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It’s not just Iraq – the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign is founded on a big Labour apology

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Apologies are in the air: Jeremy Corbyn has said he will apologise on behalf of the Labour party for the Iraq war if he’s elected leader in 21 days. As Ian Leslie points out, this is (…)

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Lib Dem members on intervention against ISIS: 59% back air strikes, 49% support sending troops

by Stephen Tall on September 29, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 735 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Support for British intervention in Iraq and in Syria to stop ISIS […]

How the Westminster Village media is still struggling with concept of coalition

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2010

It can be surprisingly easy to excite some journalists. Today is a case in point. Nick Clegg stood in for David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions. During his exchanges with Jack Straw (who was standing in for Labour’s Harriet Harman), the Deputy Prime Minister referred to the invasion of Iraq as “illegal”. To most people […]

LDVideo Easter Saturday special: Lib Dem leaders at PMQs

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2010

Welcome to this latest LDVideo instalment, and today as a special holiday treat we’re highlighting three political video clips showing Lib Dem leaders on top form at Prime Minister’s Questions.
First up, is Ming Campbell. Now Ming didn’t always have the happiest time at PMQs, but there were times when he hit his stride perfectly, and […]

Colin Firth on why he’s stopped voting Labour and now supports the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on March 16, 2010

The book ‘Why vote Lib Dem’ – edited by Danny Alexander MP, with a foreword by Nick Clegg, and contribututions from 26 individuals – is selling fast.
Its publisher (one Iain Dale, Esq) reports that it “is outselling Why Vote Conservative by a factor of 9 and Why Vote Labour by a factor 25. Indeed, […]

Brown to face Iraq inquiry soon thanks to Clegg pressure

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2010

It’s nine days since Nick Clegg challenged Gordon Brown to volunteer to appear before Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the Iraq war this side of the general election “before people decide how to vote on his record in government?” And now it seems that Nick’s pressure has paid off – the BBC reports:
Gordon Brown will […]

Daily View 2×2: 18 January 2010

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2010

Happy Monday morning, everyone.
On this day, in 1788, Britain established a penal settlement at Botany Bay in Australia; while, in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt sent the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States to King Edward VII. Even more excitingly, it’s the birthday of AA Milne (b. 1882), Oliver ‘Laurel &’ Hardy […]

Davey: Brown should face Iraq inquiry music

by Stephen Tall on December 24, 2009

Hopes have never been high that Sir John Chilcott’s inquiry into the Iraq war would provide a real sense of closure: it’s come too late, and opinions are fixed. Opponents of Tony Blair’s decision will forever believe that he knowingly mislead Parliament into voting for a war he believed was essential; those who defend his […]

Daily View 2×2: 30 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Welcome to a new week, and the anniversary of the end of the invasion of Iraq … first time round, that is – Operation Desert Storm officially finished in 1995. And happy birthday to David Mamet, Billy Idol, Lorraine Kelly and Gary Lineker and Gael García Bernal. On with the day …
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Brown's five Iraq inquiry U-turns explained

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

The Guardian’s Andrew Sparrow has been a busy boy – he’s been trying to keep pace with the Government’s U-turns since Gordon Brown made his statement announcing the Iraq inquiry last week. He reckons there have been a possible nine, (…)

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