Ed Miliband’s home affairs appointments: can we really take him seriously on civil liberties?

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2010

One of the more cheering bits of Ed Miliband’s speech to the Labour party conference was his pledge that the party under his leadership would once again take seriously the issue of civil liberties, of individual rights My generation recognises too that government can itself become a vested interest when it comes to civil liberties. […]

Andrew Marr: a little bit of a hypocrite

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2010

I’m intrigued by Andrew Marr’s recent attack on blogging. For those who’ve missed his comments, here’s what he told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, as reported in the Telegraph: “Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all. A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, […]

The Browne Review and university funding: what’s likely to happen next…

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2010

The publication of the Browne Review into university funding has been brought into even sharper focus for Lib Dems by Vince Cable’s email to party members over the weekend ruling out a ‘pure’ graduate tax to replace tuition fees. This has sparked vigorous debate, both here on Lib Dem Voice, and beyond, with Lib Dem […]