Posts Tagged “Humour”

The Eurozone crisis explained. OR: How not to get distracted by smurfs doing star-jumps

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2012

The Eurozone crisis isn’t, by common consent, a sexy topic rich with comic potential. Important, yes. A rib-tickler, no. So kudos, immense kudos, to comedian John Finnemore who performed a pretty acute summary for BBC Radio 4′s The Now Show this week. In just 6 mins and 35 secs. Enjoy… (Available on YouTube here.) And […]

“When two ride astride, one must ride behind”

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2010

Okay, the poster’s exactly 100 years old – and the issue highlighted here is Asquith’s Liberal government’s attempts to reform the House of Lords – but somehow it was the caption which to me seemed to resonate down the years into these Coalition days: (From the LSE archives: COLL MISC 0519-053). For others it may […]

Do you pass the Lib Dem test? The 13 Yes/No questions that will give you your answer

by Stephen Tall on June 4, 2010

With a tip of our hat to the Daily Mail – which today asks its readers 13 questions so they can tell if they’re posh or not – Lib Dem Voice presents our special How Lib Dem are you? test. All you have to is answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to questions such as, “Do you complain about long driveways and low letterboxes after an afternoon’s leaflet delivery?”, “Do you often find yourself using the words “If only we had a fair voting system”?” and “Do you know what EARS is?”

So. Farewell Then

by Stephen Tall on May 18, 2010

So. Farewell
Spoof Lib Dem website
Which introduced the
World to
Gorvid Camerown.
Yes. You are
The first victim of
The coalition cuts.
65 years of
Two-party rule
Was your catchphrase.
You just
Never said
Which two parties.
Now gone from the web
Twitter and YouTube.
But we shall
Always have
The memories.
Rest in
Taking the piss.
EJ Thribb (17½)

The flow diagram which shows you who to vote for

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2010

(Hat-tip: Andrew Sparrow’s Guardian live-blog, this chart originated on

Tory VAT tax rises and Michael Caine … the spoof posters collection

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2010

On the day that the Lib Dems tried to smoke out the Tories’ true position on whether they’ll jack-up VAT by 3% – annual cost to the average household, £389 – to pay for their unfunded tax-cuts, David Cameron was joined by a man worth £45m who rather likes the Tories’ promise to cut taxes […]

Lib Dems launch

by Stephen Tall on March 30, 2010

Lib Dems still reeling from Vince Cable’s debate victory in Ask the Chancellors, have another reason to be reeling today … the party has launched a subversive multimedia viral ad campaign – – and it’s a 24-carat success.
The Labservative pitch is clear enough: Labour and the Tories are way too similar, and neither is […]

Is this the new Tory slogan?

by Stephen Tall on February 20, 2010

For the Lib Dems it’s Building a fairer Britain …
For Labour it’s A future fayre free-for-all (or something) …
But for the Tories, David Cameron seems to be adopting an unusually honest approach, according to this teaser:

The Conservative Party is not for many.
Admitting it is the first step, I guess.

Tories’ policies recalled as economic model proves unroad-worthy

by Stephen Tall on February 9, 2010

(With thanks to today’s Guardian).
The Tories were today forced to recall a consignment of hybrid policies following widespread complaints that their economic model failed when it encountered bumpy or slippery surfaces. The party is already facing criticism over the recent recall of many of its other policies, including marriage tax-breaks, which have been affected by […]

Revealed: the Lib-Con pact election poster

by Stephen Tall on January 10, 2010

Liberals and Conservatives united together in a British general election to fight for freedom and vanquish Big State corporatism:

Over half a century ago, mind.

Disclaimer: this poster, photographed by me, is from the Bodleian Library’s modern political papers archive – copyright is believed to reside still with the party. Could Cowley Street please contact me […]