Posts Tagged “gareth epps”

Economy motion carried: Nick Clegg wins overwhelming backing from Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on September 16, 2013

Lib Dem conference has spoken — and it has overwhelmingly backed Nick Clegg. Before the debate I had a hunch the result would be somewhat different. Though Nick had shrugged off a reported split with Vince Cable as “a storm in a tea cup”, I thought Vince’s obvious discontent with the decision to make this […]

Reading Labour Party leaflet’s “born and bred” racist innuendo: will Labour now apologise and withdraw it?

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2012

This is the leaflet the Labour Party is delivering through letter-boxes in a ward where the sitting Conservative councillor — Cllr Azam Janjua, a Reading resident for half a century — is facing a Labour opponent, Eileen McElligott. See if you can notice the oh-so-subtle way in which Labour puts its lips together to dog-whistle: […]

Lib Dem MPs set to rebel over ‘back-door’ nuclear power subsidy

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2011

‘Liberal Democrats have long opposed any new nuclear construction. Conservatives, by contrast, are committed to allowing the replacement of existing nuclear power stations provided that they are subject to the normal planning process for major projects (under a new National Planning Statement), and also provided that they receive no public subsidy.’ So declares the Coalition […]

Lib Dem party membership: “10 members joining for each departure”

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2010

With the Labour party claiming an influx of new recruits, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Reading East at the last election, Gareth Epps, has written to The Guardian pointing out the Lib Dems too have seen a significant increase in new members: Your report (7 July) of a “surge” in Labour membership makes claims about […]