Posts Tagged “michael martin”

Daily View 2×2: 3 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2009

2 Big Stories Is homphobia still rife on the Tory benches? That’s the allegation from Labour cabinet minister Ben Bradshaw: Ben Bradshaw has said “a deep strain of homophobia still exists on the Conservative benches”. Mr Bradshaw, one of three (…)

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LDV Members’ Survey – MPs’ expenses (6): your views about the Speaker

by Stephen Tall on May 25, 2009

Almost a week ago, LDV emailed those Lib Dem party members signed-up to our private discussion forum inviting them to take part in a survey focusing on MPs’ expenses. Many thanks to the 240+ of you who completed it; we’ve (…)

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"Touché, Mr Speaker!" (It's pronounced 'Touchy')

by Stephen Tall on May 20, 2009

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the moment the outgoing Speaker Michael Martin forgot to call Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg – the man who last Sunday called for him to quit – for his traditional supplementary question at today’s (…)

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LDV readers say: 85% wanted Michael Martin to quit

by Stephen Tall on May 19, 2009

Well, y’know, I’m personally convinced that Michael Martin must have been finally convinced to quit when he saw the overwhelming result of LDV’s over-night poll showing 85% of readers thought he should quit now. So much more likely than that (…)

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The LDV 2×2 Daily View (12/5/09)

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2009

Welcome to what’s intended to be a daily feature here on LDV: an early preview of the two big news stories of the day, and a click-though to two of the must-read Lib Dem blog posts just published. Each day (…)

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LDV readers say: Speaker Martin should go now

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2008

‘Greengate’ – the Metropolitan police’s incomprehensibly botched arrest of Tory MP Damien Green – appears to be the row that keeps on giving. More than three weeks after the shadow immigration minister was arrested and his Parliamentary office raided, it’s (…)

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