Posts Tagged “david cameron”

The Nigel Farage Paradox: the higher his public profile, the lower is public support to leave the EU

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2014

Here is the Nigel Farage paradox: the more that Ukip’s media profile, poll rating and party membership has grown over the last two years, the more that support for the party’s core mission – that Britain should leave the European Union – seems to have shrunk. Sunder Katwala, director of British Future (New Statesman, 3 […]

My column for ConHome: The immigration choice for the Conservatives – pro-business, or pro-UKIP?

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here on Tuesday. Who’d have thought a column talking about immigration, Europe and Ukip would get their readership so exercised? My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman (…)

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Liberal Hero of the Week #62: Institute of Directors. My Liberal Villain is the Stop the War Coalition

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Institute of Directors The professional body “supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903″ Reason: for reminding politicians that the UK is an “open, trading country that benefits from the […]

FT: “For nearly four years, Britain has been served reasonably well by multi-party government”

by Stephen Tall on February 27, 2014

On Tuesday, it was reported that David Cameron wanted to rule out the possibility of a second Lib-Con coalition in the event of another hung parliament. This tit was matched by an equivalent tat from the left, when Unite leader Len Mclusky urged Labour to do the same. Today’s Financial Times leader attempts to inject […]

Cameron to “rule out second Lib-Con coalition” claims Telegraph. It may be a bluff but that doesn’t mean he won’t be forced to do it.

by Stephen Tall on February 25, 2014

Today’s Telegraph splashes on the claim that David Cameron is preparing to rule out the possibility of a second Coalition with the Lib Dems if the Tories are the largest single party but lack a majority: The Prime Minister wants to make a commitment in the Conservative Party election manifesto not to sign a second […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #58: David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  David Cameron Conservative leader and Prime Minister Reason: for ruling that pubs can open longer during the World Cup. Poor Norman Baker. On the social libertarian wing of the party – he’s […]

Marriage tax breaks: Lib Dem members oppose Conservative plans by 62% to 22%

by Stephen Tall on January 26, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’ve been publishing the full results. (There were a couple of results I ran out of time to […]

Immigration: 87% of Lib Dem members back free movement of EU people; but 65% also support benefit restrictions for EU migrants

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. 87% of Lib Dems support the free movement of EU citizens Overall, […]

Revealed: What Lib Dem members think of Ed Miliband and David Cameron

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Cameron still leading as Miliband recovers (a bit) among Lib Dems We’ve […]

YouGov: Nick edges Vince on economic trust

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2013

Which politician (or combination of politicians) would the public most trust to run the British economy? That’s the question YouGov asked, and here are results courtesy the PLMR blog: Overall David Cameron has the single best economic trust figure (35%) followed by Ed Miliband (30%). As you might expect this breaks broadly on party lines: […]



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