Posts Tagged “paul goodman”

Lewis Baston’s election 2015 forecast: Labour 36%, Conservatives 34%, Lib Dems 16%

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2013

Lewis Baston, a research associate at Democratic Audit who is perhaps the nearest the UK comes to a Nate Silver, has published a pamphlet called Swing Seats: The key battlegrounds of the 2015 election (not available online yet). It’s a forensic analysis of the constituencies that will decide the next election, and digs much deeper […]

My column for ConHome: I’m holding on to my Lib Dem membership card. But what membership means is going to have to change

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2013

My fourth column for ConservativeHome — The Other Side — ran yesterday. You can read it here (and enjoy the comments from readers who aren’t, in the main, Lib Dems) or below. I’m enjoying the gig, and kudos to ConHome’s (…)

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Lib Dem MP Sir Robert Smith takes Yeo’s place as Energy and Climate Change Committee chair

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2013

Sir Robert Smith, Lib Dem MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, has been named today as interim chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee following Tim Yeo’s decision to step down while allegations he used the role to help a private company influence Parliament are being investigated. Here’s the committee statement issued this morning: […]

The futility of forecasts OR Why no-one knows who’ll win the next election

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

If you don’t read Tim ‘Undercover Economist’ Harford, then you should. I frequently link to his stuff in my weekly ‘essential reading’ lists because he’s witty, concise and forensic, a tricky combo. His latest post An insatiable desire to peer (…)

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