Posts Tagged “tavish scott”

See if you can spot the flaw in The Scotsman's reasoning

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2009

LDV reported this week on the Scottish Lib Dems’ decision to open talks with the SNP, following the casting vote rejection by the Holyrood parliament of the nationalists’ £33bn budget. In its budget analysis, The Scotsman poses the question, Why (…)

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10 key Lib Dem questions for 2009

by Stephen Tall on December 30, 2008

In what is fast becoming a pre-New Year tradition as eagerly anticipated as ‘the biggest ever DFS sale’, Lib Dem Voice is publishing its list of 10 key questions, the answers to which we think might well help shape 2009 (…)

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Our starters for 2008 – how did we do? (Part II)

by Stephen Tall on December 29, 2008

A year ago, Lib Dem Voice posed 10 questions, the answers to which we believed might shape the Lib Dem year – time to revisit them, wethinks. To read Part I dealing with Qs 1-5, click here. 6. Will Nicol (…)

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Scottish Lib Dem leader nominations close

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2008

The Press Association reports the (unsurprising) news: The deadline for nominations in the race to lead the Scottish Liberal Democrats has closed with no late challengers in the three-way campaign. Mike Rumbles and former ministers Tavish Scott and Ross Finnie (…)

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Ming: Lib Dem MSPs should oppose independence poll regardless of conference

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2008

An interesting article in yesterday’s Times, with former national Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell wading into the current Scottish leadership debate, and in particular the controversy over whether Lib Dems should support a referendum on Scottish independence: Sir Menzies Campbell (…)

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High praise for Stephen from Scotsman

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2008

No, not me – it’s the Lib Dems’ Scottish leader Nicol Stephen who has been earning plaudits from The Scotsman’s Hamish MacDonnell: A couple of weeks ago, Wendy Alexander held a dinner for some members of the Holyrood political press (…)

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