Today’s Link-Love: March 17, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Forget 50p — scrap the 60p tax rate » Spectator Blogs .@JJ_159 on one of the more crazy aspects of our tax system > Forget 50p — scrap the 60p tax rate (…)

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Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Protecting individuals and press freedom”

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2013

Nick Clegg’s latest email missive arrived in my email inbox this weekend. Two odd things about it… First, as Paul Walter and Jonathan Calder have already picked up: the absence of any mention of last weekend’s debate on ‘secret courts’. I understood why it wasn’t mentioned in his leader’s speech last weekend: he wanted to […]

I’m a liberal and I’m against this sort of thing. Leveson-style press regulation, that is (as well as secret courts)

by Stephen Tall on March 17, 2013

I’ve got used to describing myself as “a liberal first, a Lib Dem second”. Most of the time the Venn diagram works out pretty well. But not the last couple of weeks. First, there was ‘secret courts’ and the decision by Nick Clegg, backed by most Lib Dem MPs (though not by party members), to […]