Posts Tagged “LabourList”

Rule out a coalition? Labour would be mad to do so

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2015

I’m sure there are lots of posts I’ve written in the 10 years I’ve been blogging that have dated badly. But none so badly as this one published on LibDemVoice in March 2010: ‘5 reasons Nick Clegg should rule out a (…)

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Is Ed Miliband preparing to junk his promise to cap tuition fees at £6,000?

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

An interesting snippet from today’s LabourList interview with Ed Miliband. On the subject of tuition fees, here’s what the Labour leader has to say: “We’re definitely looking at [a graduate tax]. I think there’s been some work going on at (…)

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Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, […]

Lords reform: did we really expect any better of either the Tories or Labour?

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2012

All three main political parties fought the 2010 election promising the electorate that, if elected, they would reform the House of Lords. All three promised the same in 2005, too. And 2001. Yet in 2012 only one party is staying true to that promise: the Lib Dems. The Tories and Labour, in contrast, are happily […]

Memo to LabourList’s Paul Richards… Feel free to keep obsessing. It’ll lose you the next election.

by Stephen Tall on September 23, 2011

I think it’s safe to assume that LabourList’s Paul Richards is not Nick Clegg’s greatest fan. What prompts me to leap to this conclusion? Well, I guess if you headline your article profiling the Lib Dem leader ‘A snivelling, venal, ruthless social climber’ you’re making some kind of statement. I’d highly recommend reading Paul’s post […]

Labour members attack party’s “Daily Mail view of the world”

by Stephen Tall on January 7, 2011

Another day, another nail in the coffin of liberalism in the Labour Party. Sadiq Khan, the party’s shadow justice secretary, today amped-up the debate on votes for prisoners by condemnIng the Coalition’s proposals as — POPULIST CLICHE ALERT — “a slap in the face for victims of crime”. But his pandering to the forces of […]

Shouldn’t Labour MPs just nominate the candidate they think is best for the job?

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2010

I’ve been intrigued these past couple of days to see the main Labour blogs fall over themselves to argue that the current three front-runners for the Labour leadership – now they have the MP nominations needed to be on the ballot – should urge their parliamentary colleagues to nominate one of the three also-ran contenders […]

48 hours left to vote in the Total Politics top blogs poll

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2009

Yes, that’s right folks, you have until midnight this Friday to cast your votes in the Total Politics poll of Top 10 favourite blogs. This year, the poll is being co-promoted by Lib Dem Voice, LabourList and Iain Dale’s Diary. (…)

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CommentIsLinked@LDV: Nick Clegg – While the Conservatives try to appear gay-friendly, they now stand shoulder with march-banning bigots

by Stephen Tall on July 4, 2009

Over at LabourList, Nick Clegg pens a powerful post in favour of the strides taken in recent years to enshrine equal rights for gay people. Here’s an excerpt: Like many people, in 1997 I hoped that with the right cast (…)

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LabourList, meet the Electoral Commission; Electoral Commission meet LabourList

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2009

Who exactly is funding LabourList? That’s the question which is beginning to be asked in the wake of ‘Smeargate’, in which Gordon Brown’s chief spin-doctor, Damian McBride, conspired with the website’s founding editor Derek Draper to defame various Tory figures. (…)

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