What I said on The Guardian’s live-chat on ‘The future of philanthropy in higher education’

by Stephen Tall on February 19, 2012

As I flagged here, my Friday lunchtime was occupied as one of the panel members on The Guardian’s #HElivechat on ‘The future of philanthropy in higher education’. You can catch up on the discussion — all 137 comments — here. (…)

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Where I stand on the new Lib Dem groupings

by Stephen Tall on February 19, 2012

Time to out myself. In the last year, three new Lib Dem groups have been launched to an unsuspecting world and to an often-suspicious Lib Dem blogosphere. In chronological order, they are: Social Liberal Forum (SLF), Liberal Left, and Liberal Reform. They will add to the already thriving discussion base within the party which exists […]

“A shitty time to be a liberal”: The Economist’s must-read piece on the Clegg paradox (and 2 reasons why it’s wrong)

by Stephen Tall on February 19, 2012

There’s a must-read column by The Economist’s Bagehot this week focusing on the Lib Dems’ dilemmas, titled The Clegg paradox. It’s a serious and weighty analysis, which asks some uncomfortable questions of the party’s strategy. Here’s it’s conclusion: At a recent meeting of the Lib Dem parliamentary party, Tim Farron, an ambitious left-winger and party […]