Posts Tagged “nick thornsby”

Last Thursday, “there was a larger Lib Dem vote movement to Conservatives than to Labour”

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2015

I noted on Friday morning, in the immediate aftermath of the Lib Dem electoral bloodbath, that the Lib Dem post mortem would prove to be “more complicated” than we expected because “we didn’t just lose votes to Labour (that had (…)

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Economy motion carried: Nick Clegg wins overwhelming backing from Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on September 16, 2013

Lib Dem conference has spoken — and it has overwhelmingly backed Nick Clegg. Before the debate I had a hunch the result would be somewhat different. Though Nick had shrugged off a reported split with Vince Cable as “a storm in a tea cup”, I thought Vince’s obvious discontent with the decision to make this […]

Ed Balls shifts Labour’s position closer to the Lib Dems: is this the start of a Lib-Lab realignment?

by Stephen Tall on June 4, 2013

Ed Balls’ speech to Thomson Reuters yesterday grabbed headlines for its concession that paying a winter fuel allowance to the wealthiest 5% of pensioners could no longer be justified. The likely saving — at c.£100m a year, no more than a rounding error in the national accounts – may be modest, but the symbolism is […]

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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On the Nick Clegg leadership debate and David Laws’ return to government

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2012

The rumblings about Nick Clegg’s leadership of the Lib Dems — today my LibDemVoice colleague Paul Walter has written to make clear his own dyspeptic unhappiness, citing three triggers in the past week which have led him to conclude Nick (…)

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Welcome to our new volunteer editors!

by Stephen Tall on December 20, 2011

Liberal Democrat Voice has always aimed to be ‘Our place to talk’, a site primarily for Lib Dem members to discuss and debate. We welcome readers’ contributions, whether financial (hem-hem) or intellectual. Building and maintaining a site like this, with fresh news and opinion day-in-day-out, is a labour of love. We are therefore delighted to […]

Lib Dem Bloggers’ Christmas stocking fillers… Part I

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2011

What presents are you looking forward to giving or receiving this year? That’s the question LDV posed to a group of Lib Dem bloggers. All this week we’re revealing what they told us, with link-throughs to Amazon for your shopping convenience (and ‘cos the referral fees help support LibDemVoice: so get clicking and ordering). In […]

Daily View: 14 December 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 14, 2009

Mornin’ all, welcome to Monday, and to the beginning of the last full working week before Christmas. What other things happened on this day in history, you ask? Well, 54 years ago, Hugh Gaitskell was elected leader of the Labour party, succeeding Clement Attlee, and six years ago Saddam Hussein was captured. But enough of […]