One from the archives: Roy Jenkins speaking in favour of the SDP merging with the Liberal Party in 1988, with some comments about the state of Labour that still resonate today. … Read the full post »
SDP politician turned Conservative peer, Danny Finkelstein is also a journalist and political commentator.
Had fun doing Newsnight last night, talking about the Autumn Statement with Danny Finkelstein and Sally Morgan. … Read the full post »
RT @markpack: “BBC News – Tory MP sorry after novelty tie breaks into speech – http://bbc.in/fHr6Be” A case of So, La Tie D’oh! — Andrew Lucas (@bythewatersedge) January 19, 2011 Simon Hughes was actually elected in 1978 – but didn’t take office until the 80’s #slfconf #terminallylate — Martin Shapland (@MShapland) June 18, … Read the full post »
Daniel Finkelstein poses the question, based on the finding of an academic survey. … Read the full post »
That’s a pretty impressive set of reactions, including from those who often have a rude word or two to say about the Liberal Democrats. … Read the full post »
I’ve blogged quite a few times on the subject of televised debates between the main party leaders at the general election, so here’s a round-up of my posts on the matter. … Read the full post »
Over at The Times, Danny Finkelstein has cast doubt on the possible impact of the televised party leader debates at our next general election. … Read the full post »
At the weekend I threw in another reason why Gordon Brown is very unlikely to call a general election before May.
The Times’s Danny Finkelstein has a good perspective on the issue today:
“In every election I have been involved in, there has been a last-minute rumour about an early poll date. And every one has involved … Read the full post »
The provenance of the most famous quote supposedly from Voltaire is often given as disputed, but Danny Finkelstein has an excellent summary where those words really came from. … Read the full post »
The Daily Mail has said it thinks it is a mistake for people who were born here but whose parents were born overseas to be counted as British. … Read the full post »