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Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2013

It’s Saturday evening, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices culled from all those I’ve linked to this last week. You can follow me on Delicious here. What will make banks care about their customers? – Diana Coyle says don’t increase banking regulation, instead open up the oligopolistic banking industry to [...]

The political year reviewed on BBC Radio 4′s The Westminster Hour (with me and others)

by Stephen Tall on December 24, 2012

Together with ConservativeHome‘s Tim Montgomerie and Labour blogger Hopi Sen I guested on BBC Radio 4′s The Westminster Hour last night, discussing The Political Year That Was with presenter Carolyn Quinn. You can listen to our 20-minute conversation here:

Your essential weekend reader — 8 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are eight thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Why don’t we trust politicians? – The BBC’s Nick Robinson takes politicians to task, doesn’t let the media off the hook either… while Labour’s Rachel Reeves mouths platitudes. The BBC regains its honour – Nick Cohen links the Beeb’s problems with [...]

Your Saturday morning reader – 8 must-read articles

by Stephen Tall on October 6, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are eight thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… 5 Years On: The Election That Never Was – Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former spinner-in-chief whose must-read blog is essentially a memoir-by-instalments, recalls the week in 2007 that turned the new Prime Minister from hero to zero. Jimmy Savile: The birth [...]

‘Could a Lib Dem / Labour agreement happen before 2015?’ asks Hopi Sen

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

I realise the headline may well pre-destine this post for John Rentoul’s ever-expanding #QTWTAIN category. But Hopi Sen, an influential Labour blogger, is always worth listening to, and this week he put forward a scenario in which “a LibDem-Labour realignment could foil the Tories”: Could this happen? For the first time, it seems at least [...]

Labours of Letters: the Alex Hilton & Hopi Sen correspondence

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2012

At the risk of intruding on private grief, I feel I should draw the attention of Voice readers to an excoriating broadside against Ed Miliband’s leadership published on LabourList last night. Entitled ‘Losing faith’, it is an open letter from Alex Hilton, twice a Labour parliamentary candidate and founder of the Labour Home website, to [...]

Of future coalitions and political alignments

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2010

Three quick links to must-read articles this past week, all with compelling arguments to make: The Cameroons already thinking the unthinkable (Bagehot, The Economist) Tory MP Nick Boles’ naively sincere suggestion the Tories and Lib Dems will band together at (…)

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Here’s the 10-second answer I fluffed on BBC Radio 4′s The Westminster Hour

by Stephen Tall on August 16, 2010

I was a guest – together with Conservative blogger Iain Dale and Labour blogger Hopi Sen – on last night’s BBC Radio 4′s The Westminster Hour with the lovely Carolyn Quinn. In the highly unlikely event that you missed listening (…)

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