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For the benefit of Michael Crick – why Clegg wasn’t at the BBC’s challengers’ debate

by Stephen Tall on April 17, 2015

Political journalist Michael Crick was in apologetic mood this morning: It is a big failing on my part & other broadcasters that none of us have really discovered or explained why Clegg wasn’t there last night — Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) (…)

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Nick Clegg: I’m not voting in this Thursday’s PCC by-election

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2014

There’s a by-election taking place this Thursday. The good news is the Lib Dems won’t lose our deposit. The reason is the party’s not standing a candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner by-election triggered by the resignation of former PCC Shaun Wright over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal. Here’s how Nick Clegg explained […]

Ukip’s Godfrey Bloom brands Michael Crick a racist and hits him with party’s ‘no black faces’ conference brochure

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

This tweet from Mark Wallace was picked up Channel 4′s political editor Michael Crick… “UKIP: Changing the face of politics”…to make it entirely white, apparently #UKIPConf — Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) September 20, 2013 … who decided to quiz shy and retiring Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom about the absence of black faces from his party’s […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (13 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election… Mike Thornton’s campaign in full swing The Lib Dems’ Mike Thornton — pictured here (by Jon Aylwin) with 1994 by-election victor David Chidgey — has been focusing on how the pupil premium, the party’s flagship education policy, has been helping Eastleigh […]

Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2012

It’s Saturday evening, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices culled from the 50+ I’ve linked to this last week. You can follow me on Delicious here. Kings, queens and the political chess match – Sue Cameron ponders what the invitation to HM The Queen to attend cabinet this week could […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #26: Michael Crick

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2012

Welcome to the 26th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Andrew Mitchell – victim of a police stitch-up?

by Stephen Tall on December 19, 2012

That’s the heavy implication of Michael Crick’s revelations on Channel 4 News last night. The bare facts appear to be that, when told the police wouldn’t open the gates at Downing Street to allow him to ride his bike through, then Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell swore at them, saying “I thought you guys were […]