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Opinion: campaign spending – did the Lib Dems get it right?

You can, famously, prove anything with statistics. But the figures for General Election expenditure, released by the Electoral Commission in December, raise some interesting questions for Lib Dem campaign managers.

It was an extraordinary election in many ways. The TV debates, Cleggmania,the economic crisis and the MPs expenses scandal. All of this perhaps made it a particularly difficult election for the party to manage. Marshalling scarce resources in an unpredictable environment is a tough challenge.

The Lib Dems were always going to be out-gunned on the national stage but did we allow ourselves to be out-gunned and out-manoeuvred …

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  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 20th Feb - 12:21am
    Joe B. Going back to your comment of the 18th at 5.26 pm, replying to me - thank you - I don't really see that...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 19th Feb - 11:27pm
    David, In Plato's Republic, Socrates' ideal society in the ancient world is constituted by three classes: Producers or Workers: The labourers who make the goods...
  • User Avatarpaul holmes 19th Feb - 10:56pm
    TCO All the things you mention make very little difference in fact to how you fight the ground campaign in a Target Seat let alone...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 19th Feb - 10:39pm
    Peter, As Jonathan Portes has written "...that (fiat) money is ultimately a governmental construct in modern capitalist economies, and central banks can indeed produce as...
  • User AvatarTomas HJ 19th Feb - 10:23pm
    My heart sinks. One former leader, Jo Swinson, of debatable success and decision-making prowess is extolled while her cheerleaders, highland heffers and other Robespierre-like characters...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 19th Feb - 9:26pm
    Joe and I'm sure you still haven't answered the point I raised which was that What I am interested is why you think that Plato’s...