NEW POLL: Is the Coalition right to allow us to work beyond 65?

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2010

This was the statement issued by Lib Dem Employment Relations Minister Ed Davey this week when announcing the end of the default retirement age of 65, and give people the freedom to choose their own retirement date: With more and more people wanting to extend their working lives we should not stop them just because […]

LDV Saturday caption competition: “Kramer vs Zac” edition

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2010

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader … (Image courtesy: FromPlay.com). Here’s former Lib Dem MP for Richmond Park Susan Kramer with her Tory successor Zac Goldsmith. What do you think they might have been saying or thinking about each other? The winner of […]

The Saturday Debate: What do we mean by middle-class?

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2010

Here’s your starter for ten in our Saturday slot where we throw up an idea or thought for debate: Class has always been an intangible concept in the UK. While most countries would define it quite simply as a function of income, in our class-hungover country there are all manner of other factors: state or […]