OUTRAGE and FURY as Daily Mail labels over ONE MILLION British housewives, pensioners and disabled people “LAZY”

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2013

Here’s the Daily Mail slamming 4 million feckless shirkers “languishing on benefits” courtesy of my hard-earned taxes: What the Mail’s Emily Davies didn’t report, however, was that of those four million, 514,000 are ‘looking after family or home’. A further (…)

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Liberal Hero of the Week #27: Jack Whitehall

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #23: John Kampfner, Nick Cohen & Fraser Nelson

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Welcome to the 23rd in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

The Daily Mail and Miriam: is this progress or not?

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2012

So, on the plus side, five days ago the Daily Mail billed her as “Miriam Clegg… the wife of Nick Clegg, who goes by her maiden name of Miriam Gonzalez Durantez”… whereas today she is allowed to be Miriam Gonzalez (…)

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We must be doing something right – Mail rails at ‘Commie Clegg’, Telegraph blasts ‘Socialist Vince’

by Stephen Tall on May 23, 2012

There’s a measure in marketing known as Advertising Value Equivalents (AVE) — it’s used to assess the impact of coverage in the media. Glancing at today’s right-wing press, the Lib Dems have won headlines money can’t buy… Nick Clegg’s push for increased social mobility, to equalise opportunities for the poorest in society, has earned him […]

Another Mail headline to savour… Lynne ‘slaps down’ Tory minister for opposing Coalition support for equal marriage

by Stephen Tall on May 13, 2012

At this rate the Daily Mail will soon become Lib Dems’ favourite reading… A few days after its front page proclaiming David Cameron’s lament ‘I’d govern like a true Tory if it wasn’t for the Lib Dems’, the paper reports: Tory Minister is slapped down by Lib Dems after criticising gay marriage Two Ministers in […]