In other news… London PPBs, Clegg paint attack, Turing pardon latest, Darlington Lib Dem leader barred

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past week… Lib Dems fight reduction of their party political broadcasts in London (Guardian) Provisional plans being drawn up by the BBC suggest giving the Lib Dems two party political broadcasts for the elections – the same as the Green […]

‘Workfare’: the depressingly sterile ‘left/right’ debate is a challenge to liberals to sharpen our thinking

by Stephen Tall on February 26, 2012

Deborah Orr has a must-read article in the Guardian highlighting the inverted absurdity of this week’s row about the Coalition’s workfare programme, The slanging match over workfare is getting us nowhere. She points out that the very essence of workfare is government intervention in the workings of the free market, the state urging private companies […]