Posts Tagged “john prescott”

Confessions of a Labour entryist: how I’m voting in the leadership election

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2015

View image | A month ago today, I registered as a Labour supporter, paid my £3, and was swiftly thanked by the party’s general secretary. I was partly driven by curiosity — kind of a mystery shopper excursion to (…)

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Three tweets I wasn’t expecting this weekend: from Prescott, McBride and Watson

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2013

A trio of tweets I wouldn’t have predicted to be on the receiving end this weekend… First, John Prescott re-tweets one of the most predictable jokes I’ve ever cracked: .@mrjohnofarrell I see Maria Hutchings getting mobbed on the streets of (…)

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A confession: I’m a Lib Dem and I support elected police commissioners

by Stephen Tall on October 22, 2012

Here’s the thing: I don’t have a problem with elected police commissioners. I know they were a Tory manifesto idea and that the Lib Dems are opposed to them (while reluctantly agreeing to vote for them as part of the Coalition Agreement). But I’m just fine with them. My support for directly elected police commissioners […]

John Prescott should ignore this post. It asks you to think.

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2012

I had a leeetle bit of a moan about Twitter at the weekend — in particular its tendency to turn even normally quite intelligent and courteous people into the worst kind of insult-spewing trolls — and I’m afraid I’m going to do it again now… Yesterday saw the launch by the think-tank Policy Exchange of […]

100 Days: the Coalition is still enjoying a honeymoon

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2010

Last month, YouGov’s Peter Kellner penned a rather premature post, which stated categorically: The honeymoon is over. I took him to task at the time, and stand by my view that the Coalition is still regarded generally favourably by a plurality of the public. It’s been interesting, then, to read some of the barrage of […]

Join the campaign to Shred John Prescott’s £1.5m Pension

by Stephen Tall on March 1, 2009

Today the Government, in the person of Harriet Harman, announced it would legislate retrospectively to terminate Sir Fred Goodwin’s £650,000 a year pension, five months after Labour business minister Lord Myners agreed to the deal. I don’t always agree with (…)

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