Posts Tagged “glasgow conference 2013”

PSA: Don’t use Opodo (OR how not to make a gesture of goodwill to a customer)

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2013

I was actually pretty organised this year. Booked my travel and hotel accommodation for Lib Dem conference in June, more then 3 months early. But when I turned up at Gatwick to catch my BA flight to Glasgow on (appropriately (…)

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‘Coalition and Beyond’ – read all 20 essays online now, absolutely free

by Stephen Tall on September 27, 2013

Two weeks ago, Liberal Reform launched their new publication, Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead, at the Lib Dems’ Glasgow conference. It was edited by me, with a foreword by Nick Clegg (yes, the front cover name-checked (…)

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Nick Clegg’s speech: my first impressions

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2013

This was Nick’s sixth speech to a Lib Dem autumn conference, and was his most relaxed and assured performance to date. As with the best of his Letters from the Leader, it worked because he took us behind the scenes of government – such as “shell-shocked civil servant promising me we’d get on with things […]

15 things to look out for at the Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on August 6, 2013

The Lib Dems have published the agenda for our autumn conference — I’ve uploaded it to read at the foot of this post. It’s a pretty meaty agenda, too, with big issues up for debate. This, after all, is the penultimate autumn conference before the 2015 general election, which means it’s important for determining what […]

Nick, Vince and Danny lead Lib Dem charge to “balance the books, find new ways to create jobs and growth”

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2013

Be warned: we’re under starter’s orders for the general election. Today, the Lib Dem leadership sets out its plans on the economy for approval by the party conference this autumn, striking a neat balance between a strong defence of the Lib Dem record in government and a recognition that much still needs to be done […]