Posts Tagged “olympics”

My Olympics closing ceremony in way too many tweets

by Stephen Tall on August 13, 2012

So it’s over… til the Paralympics in a fortnight’s time anyway. I loved London 2012. Partly the sport, but mainly that it allowed us a glimpse of a happier, de-cynicised, un-post-ironic, joyous nation taking pride not only in athletic achievement (…)

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How I feel about the Olympics in 5 minutes, as told by John Finnemore AKA “Come on The British One!”

by Stephen Tall on August 12, 2012

A couple of months ago John Finnemore brilliantly condensed the Eurozone crisis into a sublimely funny 5-minute metaphor involving smurfs and a disputed restaurant bill. Here he is this time channelling pretty much all my thoughts about this year’s London (…)

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Nick Clegg invites ‘Golden Dozen community Team GB’ to Olympics closing ceremony

by Stephen Tall on August 12, 2012

We don’t normally publish press releases in full on LibDemVoice — but I’m very happy to make an exception for this announcement from Lib Dem leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg: The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has invited 12 guests to attend the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday evening. […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Heroes of the Week’ #10 – The 70,000 London 2012 Games Makers

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2012

Welcome to the tenth in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social […]

69% of Lib Dem members say London right to bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 11.5% swing in favour of the Olympics among Lib Dem members! LDV asked: All things considered […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #7 – Danny Boyle

by Stephen Tall on July 29, 2012

Welcome to the seventh in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Villains of the Month’ – July 2012 – Theresa May & Lord (Sebastian) Coe

by Stephen Tall on July 23, 2012

Welcome to the first in our series — Liberal Villain of the Month — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Each week we select a ‘Liberal Hero’, showcasing public figures who — regardless of party affiliation — help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg – Syrian human rights abusers to be banned from London Olympics

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2012

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg appeared on the Andrew Marr Show this morning to say that those guilty of abusing human rights in Syria will be banned from entering the UK for the Olympics: (Video also available on the BBC website here.) * Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and also writes at […]