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3 last-minute Christmas present ideas (hint: they’re books)

by Stephen Tall on December 23, 2014

Over at LibDemVoice, I’ve put forward three suggestions for last-minute pressie ideas for the politico geek (whether that’s you or someone you know)… Liberalism: The Life of an Idea – Edmund Fawcett There are lots of books around about liberalism (…)

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LDVideo | Election archive special… the 1980s

by Stephen Tall on August 21, 2011

Yesterday was the 1960-70s, today we fast-forward to the 1980s… 1982 Liberal Party political broadcast (Available on YouTube here.) 1983 election: Party leaders on the campaign trail (incuding Roy Jenkins at 1:05) (Available on YouTube here.) 1983 election night coverage (following a big swing to the Liberals in Torbay, and featuring a Cyril Smith interview […]

Who are the greatest Liberal Prime Ministers who never were?

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2011

Mark Pack reviewed Francis Beckett’s new counterfactual collection, The Prime Ministers Who Never Were, on the Voice earlier this week — 14 ‘Big Beasts’ who, had the chips fallen differently, might have become premiers. The list is mostly inevitable with a couple of intriguing outsiders: Austen Chamberlain, J R Clynes, Lord Halifax, Oswald Mosley, Herbert […]

YouTube ‘cos we want to: an SDP special

by Stephen Tall on August 1, 2009

If the SDP had lived on*, 2009 would have marked its 18th** 28th birthday – which spurious segue is all the excuse we need to dust off three video clips tracing its rise and fall. Let’s begin at the beginning, (…)

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