Posts Tagged “norman tebbit”

Review: ‘Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s’

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2016

Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart The ’80s are suddenly back, at least for the Labour party which has regressed to them. I was two years old when they began, so I recall a fair (…)

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Half a defence of John O’Farrell’s comments on Margaret Thatcher

by Stephen Tall on February 18, 2013

I wonder if Labour HQ wish they’d read John O’Farrell’s 1998 book, Things Can Only Get Better, a little more carefully before he was selected to fight the Eastleigh by-election? First there was his call for Labour voters to vote tactically for the Lib Dems to beat the Tories, as uncovered by Mark Pack here: […]

Tebbit admits ‘I admire Clegg more than Cameron’

by Stephen Tall on April 2, 2011

Well, there’s a headline that will cause equal consternation among both Lib Dem and Conservative supporters… and doubtless prompt some no-surprise-there snarks from Labourites too. But what’s more interesting than the stark headline (prompted by this Telegraph interview) is Norman Tebbit’s reason for admiring Nick Clegg over his own party leader: He says he is […]

Tebbit backs Lib Dem Euro policy

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2008

Former Tory party chairman Lord (Norman) Tebbit has urged David Cameron to follow the lead of Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in demanding the British public be allowed an ‘in or out’ referendum choice on the UK’s membership of the (…)

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Norman Baker: time to ditch the oath of allegiance

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2008

For those who are surprised that Norman Baker should have come third in our poll of most-rated Lib Dem shadow cabinet members, much of Stormin’ Norm’s popularity is the result of his championing of causes just like this: A collection (…)

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QT's pro-Tory bias: the BBC replies to Lib Dem Voice

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2008

Its a month since Lib Dem Voice found that the BBC’s Question Time is “officially pro-Tory”, with considerably more Conservative-aligned panellists than Labour, let alone the Lib Dems. (We even produced the obligatory bar-chart as conclusive proof.) As promised, we (…)

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