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LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 22

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2015

After the FA Cup hiatus, Premiership football returns this weekend – and so does our latest round-up from the LDV Fantasy Football League. Congratulations to George Murray, whose Marauding Fullbacks continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 22, just ahead of Jon Featonby and Sam Bowman. But let’s also hear it for […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 21

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com There’s no change at the top: congratulations to George Murray and his Marauding Fullbacks, who continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 21, with an impressive 1,233 points. But let’s also hear it for three players outside the top 10: Kye Dorricott (Chip Bang Utd) and Andrew Tennant […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 20

by Stephen Tall on January 10, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Congratulations to George Murray, who leads the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 20, having amassed 1,178 points. Congratulations, too, to David Stacey and Brendan D’Cruz, who tied for this week’s best performance, each with 82 points. Here’s the full top 10: There are 157 players in total and you can […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 20

by Stephen Tall on January 3, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com   We’re half-way through the season… Congratulations to George Murray, whose ‘Marauding Fullbacks’ continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 20, with an impressive 1,178 points. Not far behind are a hat-trick of contenders (Mark Widdop, Sam Bowman and Jon Featonby), separated by just seven points. George wasn’t […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 16

by Stephen Tall on December 20, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com Congratulations to George Murray’s ‘Marauding Fullbacks’, who, with an impressive 928 points, continue to lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 16. It’s tight, though: just 12 points separate the top 3. We’re entering the festive period, a time when you’ve probably got lots of other things to do. But, […]

Fixed-term parliaments: 56% of voters support them, finds YouGov

by Stephen Tall on December 17, 2014

I’ve written before about the fact I like fixed-term parliaments: In praise of 5-year fixed-term parliaments. You may remember that a few years ago, former Cambridge MP David Howarth tried to introduce them. Then in the Coalition Agreement, they became reality. YouGov has asked the public what they think about them, and you can see […]

Our worst nightmare? Peter Kellner’s scenario 3: “Lib Dems choose who’s the PM”

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2014

Just over a year ago I wrote a piece titled Nightmare scenarios: what are the 2015 election results the Lib Dems, Tories and Labour most dread? In it, I argued that the trickiest prospect for the Lib Dems would be an evenly poised general election outcome in which the Lib Dems held the balance of […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 15

by Stephen Tall on December 13, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray, who has re-gained the lead from Jon Featonby in the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 15. But it’s tight at the top: just four points separate them… almost a two-horse race, you might say. This week will be a test for many of us, as sure-fire points-winner Sergio Agüero is […]

Why IDS is still in his job is revealing of Conservative attitudes to social security

by Stephen Tall on December 10, 2014

When Andrew Lansley’s health reforms ran into trouble – and his inability to take with him the public or those working in the NHS proved toxic – David Cameron reshuffled him out of harm’s way. Jeremy Hunt was brought in to make nice to the health sector and patients. When Michael Gove’s education reforms started […]

And it’s good-bye from me as LibDemVoice Co-Editor…

by Stephen Tall on December 5, 2014

Today marks the countdown to my final day as Co-Editor of LibDemVoice. I guess I could say the past seven years and seven months have flown by, but actually it seems like a long, long time since I started here. Tony Blair was prime minister, Ming Campbell was Lib Dem leader, and I was still […]



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