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My desert island choice of top political columnists

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com So here’s a list. My current eight favourite political columnists (in alphabetical order): 1. David Aaronovitch – The very definition of passionate pragmatism, ‘muscular liberalism’ (a phrase associated with Mark Oaten) is how I think of (…)

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Paywall vs ‘Freemium’: why Parris, Finkelstein et al may rue Rupe’s decision

by Stephen Tall on July 27, 2010

Will The Times’s paywall work? It’s the question that’s been asked ever since Rupert Murdoch’s News International announced its intention to place The Times and The Sunday Times websites behind a paywall, blocking any user not prepared to pay a subscription for access. Last week saw publication of early unofficial statistics which were extrapolated at […]

Respec' to Da Fink: Comment Central apologises to Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2009

Straightforward public apologies are an almost extinct species. Such mea culpas are nearly always hedged-about, heavily-caveatted, explained-away with mealy-mouthed phrases (‘the general point remains’, ‘based on information available at the time’, ‘written in good faith’). So I’m going simply to (…)

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One week on, and not a peep from Danny

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2009

Cast your minds back to 1st April, and the G20 protests in London. You may recall two trenchant articles by The Times’s Daniel Finkelstein savaging four senior Lib Dems – Baroness Williams, Simon Hughes, Chris Huhne and David Howarth – (…)

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The silence of Da Fink

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2009

The Times’s Daniel Finkelstein suddenly seems uncharacteristically shy. On successive days this week, he has denounced senior Lib Dems – Baroness Williams, Simon Hughes, Chris Huhne and David Howarth – for acting as legal observers to ensure the freedom to (…)

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A question for Daniel Finkelstein on the G20 protests

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2009

Daniel Finkelstein has another of his regular pops at Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems today. (Danny’s an ex-SDPer, and, like a reformed smoker, is obsessively evangelical in his disdain for its successor party). Today, as he did yesterday, Danny (…)

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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Shirley, Simon, Chris and David

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2009

The Times tells us that four senior Lib Dems will be on hand to inspect police treatment of protesters at today’s climate camp in London’s Square Mile: Four Liberal Democrats – Baroness Williams of Crosby, Simon Hughes, Chris Huhne and (…)

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Tories’ double whammy tax bombshell

by Stephen Tall on March 23, 2009

I leave the country for just three days, and come back to find that, in my absence, the Tories have fallen to bits over tax. I must try this going away lark again, some time. (What do you mean, post (…)

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Why Danny Finkelstein is wrong about the Lib Dems and the public sector

by Stephen Tall on March 10, 2009

There’s a distinctly odd posting by The Times’s Daniel Finkelstein over at his Comment Central blog today, Our poll and Nick Clegg’s strategy, focusing on the result of the latest Times/Populus opinion poll which breaks down party support according to (…)

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