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My 5 minutes defending Lib Dem honour against Bus Pass Elvis

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2014

“We’re interviewing Bus Pass Elvis – the guy who beat the Lib Dems in a council by-election last week – and wondered if you’d be free to come on and talk about whether it means the writing’s on the wall.” That was the enticing invitation from the BBC’s Daily Politics show – how could I […]

Me channelling Call Clegg: the Lib Dem year in 5 minutes for BBC’s Daily Politics

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2013

Tune into the BBC’s Daily Politics today, Wednesday, a 12.45, and you’ll be able to watch this film. I try and sum up the Lib Dem year in 5 minutes from an imitation Call Clegg studio. Onesies, Eastleigh, the economy, (…)

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Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on April 14, 2013

It’s Sunday morning, so here are a dozen of thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices, culled from all those I’ve linked to this past fortnight. You can follow me on Delicious here. Immigration and the knowledge economy – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg makes the business case for immigration reform in the US, but the lesson [...]

Bloggers unite to oppose “botched late-night drafting” that proposes new press/web regulation

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2013

I’m one of 17 signatories (on behalf of LibDemVoice) to a letter published in Saturday’s Guardian, reproduced below, which opposes the “fundamental threat” of the draft legislation approved this week by MPs of all parties which would regulate blogs and other small independent news websites. It’s not often you’ll see us, ConservativeHome, LabourList, Guido Fawkes, [...]

Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on December 22, 2012

It’s Saturday evening, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices culled from the 50+ I’ve linked to this last week. You can follow me on Delicious here. Kings, queens and the political chess match – Sue Cameron ponders what the invitation to HM The Queen to attend cabinet this week could [...]

Y’know those stories about the death of the Lib Dems? Turns out, they might’ve been exaggerated…

by Stephen Tall on December 14, 2012

As Samuel Ellis Rees points out today: Of the last 20 Council by-elections to take place, the Lib Dems have won 11 of them. 8 of which were gains from another party. Not too bad. — SamuelEllis Rees (@SamuelEllisRees) December 14, 2012 And as I noted last week, after the Lib Dems had gained four [...]

Leveson, the morning after the Report before: what Lib Dem bloggers say

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Caron Lindsay blogged about Nick Clegg’s Commons statement here on LibDemVoice: Nick Clegg: We won’t find better solution than Leveson’s. Here’s a quick round-up of other reaction so far from Lib Dem bloggers to Lord Justice Leveson’s report on media standards… Contributors split on broadly pro/anti-Leveson Report lines. Let’s start with the pro-Leveson bloggers: Shock [...]

Speaking against secret courts – and in praise of Lord Strasburger

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2012

I was a guest this week on Voice of Russia radio to discuss the issue of secret courts. (Like almost all Lib Dems, I’m opposed to them.) You can hear the discussion here: The British Government wants to introduce Closed (…)

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Your essential weekend reader — 12 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are twelve thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… The lottery of life: Where to be born in 2013 – The Economist‘s annual list of the top quality-of-life countries: ‘Being rich helps more than anything else, but it is not all that counts; things like crime, trust in public institutions [...]

My conversation with Eliane Glaser at the RSA on de-spinning party conferences

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2012

I recently chaired an event at the RSA, How to De-Spin a Party Conference, with Eliane Glaser — whose book Get Real I reviewed here yesterday. I interviewed Eliane following her talk – you can hear our 12 minute conversation (…)

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