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The top 25 most influential Lib Dems (according to the Telegraph)

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2010

Yesterday we reported the Telegraph’s list of numbers 26 to 50 in their annual list of ‘influential Lib Dems’, as devised by Iain Dale, Brian Brivati “with the help of a panel of senior Lib Dems”. Today we find out who they placed top of the pile… The least surprising news is that Nick Clegg […]

Telegraph names its ‘Top 50 most influential Lib Dems’ (Part I: Nos 50-26)

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2010

Iain Dale and Brian Brivati have once again compiled for the Telegraph the list of 50 most influential Lib Dems, and today saw the publication of part one, covering numbers 26 to 50. At 50 is leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, Kirsty Williams; while propping up today’s list — just outside the top 25 […]

Total Politics Top 75 Lib Dem blogs list published

by Stephen Tall on September 6, 2010

It’s two months since Total Politics asked blog-readers to vote for their Top 10 favourite blogs in their annual survey promoted here on LDV, as well as at LabourList and Iain Dale’s Diary. More than 2,200 people voted, and here is the full list of the Top 75 Lib Dem blogs according to the voters […]

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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LDV weekend meme: what is the state of the Lib Dem blogosphere?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2010

When Iain Dale asked if Lib Dem Voice would once again co-sponsor Total Politics’ Best Blog Poll 2010, he also set me some homework: to write c.1,500 words on ‘the State of the LibDem blogosphere’ by the end of the month. As you will see from the date, my deadline is fast approaching. I’ve got […]

Don’t take it out on Vince, guys, just ‘cos you’re stuck with George

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2010

I’ve been amused to see the rush-to-rubbish Vince Cable today among some right-wing bloggers following his appearance on BBC1’s The Politics Show.
Iain Dale (but of course) was first up to tweet: “Well done Jon Sopel for finally exposing Vince Cable as the overrated flipflopper that he is.” He was soon followed by ConservativeHome’s Tim […]

Cameron TV meltdown hits YouTube

by Stephen Tall on March 25, 2010

Yes, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: David Cameron’s bewildered, stumbling, confused, squirming, befuddled, painful TV interview with broadcaster Martin Popplewell is now available to view on YouTube – over 17,000 people have watched it to date.
LDV highlighted the footage late Tuesday. To give them their due, ConservativeHome didn’t shy away from […]

A reply to Tom Harris: Lib Dems wait for the voters to speak. (It’s called democracy, and we kind of like it).

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2010

Labour MP Tom Harris, bless him, is clearly feeling a little bit insecure, as the Lib Dems enjoy a successful conference with a spring in their step and the full glare of the media spotlight. Tom’s blog is a good, fun read – but like his Tory equivalent Iain Dale, he has a bit of […]

Daily View: 14 December 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 14, 2009

Mornin’ all, welcome to Monday, and to the beginning of the last full working week before Christmas. What other things happened on this day in history, you ask? Well, 54 years ago, Hugh Gaitskell was elected leader of the Labour party, succeeding Clement Attlee, and six years ago Saddam Hussein was captured. But enough of […]

Book review: Total Politics Guide to the 2010 General Election

by Stephen Tall on December 8, 2009

One of the first publications from Iain Dale’s new Biteback publishing imprint dedicated to political books, The Total Politics Guide to the 2010 General Election (Eds, Greg Callus and Iain Dale) weighs in at just under 300 pages divided into two (unequal) sections: the first is a series of 14 articles examining different aspects of […]