Budget 2013: Osborne crosses fingers and hopes ‘steady as she goes’ will come good by 2015

by Stephen Tall on March 20, 2013

Move along, nothing to see here… This was a steady-as-she-goes budget at a time when the economy is anything-but-steady. Of course as Lib Dems it’s great to welcome the final push towards lifting all those paid less than £10,000 out of income tax. As my Co-Editor Caron Lindsay notes here, this is a policy direct […]

Today’s Link-Love: March 20, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 20, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Carl Minns – Thoughts from Hull: Name the odd one out – Press regulation edition. Lib Dem MPs vow of silence on free speech > Name the odd one out – Press (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

On Budget day: What Lib Dem members think of the Coalition’s economic policy and ring-fencing of spending

by Stephen Tall on March 20, 2013

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 650 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Just 26% of Lib Dem members support Osborne’s ‘Plan A’ Thinking of the current state of […]