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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 21

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com There’s no change at the top: congratulations to George Murray and his Marauding Fullbacks, who continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 21, with an impressive 1,233 points. But let’s also hear it for three players outside the top 10: Kye Dorricott (Chip Bang Utd) and Andrew Tennant […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 20

by Stephen Tall on January 10, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Congratulations to George Murray, who leads the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 20, having amassed 1,178 points. Congratulations, too, to David Stacey and Brendan D’Cruz, who tied for this week’s best performance, each with 82 points. Here’s the full top 10: There are 157 players in total and you can […]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #83: Charlie Hebdo, #jesuischarlie

by Stephen Tall on January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo French satirical newspaper Reason: sticking up for the right of people everywhere to provoke, to stir, to offend Am I Charlie? On one level, almost certainly not. I wouldn’t have drawn the cartoons they drew: mockery of religion and deliberately offending others isn’t my thing. And if I had received a death threat […]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #82: David Willetts and Douglas Carswell

by Stephen Tall on January 4, 2015

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Research Associate at CentreForum.  David Willetts Conservative MP, former universities minister Reason: for opposing his party’s plan to cut back the numbers of overseas students So often this column is a toss-up: do I make person X a ‘Liberal Hero’ for opposing […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 20

by Stephen Tall on January 3, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com   We’re half-way through the season… Congratulations to George Murray, whose ‘Marauding Fullbacks’ continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 20, with an impressive 1,178 points. Not far behind are a hat-trick of contenders (Mark Widdop, Sam Bowman and Jon Featonby), separated by just seven points. George wasn’t […]

The polls in 2014: what they show with 133 days left til 7 May 2015

by Stephen Tall on December 24, 2014

The final polls of the year have been published — getting on for 500 have been commissioned in 2014 — and their story is told in the graph below. It shows Labour’s declining (down from c.38% to c.33%), the Tories static (at c.32%), Ukip on the rise (up from c.12% to c.16%), and the Lib […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #81: Sajid Javid

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 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.  Sajid Javid Conservative secretary of state for culture Reason: for his unapologetic defence of freedom of expression Freedom of expression is a pretty fundamental tenet of liberalism, one which has been under […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 16

by Stephen Tall on December 20, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com Congratulations to George Murray’s ‘Marauding Fullbacks’, who, with an impressive 928 points, continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 16. It’s tight, though: just 12 points separate the top 3. We’re entering the festive period, a time when you’ve probably got lots of other things to do. But, […]

Fifa World Cup row: Lib Dem members say no to Qatar but split on 2022 boycott

by Stephen Tall on December 18, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what our sample of Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. 747 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Yesterday, Fifa’s independent ethics investigator Michael […]

Fixed-term parliaments: 56% of voters support them, finds YouGov

by Stephen Tall on December 17, 2014

I’ve written before about the fact I like fixed-term parliaments: In praise of 5-year fixed-term parliaments. You may remember that a few years ago, former Cambridge MP David Howarth tried to introduce them. Then in the Coalition Agreement, they became reality. YouGov has asked the public what they think about them, and you can see […]



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