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Eddie Mair | 05:28 UK time, Monday, 15 June 2009

...with a Blog exclusive here later. You'll have first sight of who our first Speaker is, and what they're saying.

In today's Independent, word of that other Speaker campaign...The Times has this report on men in tights...and the BBC News coverage is here.


  • 1. At 08:11am on 15 Jun 2009, needsanewnickname wrote:

    Any room for a piece/short pieces on people who use Speakers' Corner? Maybe for iPM?

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  • 2. At 1:17pm on 15 Jun 2009, steelpulse wrote:

    Please do not be put off by this ridiculous trailer, Eddie? BH yesterday.

    About that - sorry. Already was.

    When did the word "liberal" become a term of abuse? I was reading yesterday about some very VERY rude comments about some of "Todays" presenters reported on some so called Tory "commentator's" Facebook page.

    Total tosh - said comments - in my opinion but as always it is grist to my mill. It appears commentator disagrees with the "Today" programme as a whole and therefore - allegedly the abuse starts? How odd.

    Quick research and said Facebook commentator also appears against "liberals" from a recent tome title just penned. How the Liberals Lost their way? lol

    Fine but I consider "liberal" meant - sort of broad minded. And I aspire to that. Fail of course but is that aspiration so bad?

    I smiled at the Facebook users inaccuracy about the Beebs presenters - it was to do with presenters IQ I think but hey!

    So be rude - just to be offensive? It reminded me that ever time the word "liberal" drips from some commentators lips - particularly in the USA - I feel I am required to sense guilt about aspiring to that mindset or something.

    The next Speaker will be liberal in the broadest sense. The broad minded sense. Not Bateman cartoonish and overreact a la The man who uttered the word "liberal" in the House of Commons -without it being followed by the word Democrat"!

    How we lost our way, Mr Cohen? Hmmm

    Where am I? lol

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  • 3. At 3:09pm on 20 Jun 2009, PhilWalmsley wrote:

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