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Clegg: Bad Guy Doing Good?

In Conor Campbell on May 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

Conor Campbell is starting to have sympathy for Clegg. “Many see a man drowning in a sea of depression, I see something slightly different. As a Labour Party member this view I have of the Cleggster worries me.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Constructing Common Sense

In Andrew Forsey on April 18, 2011 at 8:38 am

Andrew Forsey says the Tories’ arguments are based on a flawed vision of ‘common sense’. Don’t be afraid to say your beliefs are ‘ideological’ whatever they may be. Read the rest of this entry »

Clegg, Cameron and Social Mobility. It’s a bit rich….

In Matthew Miles on April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

In a week when Nick Clegg delivered a lecture on social mobility, a reflection on the coalition members social background is irrelevant, writes Matthew Miles. The coalition’s policies should be the only mediator to analyse whether they will tear down the barriers to opportunity and fairness. Read the rest of this entry »

A promise you can’t keep

In David Brownsey-Joyce on April 6, 2011 at 9:26 am

Last week Simon Hughes came out with a statement that the Liberal Democrats were still committed to abolishing Higher Education tuition fees, something David Brownsey-Joyce finds hard to believe. Read the rest of this entry »

How Safe is Clegg?

In George O'Keefe on March 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

George O’Keefe was dismayed that £2 million was spent on protecting Nick Clegg at the Liberal Democrat conference last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

The accounts of a disappointed audience member

In Richard Cunningham on March 11, 2011 at 6:49 pm

The Five Rules of Representation; Dodge, Dip, duck, dive and dodge. Gordon Birtwistle’s visit to Richard Cunningham‘s school lived up that mantra. Read the rest of this entry »

Calm Down Nigel, It’s Only a By-Election

In James Bailey on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

In the aftermath of the Barnsley Central by-election last week, Nigel Farage has made some ridiculous statements. James Bailey asks are UKIP really the Main Voice of the Opposition now? Read the rest of this entry »

Barnsley By-Election Results

In Newswire on March 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Dan Jarvis, former paratrooper and Labour candidate for Barnsley Central won the by-election last night with 61% of the vote.

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Budget Cuts: The time for talking is over

In David Brownsey-Joyce on February 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

The open letter sent by Liberal Democrat councillors to The Times last week is too little too late to change the way forward, it’s time to dig in and get on with the job of reducing the deficit, according to David Brownsey-Joyce. Read the rest of this entry »

In The Thick of It?

In Matthew Wheavil on January 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

During a recent Glasgow University lecture given by Charles Kennedy, on the subject of politics and the media, Matt Wheavil asked the former Liberal Democrat leader if he had ever watched ‘The Thick Of It.’ Read the rest of this entry »