Posts Tagged “hung parliament”

LibLink … Nick Clegg: The Liberal Democrats are not for sale

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2010

Over at The Times, Nick Clegg has penned an article setting out, perhaps in the clearest detail yet, exactly how the Lib Dems will respond in the event of a ‘hung Parliament’. He begins by noting the heat-without-light debate that the new year has brought:
Much of what we have heard so far is unsurprising: absurd […]

Lib Dems and Labour neck-and-neck on 28%, says voting study

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2009

Today’s Times publishes a study by Professor Colin Rallings and Professor Michael Thrasher of Plymouth University based on actual votes cast in the dozens of by-elections that take place for council seats each month. Here are the headline findings:
It shows that although David Cameron’s Conservatives have a 10-point lead over Labour as the year draws […]

Over at Comment Is Free … Help save Labour with PR? No thanks

by Stephen Tall on December 1, 2009

I’ve an article published today at The Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog, entitled, Help save Labour with PR? No thanks – republished below. (For the record, though I’m perfectly happy with the headline, I baulk a little at the sub-ed-supplied (…)

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Lib Dem HQ: read what Nick said, not what the press reported!

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

An email pings into LDV’s email inbox from the Lib Dems’ director of election communications, Jonny Oates, stating categorically that Nick Clegg did not express a preference for dealing with the Tories over Labour.
Now it has been known, just occasionally, for Nick to speak a little faster than he thinks. But, as I posted […]

Clegg asserts Lib Dems’ ‘hung parliament’ equidistance. (The headline you won’t read in today’s papers).

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

It’s a long time since LDV has carried a ‘Media Moron Watch’ feature … but if we were still running it, the spoils today would be shared by pretty much every newspaper. Here are the headlines from the so-called quality press today:

Clegg rules out election deal with Labour (FT)
Liberal Democrats offer Cameron hung […]

David Owen: Lib Dems should “campaign for a role in a government of national unity”

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2009

To be a fair, a former Labour minister, ex-SDP leader and Tory voter is probably the natural person to advocate a national unity government – and that’s exactly what David Owen has done today in an article in The Times:
Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, and his deputy, Vince Cable, need to position themselves as […]

LDV readers say: mixed response to Hung Parliament scenarios

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, LDV started a new poll based on a Hung Parliament scenario floated by PoliticalBetting.com’s Mike Smithson – that the next election might result in the Tories winning the popular vote, and Labour winning the most (…)

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That hoary old Hung Parliament chestnut

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2009

There’s an interesting article by The Independent’s Steve Richards today, focusing – as the media does every three months or so – on the prospect of a ‘Hung Parliament’, and what the Lib Dems would do in such an eventuality. (…)

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ConHome: ‘Tories ponder “generous outreach to Lib Dems”’ Love-bomb or genuine?

by Stephen Tall on February 23, 2009

ConservativeHome co-editor Tim Montgomerie has authored a piece today in which he outlines a debate he claims is being had by senior Tories concerning ‘the extent of outreach that should be made to the Liberal Democrats in the event of (…)

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Clegg set to spell out Lib Dem post-election demands

by Stephen Tall on February 2, 2009

There’s a rather remarkable feature in today’s Independent – a fair and balanced feature article highlighting Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s town hall tours. The first part focuses on what Nick’s learned from the process, and how he feels these (…)

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