Posts Tagged “newspapers”

Liberal Hero of the Week #74: The Independent front page

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The Independent front page UK newspaper Reason: for reporting a terrorist murder without sensationalising it You’re a newspaper editor and a big international story breaks: a US journalist is seemingly murdered by […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #61: Ross Kemp

by Stephen Tall on March 1, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Ross Kemp Actor, broadcaster and former husband of ex-Sun editor Rebekah Brooks Reason: for ensuring The Sun recognised its coverage of Frank Bruno’s mental illness was brutal and wrong. Newspapers are rarely […]

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 […]

LDVideo: Harris & Pugh on Murdoch’s new Sun on Sunday paper

by Stephen Tall on February 21, 2012

The News of the World is dead, long live the Sun on Sunday… starting from this Sunday. Here’s how two Lib Dems have responded to the announcement by News International… Evan Harris: I’ll buy SoS ‘to see what it’s like’ (Available on the BBC website here.) John Pugh: Liverpool won’t buy the Sun on Sunday […]

Hughes welcome Supreme Court ruling securing freedom from persecution for gay asylum seekers

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2010

Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that two gay men who said they faced persecution in their home countries of Cameron and Iran have the right to asylum in the UK. I am delighted this ruling recognises the rights of gay asylum seekers, ensuring their freedom from persecution around […]

LDVideo … ‘British papers are rubbish’ special edition

by Stephen Tall on January 9, 2010

Welcome to this latest LDVideo instalment, featuring three video clips this week united by a common theme – the general uselessness of British newspapers and their inability to report facts.
First up, we have this classic clip from iconic 1980s’ political comedy, Yes, Prime Minister, in which Jim Hacker explains to the civil service who reads […]

Kirsty on Lembit: “His approach to politics is different to mine.”

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

Getting on for a year ago, Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik began writing a regular political column in the Daily Sport. Thanks to Lib Dem blogger James Graham – who set up the Prawn Free Lembit blog, so that those of us who don’t touch the Sport’s casually misogynistic pages can follow his writings – […]

Huhne on Coulson: "either complicit or incompetent"

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2009

The BBC reports: Conservative communications chief Andy Coulson has told MPs he did not “condone or use” phone hacking when he was editor of the News of the World. Mr Coulson quit as the editor after a reporter was jailed (…)

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Coulson-gate: your LDV reader, day 2

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2009

Yesterday on LDV we rounded-up for you the Lib Dem blog-posts covering the scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Media Group following the Guardian’s expose of their illegal activities. Day 2 of ‘Coulson-gate’ has seen more desptaches from Lib Dem blogs: (…)

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Huhne on Yates' 'Coulson-gate' statement: "This was a suspiciously quick review"

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2009

Chris Huhne has responded in lightning quick time to Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissionaire John Yates’ statement ruling out any further police investigation of the Guardian’s claims that the News of the World engaged in serious criminal activities while being edited (…)

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