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Leading Lib Dems’ approval ratings, as voted by party members

by Stephen Tall on February 16, 2010

A week ago, Lib Dem Voice invited the members of our private discussion forum (open to all Lib Dem members) inviting them to take part in a survey, conducted via Liberty Research, asking a number of questions about the party and the current state of British politics. Many thanks to the 200 of you who […]

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 […]

Is it time for the Scottish Lib Dems to back an independence referendum?

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2009

The Sunday Times reports:
Senior Liberal Democrat figures will hold talks in an attempt to halt a growing rebellion within the party’s ranks over its opposition to Alex Salmond’s Referendum Bill. Party managers will meet on Monday to decide the best way of tackling the revolt, which could seriously undermine Tavish Scott’s leadership of the party.
Strategists […]

Scottish Lib Dems win anti-independence vote, call for new Holyrood powers

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2009

As anticipated on Lib Dem Voice here, the Scottish Lib Dems’ call for a referendum on Scottish independence to be postponed until at least 2011 – the date of the next Holyrood elections – received a substantial majority last night. (…)

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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 makes BBC webcast date

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2009

BBC.co.uk reports: An online interview with Scottish Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott will see him answer questions submitted by members of the public at the party conference. BBC Scotland’s political editor Brian Taylor will quiz the Shetland MSP in the (…)

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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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Lib Dem Scottish and London budget news

by Stephen Tall on February 3, 2009

Okay, okay I admit it – that title isn’t likely to entice in hordes of readers. But it is kinda important, so read on… In Scotland: The SNP will be able to pass its budget, second time around, thanks to (…)

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