Posts Tagged “jo grimond”

6 British Pathé video clips of ex-Liberal leaders from 1931 to 1967

by Stephen Tall on April 17, 2014

Sir John Simon speaks to the Nation. “Let us give to the Prime Minister a firm mandate in the name of the whole nation” (1931) General Election Aka Pathe Election Forum: “It was to make Britons free that the Liberal Party came into being” (Sir Archibald Sinclair, 1945) Election Address – Liberal Party: “The people […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Of course the EU has to change”

by Stephen Tall on May 19, 2013

No prizes for guessing which subject Nick Clegg tackles in his latest weekly letter to supporters: Europe. He rattles through the three positions: ‘calamitous outers’, ‘inconsequential renegotiators’ and ‘achievable reformers’. No prizes for guessing which he identifies with the Lib Dems. Over to Nick… I’m writing this week’s Letter to you from Kirkwall in Orkney. […]

LDVideo | Party political broadcasts from the 1960s: Bonham Carter, Thorpe, Grimond & friends

by Stephen Tall on September 4, 2011

Round 2 of our trip down PPB memory lane. Yesterday we trawled the 1950s, and today it’s time for the 1960s to take centre-stage… Liberal Party election broadcast 1964 (with Frank Byers, Mark Bonham Carter, Jeremy Thorpe and Margaret Wingfield — alas, with some sound issues) (Available on YouTube here.) Liberal Party election broadcast 1964 […]

LDVideo | Party political broadcasts from the 1950s: Samuel, Arlott and Grimond

by Stephen Tall on September 3, 2011

The party political broadcast (PPB for short) divides the anoraks from the average. Here at Voice Towers we try to cater to both, but this post’s most likely to pique the inerest of the former, as we rewind more than half a century, and recall some of the PPBs of yesteryear… 1951: Viscount Samuel (alas, […]

LDVideo | Election archive special… the 1960-70s

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2011

It’s Saturday night, but forget the X-Factor… Enjoy instead some classic election clips from the archives…
Jo Grimond campaigns in the 1966 general election

(Available on YouTube here.)
Election Campaign, Feb. 1974 (including a rare …

Who are the greatest Liberal Prime Ministers who never were?

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2011

Mark Pack reviewed Francis Beckett’s new counterfactual collection, The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, on the Voice earlier this week — 14 ‘Big Beasts’ who, had the chips fallen differently, might have become premiers. The list is mostly inevitable with a couple of intriguing outsiders: Austen Chamberlain, J R Clynes, Lord Halifax, Oswald Mosley, Herbert […]