Posts Tagged “narrative”

Two thoughts on Clegg’s Manchester speech (2 of 2): edging towards the right narrative

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2013

Two parts of Nick Clegg’s Manchester speech particularly caught my eye. The first — how not to repeat our mistake on tuition fees — I’ve blogged about here. Here’s the second: Governing has carried a cost. We have taken a hit; Our opponents try to use the fact we are in government nationally against us […]

The Lib Dem narrative dilemma: forget about 2010, start looking forward to 2015

by Stephen Tall on June 12, 2013

We Lib Dems are past masters of the squeeze message. “The Tories can’t win here: vote Lib Dem to keep Labour out”; “Labour can’t win here: vote Lib Dem to keep the Tories out”. But since 2010 we have become the victims of a just-as-vicious squeeze message. Labour says: “Lib Dems are propping up a […]