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What do we Lib Dems want from a reshuffle?

by Stephen Tall on August 20, 2012

While the massed ranks of the mostly right-wing political commentariat obsess about the imminent Cabinet reshuffle, Lib Dem interest has been relatively muted. In one sense this isn’t surprising. As it stands, 18 of the party’s 57 MPs are on the government payroll, so Nick Clegg has little room for manouevre even among the middle […]

The Orange Book & its impact on the Lib Dems, 8 years on – my report back from last night’s IEA event

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2012

Last night, the IEA held a fascinating debate looking at the impact the infamous The Orange Book — edited by David Laws and Paul Marshall, with contributions from many of the newest / brightest / most economically liberal MPs — (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 1 March 2010

by Stephen Tall on March 1, 2010

It’s Monday morning. It’s the 1st March, and the question everyone’s asking is, “Where the hell did January and February go?”. For our Welsh readers, meanwhile, may we wish you a very happy St David’s Day. On with the day’s main news …
Result of LDV poll on Tories’ evaporating lead

Yesterday LDV ran an insta-poll asking […]

Daily View 2×2: 23 November 2009

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

It’s the 23rd November – which means great celebrations in (parts of) the Lib Dem blogosphere at the 46th anniversary since the first broadcast of Doctor Who. And it’s happy birthday, too, to Zoë Ball and Kirsty Young.
2 Must-Read Blog-Posts

Why we should not be afraid of a hung parliament (Mark Thompson)
A hung parliament is the […]

#G2010 – what I said (and didn’t get the chance to say)

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2009

I mentioned last week that I was speaking at the Government 2010 conference as part of a panel discussion on ‘Blogging, Social Media and New Media’. 45 minutes might be enough time – at least if you believe Tony Blair (…)

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Unemployment: Lib Dems on the bleak national picture

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2009

Three separate Lib Dem press releases ping into the Voice’s inbox, each of them them telling a depressing story about the human impact of the recession.
First up, Lib Dem shadow work and pensions secretary Steve Webb on the doubling of long-term unemployment in the last year alone:
Ministers try to spin the slower rise in […]

Labour teaches kids the new 3 Rs: Remand, Raw, and Recession

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2009

Three stories today – see if you can spot the blatant connection. First up, the first R: Remand. Lib Dem research today revealed that over a million kids have been convicted of a criminal offence over the last decade, with (…)

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Lib Dems force government climbdown on MPs' pension increases

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2009

As the BBC reports: Plans to raise taxpayers’ contributions to MPs’ pensions have been dropped, ahead of a Commons debate. A planned increase had been accepted by all parties in March but the government now says it will accept a (…)

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LDV Awards 2008: Lib Dem Politician of the Year & By-election Performance of the Year

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2008

Many thanks to the 200+ LDV readers who took part in our end-of-year awards, which ran between 23rd and 28th December. Voting was conducted via Liberty Research using the alternative vote method of ranking the nominees for each of the (…)

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Who are your favourite (and least favourite) non-Lib Dem bloggers

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2007

A new poll is coming to LDV: who are your favourite, and least favourite, non-Lib Dem bloggers. Nominations are now open, so please feel free to use the comments thread. (Self-nomination is allowed, Iain.) There’s still chance, by the way, (…)

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