Posts Tagged “james graham”

In praise of ‘This House’

by Stephen Tall on May 16, 2013

A hung parliament against the backdrop of a teetering economy. Parties divided over Europe. The cracks in the UK fuelling separatist demands. The whips are desperately trying to maintain order. It’s not hard to see the appeal to current audiences of James Graham’s (no, not that one: this one) hit play, This House. It’s 1974 […]

James Graham on the dangers of Labour’s oppositionalism

by Stephen Tall on August 19, 2010

James Graham, Lib Dem blogger and frequent contributor to the Guardian’s Comment is Free website, has a must-read piece today, titled ‘Not dead but…’. James co-founded the Lib Dems’ Social Liberal Forum, and has in the past advocated closer relations between the party and Labour as a progressive force to take on the Conservatives, so […]

Jo Swinson target of anonymous smear campaign

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2010

This how today’s Sun reports the story:

A LIB-DEM MP has called in cops after an anonymous smear campaign was launched against her. Trouble-makers claiming to represent the East Dunbartonshire Taxpayers’ Alliance have sent letters to hundreds of voters across the region blackening the name of Jo Swinson, who is standing again on May 6. …
Ms […]

Evidence based, Left Foot Forward? Not if you’re ignoring the actual evidence

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2010

The Labour-supporting Left Foot Forward blog prides itself on being evidence-based. But not, it seems, when the evidence doesn’t support the conclusion they’ve already written.
That seems to be the only explanation for their slanted weekend posting that Lib Dem tax policy “fails the fairness test”, which appears to rest on two points: 1) that people […]

Daily View 2×2: 1 March 2010

by Stephen Tall on March 1, 2010

It’s Monday morning. It’s the 1st March, and the question everyone’s asking is, “Where the hell did January and February go?”. For our Welsh readers, meanwhile, may we wish you a very happy St David’s Day. On with the day’s main news …
Result of LDV poll on Tories’ evaporating lead

Yesterday LDV ran an insta-poll asking […]

How can we sell the Single Transferable Vote to the public?

by Stephen Tall on February 11, 2010

The last 24 hours’ focus on voting systems – surely every Lib Dem’s dream come true? – have highlighted just how hard it will be to gain acceptance for the party’s preferred proportional voting system, the single transferable vote.
It’s no surprise that almost all MPs from the two establishment parties, Labour and the Tories, […]

Lib Dem Bloggers Christmas stocking fillers … Part II

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2009

If you could choose up to three items for your Christmas stocking, what would they be? That was the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with all their choices added to the Amazon carousel widget featured on our home-page, referral fees from […]

Daily View 2×2: 7 December 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 7, 2009

Welcome to the 341st day of the year, folks, a day which has witnessed in past years the births of great thinkers like Noam Chomsky and Stan Boardman.
2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:
Why the Conservatives […]

Kirsty on Lembit: “His approach to politics is different to mine.”

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

Getting on for a year ago, Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik began writing a regular political column in the Daily Sport. Thanks to Lib Dem blogger James Graham – who set up the Prawn Free Lembit blog, so that those of us who don’t touch the Sport’s casually misogynistic pages can follow his writings – […]

CommentIsLinked@LDV… James Graham: Nick Clegg – where have you been?

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

Over at The Guardian’s Comment Is Free blog, Lib Dem blogger James Graham has a pop at the Lib Dem leader for squandering the political opportunity presented by a quiet August. Here’s an excerpt: Where was Nick Clegg when #welovetheNHS (…)

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