Author Archives: David Pollard

Tory split on climate change

A pretty comprehensive story in today’s Independent shows how split the Tories are on Copenhagen and climate change policies. The article is refreshing in that it names names, most of whom are the usual right wing suspects. For quite some time Nigel Lawson has been touring the Country pushing his Climate Change denial message and he seems to have drawn some heavyweight Tories with him (if you can call John Redwood, Peter Lilley and Ann Widdicome heavyweight).

David Davis on the other hand in a two column article produces a much more balance view. When you have waded through all …

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Opinion: We’ve got the polices, now we need the sound-bite narrative

Nick Clegg has picked his time to talk about power. In his party conference speech he described why he wanted to be Prime Minister. This is a major step forward in his development as leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Now he has to say what he wants to achieve and what he will do in power. He must develop a narrative that we all as Liberal Democrats can use. The party has excellent policies on a range of issues and these have to be brought together into a collection of coherent sound-bites.

After the excitement of a couple of opinion polls showing us neck-and-neck with Labour following our conference, we are in for the long haul again with very limited exposure in the media.

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  • User AvatarRC 24th Jul - 9:15am
    Goodness what sour comments this posting has attracted. Nick Clegg has always been clear and forthright in his support of LGBT equality and equal marriage...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 24th Jul - 9:06am
    At least, in the West Midlands the electorate has a say. In Greater London we just were told that the Police Commisioner role would be...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 24th Jul - 9:04am
    I too would question the wisdom of police and crime commissioners, but I don't see anyone at the moment rushing to make an election issue...
  • User AvatarR Uduwerage-Perera 24th Jul - 9:02am
    @Richard Dean you seem to be supportive of not putting checking mechanism in so that we do not return to "Life on Mars". Out of...
  • User AvatarPeter 24th Jul - 8:47am
    Ask Davey about the insanity of Drax.
  • User AvatarStephen Tall 24th Jul - 8:45am
    @ Jennie - oh, absolutely there's more than one axis. But ultimately voters get just one cross every few years on a bit of paper,...