Posts Tagged “david steel”

4 photographic trips down the Liberal Party memory lane

by Stephen Tall on August 15, 2014

Anyone recognise these dudes? 1972 Liberal Party Open Their Assembly (Found at — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) August 8, 2014 People *really* cared about electoral reform in 1975 (Jeremy Thorpe & John Campbell — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) (…)

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In other news… on Jess Ennis, Judy Steel & other stories

by Stephen Tall on August 12, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Campaign to rename Tudor Square in honour of Jess (Postcode Gazette) Sheffield politicians want to rename Tudor Square in honour of Jessica Ennis. The Liberal Democrats have backed a campaign which went viral on twitter on Saturday […]

LDVideo | Party political broadcasts from the 1960s: Bonham Carter, Thorpe, Grimond & friends

by Stephen Tall on September 4, 2011

Round 2 of our trip down PPB memory lane. Yesterday we trawled the 1950s, and today it’s time for the 1960s to take centre-stage… Liberal Party election broadcast 1964 (with Frank Byers, Mark Bonham Carter, Jeremy Thorpe and Margaret Wingfield — alas, with some sound issues) (Available on YouTube here.) Liberal Party election broadcast 1964 […]

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 […]

Daily View 2×2: 17 May 2010 (with bonus ‘Prophet Steel’ video)

by Stephen Tall on May 17, 2010

Happy Monday morning, everyone, and welcome to the first full week of Lib Dem / Conservative coalition government. Let’s get down to the news …
One Big Story

Lib Dem members give overwhelming thumbs-up to coalition government agreement
The Daily Telegraph has a fair-minded report proving that extraordinary things really can happen in the new politics (and in […]

Brown’s silence on Megrahi: “absurd” says Clegg, “right” says Steel

by Stephen Tall on August 24, 2009

Nick Clegg has today condemned Gordon Brown for issuing no statement following the release on compassionate grounds of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi: Although the decision to release Megrahi was a Scottish one for which Gordon Brown was (…)

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YouTube ‘cos we want to: an SDP special

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2009

If the SDP had lived on*, 2009 would have marked its 18th** 28th birthday – which spurious segue is all the excuse we need to dust off three video clips tracing its rise and fall. Let’s begin at the beginning, (…)

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YouTube 'cos we want to: Jeremy, David and Paddy

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2009

Another instalment in our occasional series rounding up political videos doing the rounds – for this special Friday night edition, we’re delving back a little further into the archives to recall three of the great Liberal leaders of the past (…)

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