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Election 2017: actually, this is good for all parties

by Stephen Tall on April 18, 2017

Well, who saw that coming? Not me. But Theresa May’s decision to call a ‘snap’ election actually suits all parties pretty well. First, the Tories will win, and will win big. Two recent polls suggest leads over Labour topping 20%, (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 30 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2009

Welcome to a new week, and the anniversary of the end of the invasion of Iraq … first time round, that is – Operation Desert Storm officially finished in 1995. And happy birthday to David Mamet, Billy Idol, Lorraine Kelly and Gary Lineker and Gael García Bernal. On with the day …
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Scottish Lib Dem conference: your LDV reader

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2009

On Saturday, LDV reported the news that the Scottish Lib Dems were uniting behind leader Tavish Scott’s opposition to the SNP referendum on independence, ahead of a special private conference for party members. And so it came to pass, as the BBC reports:
Tavish Scott has consistently opposed a referendum, but some divisions within […]

Times: Tavish Scott expected to see off Lib Dem rebellion on opposition to referendum

by Stephen Tall on October 31, 2009

A week ago, LDV asked the question, Is it time for the Scottish Lib Dems to back an independence referendum?, amid suggestions in The Sunday Times that there was “a growing rebellion within the party’s ranks over its opposition to Alex Salmond’s Referendum Bill.” Today’s Times reports that Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott will […]

Scottish Lib Dems call for end to “chatter about the constitution”

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2009

Lib Dem Voice reported last week that Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott had made clear his opposition to a referendum on Scottish independence: Liberal Democrats do not support independence and we will not support a referendum that could let (…)

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Tavish vetoes SNP independence referendum hopes

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2009

Despite Lord (Paddy) Ashdown’s public declaration last week that the Lib Dems should support a referendum on Scottish independence, Tavis Scott has made it clear he won’t budge – here’s today’s Daily Telegraph: Tavish Scott, the Scottish Lib Dem leader (…)

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Paddy: Scottish Lib Dems wrong to veto independence referendum

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2009

The Scotsman reports on the intervention of former Lib Dem leader, Lord (Paddy) Ashdown: THE Unionist parties in Scotland should back a referendum on independence to finish off the SNP as a political force once and for all, former Liberal (…)

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