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UK decision to stop migrant rescue operations attacked by Teather (“unethical”) and Ashdown (“inhuman”), defended by Clegg (“Italian decision”)

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2014

Conservative home office minister James Brokenshire defended the Government’s decision to withdraw support – along with all other EU member states – for future search-and-rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean. The BBC reports: James Brokenshire told MPs the change would “save lives rather than putting them in peril.” About 3,000 migrants have drowned in […]

UK decision to stop migrant rescue operations attacked by Teather (“unethical”) and Ashdown (“inhuman”), defended by Clegg (“Italian decision”)

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2014

Conservative home office minister James Brokenshire defended the Government’s decision to withdraw support – along with all other EU member states – for future search-and-rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean. The BBC reports: James Brokenshire told MPs the change would “save lives rather than putting them in peril.” About 3,000 migrants have drowned in […]

UK decision to stop migrant rescue operations attacked by Teather (“unethical”) and Ashdown (“inhuman”), defended by Clegg (“Italian decision”)

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2014

Conservative home office minister James Brokenshire defended the Government’s decision to withdraw support – along with all other EU member states – for future search-and-rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean. The BBC reports: James Brokenshire told MPs the change would “save lives rather than putting them in peril.” About 3,000 migrants have drowned in […]

Half of current Green supporters voted Lib Dem in 2010

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2014

“As Ukip is to the Tories, so can the Green party be to the Lib Dems.” That’s a sentence I wrote 7 years ago, November 2007. So I was interested to see this post by YouGov’s Peter Kellner – ‘Ukip, the Greens and the new politics of protest’ – which looks at his firm’s polling […]

Half of current Green supporters voted Lib Dem in 2010

by Stephen Tall on October 29, 2014

“As Ukip is to the Tories, so can the Green party be to the Lib Dems.” That’s a sentence I wrote 7 years ago, November 2007. So I was interested to see this post by YouGov’s Peter Kellner – ‘Ukip, the Greens and the new politics of protest’ – which looks at his firm’s polling […]

Nick Clegg: I’m not voting in this Thursday’s PCC by-election

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2014

There’s a by-election taking place this Thursday. The good news is the Lib Dems won’t lose our deposit. The reason is the party’s not standing a candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner by-election triggered by the resignation of former PCC Shaun Wright over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal. Here’s how Nick Clegg explained […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 8

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2014

Congratulations to Jon Featonby, who leads the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 8, with a whopping 484 points. However, not far behind are George Murray (472) and 2013 Liberal Voice of the Year, Sam Bowman (470). However, as just 39 points separate the top 10, it’s fair to say it’s still very much anyone’s […]

Alex Salmond to make Westminster comeback – threat to Lib Dem seat of Gordon?

by Stephen Tall on October 24, 2014

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has hinted he might make a comeback at Westminster, as the BBC reports: Alex Salmond has said he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election. The outgoing Scottish first minister was asked on the BBC’s Question […]

Is this the front page of the next Lib Dem manifesto?

by Stephen Tall on October 21, 2014

Ryan Coetzee, recently appointed the Lib Dems’ General Election Director of Strategy, was snapped today clutching papers which look like they might reveal the party’s top four priorities for the 2015 manifesto. Ryan Coetzee leaving Lib Dem Political meeting before Cabinet this morning seemed to be showing me there future plans pic.twitter.com/TReplSoKwn — Political Pictures […]

LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League: how it stands after Week 7

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2014

Congratulations to George Murray and Jon Featonby, who lead the LibDemVoice Fantasy Football League after Week 7, with 421 and 419 points respectively. They’ve opened a bit of a gap at the top — but just 18 points separate the next 8 places. There are 149 players in total and you can still join the […]



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