Posts Tagged “the observer”

Liberal Heroes of the Week #23: John Kampfner, Nick Cohen & Fraser Nelson

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Welcome to the 23rd in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Desperately thin stuff – Observer fails to reveal Lib Dem ties with Murdoch

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2012

Liberal Democrats’ ties with Murdoch aides revealed to Leveson inquiry shouts The Observer headline today followed by a breathlessly hyped claim: Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats were sucked deeper into the controversy over News Corp’s planned takeover of BSkyB on Saturday as evidence submitted to the Leveson inquiry revealed close party ties with Murdoch executives. I […]

News International tried to bully the Lib Dems, says Observer. It didn’t work.

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2011

News International ‘bullied Liberal Democrats over BSkyB bid’ is the headline in today’s Observer, with the paper reporting: Rupert Murdoch’s News International launched a campaign of bullying against senior Liberal Democrats in an attempt to force through the company’s bid for BSkyB, high-level sources have told the Observer. Lib Dem insiders say NI officials took […]

Does it matter if The Observer closes?

by Stephen Tall on August 5, 2009

Much speculation this week that The Observer, Sunday sister paper of The Guardian (both of which are owned by Guardian News and Media under the beneficent custodianship of The Scott Trust), is on the brink of being closed down, and (…)

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Guardian endorses Lib Dems in Euro elections (more or less)

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2009

Following the endorsement of its sister paper the Observer and its leading columnist Polly Toynbee, the Guardian editorial today all-but formally recommends its readers vote for the Lib Dems in this Thursday’s Euro polls: The case for supporting the Liberal (…)

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