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The ‘liberal’ in ‘liberal centre’ is not silent: a reply to the estimable David Boyle

by Stephen Tall on May 18, 2015

I’m discovering a new affinity with the word ‘gnosis’ – not so much the spiritual side as that the ‘g’ is silent. And similarly, whenever I talk about the ‘liberal centre’, it appears only the word ‘centre’ is heard. I (…)

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Coalition and Beyond: Kirsty Williams on Grassroots Economics marks Day 4 of countdown to publication

by Stephen Tall on September 13, 2013

‘Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead’ is published this Saturday, 15th September, at the Glasgow conference. With a foreword by Nick Clegg, and ahem edited by me, it brings together 20 essays by a disparate group of (…)

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In other news… Teather on pupil premium, State of play for Welsh Lib Dems & other stories

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Teather: Pupil premium ‘changing the way schools think’ (BBC) The Liberal Democrat MP and minister at the Department of Education Sarah Teather, said the policy is about “changing the whole way schools think”. Speaking to The World […]

Who Lib Dem members think are the most effective non-MPs at promoting the party

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Oakeshott, Ashdown and Pack top your list LDV asked: Which prominent Lib Dems who are NOT […]

LDV Caption Competition: Nick Clegg & Kirsty Williams “Spooning Here” Edition

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2012

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader… Here is Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg cooking up a treat with Welsh Lib Dem leader Kirsty Williams. What do you think might be being said or thought by or about them? And the winners of our […]

Leading Lib Dems’ approval ratings, as voted by party members

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2010

A week ago, Lib Dem Voice invited the members of our private discussion forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the party and the current state of British politics. Many thanks to the 200 of you who […]

Daily View 2×2: 8 February 2010

by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2010

Happy Monday morning, everyone. Let’s plunge straight in …
2 Must-Read Blog Posts
What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Blah blah who would you do a deal with blah blah blah.. on Steph Asley’s Dib Lemming blog.
Really, really, REALLY tired of […]

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 – […]

BBC Question Time (26/2/09): open thread

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2009

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, is the party’s representative on tonight’s Question Time (BBC1 and online, 10.35 pm GMT). Kirsty will be joined on the panel by the permatanned Peter (…)

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10 key Lib Dem questions for 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2008

In what is fast becoming a pre-New Year tradition as eagerly anticipated as ‘the biggest ever DFS sale’, Lib Dem Voice is publishing its list of 10 key questions, the answers to which we think might well help shape 2009 (…)

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