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The deliciously ironic leadership contest Vince Cable’s coronation will deprive us of

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2017

I don’t share the angst of so many Lib Dems that — it appears — the party has been deprived of a leadership contest. First, Jo Swinson, then Norman Lamb, and now Sir Ed Davey have all declined to take (…)

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Après Nick: which Lib Dem MPs are best-placed to become the next Lib Dem leader?

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2014

Today’s Independent has an interesting story speculating on the Lib Dem leadership contest to come if the 2015 election result triggers Nick Clegg’s resignation. It’s one of the features of this parliament – perhaps linked to it being a fixed-term in which we know the dates are all known – that there hasn’t been nearly […]

Ed Davey nails Labour’s energy price freeze: “Prices go up, small, independent competitors go out of business, the big six is created again. Well done, Mr Miliband!”

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2013

Here’s Lib Dem energy secretary Ed Davey highlighting one of the many flaws in Ed Miliband’s promise to freeze energy prices in today’s Guardian interview: (Hat-tip: John Rentoul in The Independent: Quotation of the Day.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal […]

Goal & Own Goal. My pick of the Lib Dem conference’s “hero and biggest gaffe” for Demos’s Fantasy Politics

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

I’m one of the celebrity judges (in my case, that term is gapingly loose) in think-tank Demos’s fantasy politics league running throughout the conference season. My task was to pick the two MPs who had the best or worst weeks (…)

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Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the week’s campaign news

by Stephen Tall on February 15, 2013

It’s only just over a week since the Eastleigh by-election was called. But this first Lib Dem / Tory by-election battle of the parliament has attracted a lot of interest. One aspect that hasn’t been noted much in the media is the level of enthusiasm within the Lib Dems to fight this by-election, and fight […]

Party members vote Vince Cable Lib Dem Minister of the Year (again)

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Vince, Ed and Michael: the Lib Dems’ top trio in government LDV asked: In your opinion, […]

In other news… Trident, MI6, DECC, defections & other stories

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Coalition set for new split on cut-price Trident plan (Scotsman) COALITION splits over Britain’s nuclear deterrent are set to be reopened after an internal Ministry of Defence review suggested a slimmed-down version of the £25 billion Trident […]

LDV poll: Vince or Tim are Lib Dem members’ top choices for leader in event of vacancy

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 2012

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 560 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 28% choose Vince, 21% tip Tim: how you voted Yesterday we reported the finding that 34% of Lib […]

Labour’s not-so-very-local election broadcast shows how unimportant local decision-making is to Ed Miliband’s party

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2012

Tonight’s Labour local election broadcast, starring telly’s very own Lord (Robert) Winston, climaxes with the rallying cry: On Thursday May 3rd, vote NHS, vote Labour Exactly how voting Labour then will help the NHS isn’t explored — not surprisingly, because it won’t. There’s a reason these elections are called local elections, after all. Before highlighting […]

LDV Caption Competition: Ed Davey “I’ve got Energy” Edition

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… (Picture from The Guardian.) Here’s Nick Clegg welcoming new energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey to the cabinet — what do you think might be being said or thought by or about them? And the winner […]



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