Posts Tagged “libdemvoice”

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 yuo can see […]

Our worst nightmare? Peter Kellner’s scenario 3: “Lib Dems choose who’s the PM”

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2014

Just over a year ago I wrote a piece titled Nightmare scenarios: what are the 2015 election results the Lib Dems, Tories and Labour most dread? In it, I argued that the trickiest prospect for the Lib Dems would be an evenly poised general election outcome in which the Lib Dems held the balance of […]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #80: Alan and Gary Keery (aka the ‘Cereal Killer Cafe’ entrepreneurs)

by Stephen Tall on December 13, 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.  Alan and Gary Keery Owners of the Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch Reason: for starting a local business in the face of Channel 4 News’s mockery It was a close call this […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 15

by Stephen Tall on December 13, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray, who has re-gained the lead from Jon Featonby in the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 15. But it’s tight at the top: just four points separate them… almost a two-horse race, you might say. This week will be a test for many of us, as sure-fire points-winner Sergio Agüero is […]

Why IDS is still in his job is revealing of Conservative attitudes to social security

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2014

When Andrew Lansley’s health reforms ran into trouble – and his inability to take with him the public or those working in the NHS proved toxic – David Cameron reshuffled him out of harm’s way. Jeremy Hunt was brought in to make nice to the health sector and patients. When Michael Gove’s education reforms started […]

At last I make the front cover of Private Eye

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2014

More accurately, my colleagues at LibDemVoice made the front cover to say “So, farewell then” to me (not that I’ve gone quite yet)… Thank you, one and all: Caron, Ryan, Alex, Helen, Sara, Paul, Mary, Nick and Alan.

Reasons to be careful about new analysis suggesting Lib Dems “set to lose several more seats than national polls with uniform swing would predict”

by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2014

A new analysis by Oxford academic Stephen Fisher (a member of the team which was behind the scarily accurate BBC/ITN exit poll at the 2010 election) douses the comfort blanket to which many of us Lib Dems have been clinging, suggesting as it does that the Lib Dems are losing more votes in our strongest […]

Reasons to be careful about new analysis suggesting Lib Dems “set to lose several more seats than national polls with uniform swing would predict”

by Stephen Tall on December 9, 2014

A new analysis by Oxford academic Stephen Fisher (a member of the team which was behind the scarily accurate BBC/ITN exit poll at the 2010 election) douses the comfort blanket to which many of us Lib Dems have been clinging, suggesting as it does that the Lib Dems are losing more votes in our strongest […]

LDVideo: Crosstalk with Jeremy Thorpe (BBC1, 24 March 1974)

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2014

With thanks to Ed Stradling, here’s a 40 minute interview between Jeremy Thorpe and Richard Crossman, originally broadcast on BBC1 on 24th March 1974. (This is BBC material so will be removed from YouTube in a week or so. ) You can read our coverage of Jeremy Thorpe’s death here. * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor […]



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