Posts Tagged “libdemvoice”

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 […]

New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on Scotland, drugs, Nick v Nigel, the economy, the Coalition, and much more!

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2014

The new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the c.1,500 registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity to make your views known. Questions we’re asking this month include: do you support […]

Daily Mail attacks Nick Clegg for Cyril Smith RIP tribute. Why?

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2014

‘Squirming of the Lib Dems’ is the Daily Mail’s front page splash today. It’s the second successive day the paper has tried, a bit desperately, to pin blame on Nick Clegg for the extensive abuse allegedly committed by former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith in the 1960s and ’70s. The basis for the paper’s accusations […]

The verdict of Philip Collins, chief speech writer for Tony Blair, on Nick Clegg: “the Deputy Prime Minister should be applauded by all liberal voters”

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

Philip Collins uses his column in today’s Times to write something not often written on that paper’s pages (or anywhere else for that matter): praise for the Lib Dems in Coalition. Here’s the paywalled link, and here’s a glimpse behind the paywall of what he has to say: It is therefore a serious defence of […]

Latest ICM poll: Lib Dems at 12% for Westminster, but just 6% in the Euros

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2014

As I’ve mentioned before, The Guardian’s ICM poll is the one I wait for each month. The latest figures are now up, and the figures are… well, I’m not sure what to make of them really. In the snapshot of Westminster voting intentions, the Lib Dems are unchanged from last month on 12%, ahead of […]

Jeremy Browne’s ‘Race Plan’. I’ve read it, so here’s my review…

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2014

Three points to make right from the start about Jeremy Browne’s new book, Race Plan. First, it’s a wholly Good Thing that a Lib Dem MP is choosing to think aloud, to set out clearly his views. Nick Clegg having decided that he did, after all, like one of the Beecroft recommendations and decided to […]

What Jeremy Browne did – and DIDN’T – tell The Times about the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2014

Lib Dems ‘are pointless’ – that’s today’s Times front page lead, reporting an interview it carries with Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne. You might imagine, therefore, that Jeremy Browne had at some point in his interview said the Lib Dems “are pointless”. But if you read the article you’ll be disappointed. He doesn’t say it. […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #66: Brexit Prize-winning Iain Mansfield

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 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.  Iain Mansfield Winner of the IEA’s Brexit Prize 2014 (and Director of Trade and Investment at the UK’s embassy in the Philippines) Reason: I approached Iain Mansfield’s essay outlining a blueprint for […]

The Nigel Farage Paradox: the higher his public profile, the lower is public support to leave the EU

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2014

Here is the Nigel Farage paradox: the more that Ukip’s media profile, poll rating and party membership has grown over the last two years, the more that support for the party’s core mission – that Britain should leave the European Union – seems to have shrunk. Sunder Katwala, director of British Future (New Statesman, 3 […]

UPDATED: Full list of Lib Dems standing in our held seats and top 50 targets

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2014

We’re little more than a year from the May 2015 election so here’s my latest running check on how candidate selection is going in our held and key target seats… I published a first draft of this list at the start of October, and asked readers to help me update it. Many thanks to those […]



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