Posts Tagged “john major”

Liberal Hero of the Week #73: Mary Beard

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Mary Beard Professor of classics at the University of Cambridge Reason: for taking a stand against Twitter ‘trolls’ and then giving them a second chance This series has taken an unannounced summer […]

Paddy: So you want to be a politician? Get a life (first).

by Stephen Tall on May 20, 2012

That’s Paddy’s view, as reported in the Independent’s diary here: Paddy Ashdown, the first leader of the Liberal Democrat party, has remarked on how politics has been taken over by people who have never had a job anywhere else but in politics, giving the strong impression that he does not approve. “The difference with politics […]

Has Nick detected the emergence of ‘shy Cleggites’?

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2011

‘Shy Tories’ — the term applied to those planning to vote Conservative, but too embarrassed to admit it publicly — was a phrase used to help explain the pollsters’ failure to predict John Major’s 1992 election victory. An anecdote told by Nick Clegg in his interview in today’s Sun suggests the Lib Dems might also […]

A look back at the polls: April 2009

by Stephen Tall on May 3, 2009

We tend not to be too poll-obsessed here at LDV – of course we look at them, as do all other politico-geeks, but viewed in isolation no one poll will tell you very much beyond what you want to read (…)

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