Posts Tagged “iain dale”

Iain Dale to host political fundraiser for Lynne Featherstone

by Stephen Tall on November 14, 2014

Iain Dale, former Conservative candidate and blogger turned LBC Radio broadcaster, made the shock revelation this morning on his ConservativeHome diary: Next week, shock horror, I’m doing another political fundraiser. Brace yourselves. It’s for Lynne Featherstone – yes, the Liberal Democrat MP. She’s a mate and did sterling work on equal marriage, so I’ve decided […]

On Sarah Wollaston’s naming and shaming in The Times of “very aggressive male bloggers”

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2014

Blogging is back in the headlines again today. Dr Sarah Wollaston, the feistily independent Conservative MP for Totnes, has hit back at those online critics who denounced her role in the trial of her fellow Tory, Nigel Evans, acquitted this week on all charges of sexual assault and one of rape. In an interview with […]

Liberal Conspiracy is dead – and so too’s the amateur blogger (more or less)

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2013

Sunny Hundal announced on Friday that left-of-centre blog Liberal Conspiracy is coming to an end: I no longer have the time to maintain Liberal Conspiracy as a daily-updated news and opinion blog, so as of today I’m going to stop. This site will become an occasionally updated personal blog, with the odd guest-post. It’s fair […]

Iain Dale accepts police caution for assault on anti-nukes protestor

by Stephen Tall on September 26, 2013

On Tuesday, Conservative blogger, publisher and LBC radio presenter Iain Dale hit the headlines when he took on anti-nukes protestor Stuart Holmes, who’d annoyed him by insistently trying to get in shot while ITV’s Daybreak programme interviewed his latest high-profile author, Damian McBride. (See Iain Dale unilaterally disarms anti-nukes protester in front of TV cameras.) […]

LDVideo: Iain Dale unilaterally disarms anti-nukes protester in front of TV cameras

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2013

Don’t mess with Dale! And definitely not when he’s in protective publisher mode and wants to ensure a hassle-free interview for his latest political author, Damian McBride. Just a still photo and the link to the video for now, but it’s bound to be on YouTube soon enough… VIDEO: The moment Iain Dale decides he’s […]

Bob Worcester forecasts Lib Dems to be reduced to 24 seats in 2015. I’ll run naked down Whitehall if that’s the result.

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2013

At a conference fringe meeting on Monday evening, the pollster’s pollster Bob Worcester, MORI’s founder, made a forecast of how many seats the Lib Dems will win at the 2015 election: 24. His prediction was based on current polling which he’d fed into the Electoral Calculus website and implied the number should be 17. His […]

A reply to Iain Dale’s post, ‘Eastleigh by-election gets dirty’

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2013

Here’s a quick response to Iain Dale’s blog-post Eastleigh by-election gets dirty, itself a response to my post earlier today, So this is why the Tories have been trying to keep their Eastleigh candidate quiet. I like Iain, admire his (…)

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Why I voted for Chris Huhne (and in praise of The Two Iains)

by Stephen Tall on February 4, 2013

Here’s my 2007 Lib Dem leadership election ballot paper: Chris Huhne got my first preference. (Okay, with only two candidates there wasn’t really a need to mark the figure ‘1’: I’m just a die-hard preferential voter.) I slightly surprised myself (…)

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So I’ve charted higher than Ming or Nick, I see

by Stephen Tall on September 25, 2012

The Telegraph has published its annual list of Top 50 influential Lib Dems, compiled by Iain Dale and Brian Brivati. I’m a new entry at number 41, charting higher than Ming Campbell or indeed Nick Clegg’s ‘So Sorry’ video. It’s (…)

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LDVideo: Nick Clegg Entschuldigt Sich

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2012

I suspect Nick Clegg may well have had enough of spoof videos by now. But on the off-chance he hasn’t, LBC’s Iain Dale has re-worked that famous clip from Downfall… almost affectionately, I think. Judge for yourselves: Nick Clegg Entschuldigt Sich from Iain Dale on Vimeo. * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, […]