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The Clegg Family Christmas Card, with a little help from their sons

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2013

Here is the Christmas card Nick Clegg and Miriam González Durántez will be sending out this year: The London Evening Standard explains: Nick and Miriam Clegg’s Christmas card was hardly festive at all … until their three sons got hold of it. Brothers Antonio, Alberto and Miguel used an app on the family iPad to […]

Of course, the Daily Mail has form when it comes to smearing party leaders’ families

by Stephen Tall on October 1, 2013

My colleague Andy Boddington has already (rightly) laid into the Daily Mail for its gratuitous insults against Ed Miliband’s father, Marxist historian Ralph. The paper has form when it comes to smearing the families of party leaders. Let’s turn back the pages of history to… well, 10 days ago when the Mail tried to link […]

A reply to Iain Dale’s post, ‘Eastleigh by-election gets dirty’

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2013

Here’s a quick response to Iain Dale’s blog-post Eastleigh by-election gets dirty, itself a response to my post earlier today, So this is why the Tories have been trying to keep their Eastleigh candidate quiet. I like Iain, admire his (…)

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Yes, Nick Clegg’s son’s schooling is our business

by Stephen Tall on January 27, 2013

My Lib Dem Voice colleague Nick Thornsby has penned an interesting piece robustly arguing that it’s none of the public’s business if Nick Clegg and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez choose to send their eldest child to a private secondary school: … (…)

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Mail on Sunday’s smears and innuendo against Miriam and Nick: Lib Dem statement released

by Stephen Tall on December 1, 2012

Well, there’s a turn-up for the books — the Mail on Sunday in its first post-Leveson front page decides to play the man (and woman) rather than the ball, and splash on a desperately thin story implying some form of scandalous link between Miriam González Durántez’s support for Booktrust and the charity being given a […]

The Daily Mail and Miriam: is this progress or not?

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2012

So, on the plus side, five days ago the Daily Mail billed her as “Miriam Clegg… the wife of Nick Clegg, who goes by her maiden name of Miriam Gonzalez Durantez”… whereas today she is allowed to be Miriam Gonzalez (…)

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Book review: Campaign 2010 by Nicholas Jones

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2010

Anyone who has read Nicholas Jones’s previous books – especially Soundbites and Spin Doctors (1995) and Sultans of Spin (1999) – will look forward to a new tome from the BBC’s former political correspondent, who has proved himself to be an acute observer of the Westminster scene, and a fearless revealer of politicians’ trade secrets. […]

Miriam Gonzalez blows whistle on sexist media: “treat women for who they are and not simply for what their male partners do”

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2010

Hat-tip to Lib Dem Welsh assembly member Peter Black for blogging the letter by Miriam Gonzalez (or Mrs Nick Clegg as she’s known to right-wing tabloids) published in today’s paywall-protected Times, in which she directs a well-aimed shot at the paper for its shabby treatment of a woman who happened to have fallen in love […]

Nick Clegg interview draws 1.1 million viewers

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Nick Clegg was the subject of an hour-long feature interview with ITV’s Mary Nightingale on Sunday night – if you missed it, you can catch up courtesy of itv Player by clicking here. (It’s available online for the next 29 days).
Helen Duffett examined the 1950s-style newspaper previews of the Dead Tree Press, which focused […]