Hughes welcome Supreme Court ruling securing freedom from persecution for gay asylum seekers

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2010

Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling that two gay men who said they faced persecution in their home countries of Cameron and Iran have the right to asylum in the UK. I am delighted this ruling recognises the rights of gay asylum seekers, ensuring their freedom from persecution around […]

The last book I read in 100 words: Midnight Fugue, Reginald Hill

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2010

Midnight Fugue (Reginald Hill) If you know of Reginald Hill’s Dalziel & Pascoe novels only through the BBC series then you’re missing out – for though Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan were made for the parts, the subtlety, humour and (…)

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Can we get more people giving, AND increase total charitable giving at the same time?

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2010

Third Sector reports the news that the Coalition Government has more or less ruled out changes to the Gift Aid scheme which some charity sector organisations had called for: The government is unlikely to increase the rate of Gift Aid (…)

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LDV survey: How Lib Dem members rate the performances of Nick Clegg and the party

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of the Coalition Government’s budget, and what you make of the Lib Dems’ and Government’s performance to date. Over 350 party members have responded, and we’ve been publishing the full results of our survey this week. In the penultimate part […]