Posts Tagged “daily telegraph”

Daily Telegraph rails against secretly organised warning letter designed to protect establishment institution

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2015

No, not this one. Obviously. This was simply a meeting of minds with fortuitous timing: Whereas a letter from various celebrities defending the BBC is of course a metropolitan elite liberal-left conspiracy. Glad to clear that one up.

Dear Daily Telegraph, Enough already. It’s actually okay for MPs to claim 11p for a ruler.

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2014

So the Telegraph is back to its old tricks on expenses. Five years ago, the paper uncovered some serious abuses by MPs at the taxpayers’ expense – along the way, the paper was also (as I wrote at the time) “guilty of flaky fact-checking, unfair distortions and disgraceful smears”. Yesterday the paper attempted, rather desperately, […]

++BREAKING: Antidisestablishmentarian Times and Telegraph reveal new danger posed by 150 year-old Liberal pledge for separation of Church and State

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2014

Is there no actual news happening today? Sounds a stupid question. I mean, the US has accused Russia of deliberately destabilising Ukraine, affordability tests for new mortgages are going to be toughened, and the state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland has vetoed big bonuses for staff. All important, interesting stories. Then I looked at today’s Times […]

Why I’m not raising my pitch-fork in jubilant celebration at Maria Miller’s resignation

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2014

Maria Miller has resigned as the Coalition’s culture secretary. The reaction of most people will probably be the same as Labour MP John Mann, whose complaint triggered her downfall: “about time”. Not me. The Independent’s John Rentoul summarised it very (…)

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Norman Lamb is surely right: pensioners who own their own homes and have more than £23,000 savings are ‘quite wealthy’

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

“If someone as well as their home has substantial other assets, money in the bank, shares or whatever, should they be expected to use those assets to pay for care? Or should we say, we will always defer the costs of selling their home? If you’ve got a vast amount of money in the bank, […]

Telegraph claims Clegg has ruled out a coalition with Labour. I claim the Telegraph is talking nonsense on stilts.

by Stephen Tall on September 28, 2013

Last week’s serialisation sensation was all about Damien McBride. This week’s is Matthew d’Ancona’s inside scoop on the Coalition, In It Together. The Telegraph, doubtless keen to get its money’s worth, has hyped-up the revelations, splashing with the headline, ‘Cameron opens talks with Clegg on second Coalition’. Here’s the key passage, which reads unconvincingly to […]

Could the Lib Dems stay in the Coalition in the event the Tories dumped David Cameron?

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2013

As my Voice colleague Mary Reid notes, today’s Telegraph was keen to alert readers to the contingency plans drawn up by the Tories to carry on governing in the event that Nick Clegg were defenestrated as party leader. I assume one of those contingency plans was the laughably blatant attempt by Michael Gove to try […]

Tory rebels launch their own alternative Queen’s Speech as helpful reminder of why Lib Dems vital to Cameron

by Stephen Tall on June 21, 2013

It’s enough to make you feel sorry for David Cameron. The Telegraph report gives the highlights: Conservative MPs launch attempt to bring back death penalty, privatise the BBC and ban burka Conservative MPs have drawn up an “Alternative Queen’s Speech” with radical policies such as bringing back the death penalty, privatising the BBC and banning […]

How Thatcherite are you?

by Stephen Tall on April 20, 2013

“We are all Thatcherites now,” declared David Cameron on the morning of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. Not so, said Nick Clegg: “He’s the leader of the Conservative Party he’s perfectly entitled to say that. I certainly wouldn’t call myself a Thatcherite. I’m a Liberal, she wasn’t a Liberal. I’ve always called myself a Liberal, I always […]

A reply to Dan Hodges: why it’s not surprising some Tories aren’t bothered about winning in 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2013

The Telegraph’s token Labour blogger Dan Hodges has a typically punchy post today – Do the Tories actually want to win in 2015? – highlighting the fatalism of some Tory MPs who think victory next time is possible but not worth it: Hardly worth it? What, just managing to scrape a win at the next […]



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