Ed Davey shows other Lib Dem ministers how to put forward a savvy argument within Coalition

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2012

I was very struck, reading Ed Davey’s interview with The Guardian this weekend, how he chose to describe the deal-making process between the two Coalition parties over the energy bill: Davey admits that the failure to secure a decarbonisation target (…)

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Nick Clegg’s fourth Letter from the Leader: “The only way out of the housing crisis is to build our way out.”

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2012

Here’s Nick Clegg’s latest missive to Lib Dem members and supporters — this week focusing on his efforts to get Britain building again to help those households in need of decent, affordable housing… I’m writing this as we come to the end of an incredibly hectic week in politics. The negotiations over the budget in […]

As Leveson reports… Why I’m sticking up for ‘Press freedom with no buts’

by Stephen Tall on November 25, 2012

Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal will report this week. His recommendations on the future of press regulation are the subject of intense speculation, with essentially three positions being staked-out: What’s being proposed ‘Independent regulation backed up by statute’ Advocates, who include Evan Harris and the Hacked Off campaign group, argue that the […]