Your essential Easter weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

It’s Sunday afternoon, so here are a baker’s dozen of thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices, culled from all those I’ve linked to this past fortnight. You can follow me on Delicious here. Even Britain has now abandoned austerity – Anatole Kaletsky highlights the abandonment of Plan A: “While Osborne repeated his mantra that […]

Benefits, back-to-work and the unemployed: what Lib Dem members think

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 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. 70% say: withdraw unemployment benefits IF job offers refused without ‘good reason’ In principle, do you […]

Today’s Link-Love: March 31, 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Mandelson’s attack on Labour’s economic policy in full | Westminster blog Missed this by @kiranstacey at time. Interesting, esp final part > Mandelson’s attack on Labour’s economic policy http://on.ft.com/16aNiP4 BBC News – (…)

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Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Happy Easter”

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

Nick Clegg’s latest letter to supporters wishes us all the very best for a relaxing Easter holiday. He’s off on a family break visiting his parents — or “holidaying at a millionaires’ ­playground” if you prefer the Mirror‘s styling. My Co-Editor Caron Lindsay has written a reply highlighting the many and various ways Lib Dem […]

Is Ed Miliband preparing to junk his promise to cap tuition fees at £6,000?

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

An interesting snippet from today’s LabourList interview with Ed Miliband. On the subject of tuition fees, here’s what the Labour leader has to say: “We’re definitely looking at [a graduate tax]. I think there’s been some work going on at (…)

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