Posts Tagged “michael white”

“Where we work, we win” – will that Lib Dem maxim survive the 2015 test?

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2013

Don’t splutter on your Saturday morning cornflakes, but the Guardian has today published two intelligent articles on the Lib Dems and the strategy which the party is hoping will see us through to the other side of the 2015 election intact. First, there’s Patrick Wintour‘s analysis — Liberal Democrats bank on ground war to hold […]

How many people attended Lib Dem conference?

by Stephen Tall on September 27, 2012

That’s the question that Michael White asked, and here’s the answer he reports: A total of 5,000, including media, commercial interests, VIPs and assorted observers, say officials. It’s down on 2010 (6,500) but a recovery from last year’s 4,800. The (…)

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What Nick can do next…

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2011

The Guardian’s Michael White poses the tricky question for Liberal Democrats — “Nick Clegg is doing better, but will it be enough?” — on his blog, following Nick’s well-received speech to the Parliamentary Press Gallery. As Michael points out, only the sharp jokes were reported in the media, rather than the substance which accompanied them […]

Three reasons Nick Clegg was right to call for the ‘cancellation’ of the Queen’s Speech

by Stephen Tall on November 17, 2009

When I woke up yesterday morning to news reports that Nick Clegg had called for the Queen’s Speech to be cancelled – because with limited time before the general election it would be far better to use the time focusing on reforming Parliament ready for the new batch of MPs – I was impressed.
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Nick's pick of the greatest Parliamentary speeches in the last century

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2009

A big tip of my hat to Michael White in today’s Guardian for his feature, Greatest speeches in parliament of the past 100 years, 1909-2009, which links to a number of the Hansard transcripts of Parliamentary speeches nominated by ’46 (…)

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