Posts Tagged “Liberal Conspiracy”

Death of the amateur blogger? A reply to the replies

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2013

I wrote an article yesterday about the eclipsing of the amateur blogger by the mainstream media. I titled it Liberal Conspiracy is dead – and so too’s the amateur blogger (more or less), which – at the heavy risk of scraping (…)

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Liberal Conspiracy is dead – and so too’s the amateur blogger (more or less)

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2013

Sunny Hundal announced on Friday that left-of-centre blog Liberal Conspiracy is coming to an end: I no longer have the time to maintain Liberal Conspiracy as a daily-updated news and opinion blog, so as of today I’m going to stop. This site will become an occasionally updated personal blog, with the odd guest-post. It’s fair […]

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, [...]

Reasons for Lib Dem cheer — as told by Labour and Tory supporters

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

Just two things from me: 1) Anyone trying to forecast how the Lib Dems will do in 2015 based on extrapolating mid-term opinion polls on the basis of uniform national swing is likely to be as wrong as they would have been at every general election in modern history. 2) My confident forecast for 2015 [...]

Another endorsement for the Lib Dems – this time from Liberal Conspiracy

by Stephen Tall on April 30, 2010

Sunny Hundal, founding editor of the most influential left-of-centre blog Liberal Conspiracy, has just blogged his endorsement of the Lib Dems for the coming election:
After last night’s debate one thing really struck me. We on the left and many Labourites who are also on the left, fight against discrimination and marginalised people. This is why [...]

YouGov ‘push-polling’ mystery deepens

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2010

Earlier today Lib Dem Voice published a post asking the question, Are YouGov and Murdoch ‘push-polling’ for the Tories? This followed internet reports that the online pollster had been posing deliberately leading questions designed not simply to test public opinion, but to lead it.
Liberal Conspiracy picked up the story and put the question direct [...]

Will Tory Barnet's 'Ryanair Council' model backfire?

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

There’s been plenty of reaction to yesterday’s Guardian story in which Tory-controlled Barnet council revelled in their plans to adopt the practices of no-frills airlines like Ryanair in their delivery of local services: Barnet wants householders to pay extra to (…)

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What's the right way to respond to #MichaelJackson's death?

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2009

Why is it okay to laugh at the death of celebrities? Genuine question. As news of Michael Jackson’s death swept the world last night, causing the Internet to grind to a standstill, two things about our new cyber-age stood out (…)

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What do you make of LabourList.org?

by Stephen Tall on January 12, 2009

LabourList – self-consciously branded by its founder, Derek Draper, as Labour’s answer to ConservativeHome – officially went live today, earning generous press coverage (in terms of column inches, if not warmth of reception). So, what do we make of it (…)

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Blears on blogging: bad timing and bad analysis?

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2008

Hazel Blears’ speech to the Hansard Society is attracting a fair amount of attention in the blogosphere today, perhaps not surprisingly given the inclusion of this paragraph: This brings me to the role of political bloggers. Perhaps because of the (…)

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