Posts Tagged “steve richards”

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #41: Peter Mandelson

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Lord (Peter) Mandelson Former Labour cabinet minister and éminence grise Reason: for voicing concerns that HS2 ‘could be an expensive mistake’ Three cheers for Peter Mandelson! That’s not a sentence I expected […]

A personal guide to the 13 most essential political podcasts

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2013

Commuting is a major part of my daily life, so I find podcasts are an essential way to make use of time I’d otherwise spend staring vacantly out the window or idly refreshing and re-refreshing Twitter. Here, in order of where they appear in my iTunes directory, are the podcasts I listen to most frequently… [...]

Mrs T’s political life: a tryptych from three of the best articles I’ve read today

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2013

I’ve read a lot of what’s been written about Margaret Thatcher in the past 24 hours. Here’s Mrs T’s political life, times and legacy summed up in excerpts from three of the best articles (ie, the ones I agree with (…)

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Last reminder! LibDemVoice Xmas Drinks, Monday 17th December

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2012

A final reminder that tomorrow, Monday 17th December, all LibDemVoice readers are invited to join us for festive drinks at 5pm in London, followed by (for those who’re able) Steve Richards’ Rock ‘n Roll Politics Christmas Special. You can sign up for drinks on our Facebook page here, or via FlockTogether here — you’ll find [...]

Diary reminder: LibDemVoice Xmas Drinks, 17th December

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2012

Here’s a date for your diary… On 17th December, all LibDemVoice readers are invited to join us for festive drinks at 5pm in London, followed by (for those who wish) seeing Steve Richards’ Rock ‘n Roll Politics Christmas Special. You can sign up for drinks on our Facebook page here, or via FlockTogether here. Premiered [...]

Date for your diary – 17th December: LibDemVoice Xmas drinks, followed by Steve Richards’ Rock ‘n Roll Politics

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2012

Here’s a date for your diary… On 17th December, The Independent’s Steve Richards will bring his Rock ‘n Roll Politics to London for a Christmas special. Premiered at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, where it earned rave reviews, here’s how the show is billed: Award winning BBC broadcaster and columnist, Steve Richards, takes you behind the [...]

Your essential weekend reader — 8 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are eight thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Why don’t we trust politicians? – The BBC’s Nick Robinson takes politicians to task, doesn’t let the media off the hook either… while Labour’s Rachel Reeves mouths platitudes. The BBC regains its honour – Nick Cohen links the Beeb’s problems with [...]

Daily Mirror: ‘Time for Plan V’ (aka ‘Vince for Chancellor’)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2012

The front page of this morning’s Mirror newspaper may bring a smile to the face even of that most sober of politicians, Vince Cable: The reality is of course that there’s next-to-no chance that David Cameron will reshuffle his long-standing political friend from the Treasury — and, even if he did, the Tory party would [...]

“In government, a thorn in the Tories’ side” – James Landale’s alternative Lib Dem conference slogan

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2011

‘In Government On Your Side’ is the official slogan of the Lib Dems’ autumn conference, which officially starts today. But the BBC’s James Landale has proposed an alternative – and I’m rather taken with it: In government, a thorn in the Tories’ side The suggestion comes in his pre-conference assessment here. It’s a fair-minded take [...]

Is this the laziest piece of political journalism ever?

by Stephen Tall on January 5, 2010

Well, no, it’s probably not. But it must at least qualify for the laziest piece of journalism this decade. I refer to today’s Independent article, ‘Clegg faces party backlash over Tory alliance’, by Nigel Morris and Michael Savage. Oh, go on, then, here’s a link if you must; though I begrudge handing them the traffic. [...]



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