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Welfare reform: what should the Lib Dems do?

by Stephen Tall on April 8, 2013

This much I think I know… Cuts to the overall welfare budget are inescapable: it accounts for too large a chunk of of public spending for it to be immune — certainly if the NHS, schools and overseas aid budgets are to be protected at the same time as spending is reduced. These cuts would […]

LDV poll: Vince or Tim are Lib Dem members’ top choices for leader in event of vacancy

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 2012

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 560 party members responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 28% choose Vince, 21% tip Tim: how you voted Yesterday we reported the finding that 34% of Lib […]

LDVideo at Conference | Farron on ‘Tory bashing’, Lamb on NHS reforms, and Ming on the Euro

by Stephen Tall on September 21, 2011

At Birmingham and so missing out on how the Lib Dem conference is being reported? Not at Birmingham and so missing out on seeing Lib Dem MPs and government ministers up close and personal? We hope these videos will help re-connect you… Tim Farron’s Tory-bashing (Available on the BBC website here.) Norman Lamb on NHS […]

Would Ed Balls vote for the Lib Dems’ Norman Lamb?

by Stephen Tall on May 4, 2010

That seems to be the implication of Labour’s education secretary’s interview in the New Statesman, where he says:
For Balls, defeating the Tories is the top priority. Given this, what is his advice to Lib Dem supporters in the 100 or so Tory-Labour marginals? “I urge Lib Dem voters to bite their lip and back us.” […]

Daily View 2×2: 8 February 2010

by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2010

Happy Monday morning, everyone. Let’s plunge straight in …
2 Must-Read Blog Posts
What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Blah blah who would you do a deal with blah blah blah.. on Steph Asley’s Dib Lemming blog.
Really, really, REALLY tired of […]

Daily View 2×2: 19 October 2009

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

2 Big Stories

Labour’s Hain threatens BBC with legal action over BNP invitation

Labour’s Welsh secretary Peter Hain makes a bid for the media spotlight today by arguing that the BBC could face legal action over this Thursday’s edition of Question Time, due to feature an appearance by BNP leader Nick Griffin MEP:
… in his letter [to […]

Norman Lamb: the Lib Dem MP who helped launch Tinchy Stryder's rap career

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

What is it with the Lib Dems and celebrities these days? Yesterday, Daniel Radcliffe came out of the closet as a Lib Dem, while today The Guardian reveals all about Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb’s collaboration with hot, new rapping (…)

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How the MPs are lining up (UPDATED)

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2007

By popular request, here’s the current list of which Lib Dem MPs have declared for which leadership candidate so far. (Originally compiled with the help of Jonathan Isaby of The Daily Telegraph.) The list shows that Nick has attracted two (…)

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How the MPs are lining up (UPDATED)

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2007

I’m grateful to Jonathan Isaby of The Daily Telegraph, who has compiled (and allowed me to reproduce here) his up-to-date list of which Lib Dem MPs have declared for which leadership candidate so far. Jonathan comments: “Below are my most (…)

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Lamb: “rat-arsed drunks” should pay A&E bills

by Stephen Tall on September 14, 2007

You can’t accuse Norman Lamb, Lib Dem shadow secretary of state for health, of slipping out gently his policy proposal that patients needing emergency NHS treatment after becoming drunk or incapacitated by drugs should be charged: “If you get rat-arsed (…)

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