CentreForum Liberal Villain of the Month: Mark Littlewood

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #40: Stephen Gough (aka The Naked Rambler)

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If […]

My recommended reading for today June 28, 2013

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Bagehot: The little party behind the throne | The Economist Economist’s Bagehot on Lib Dems’ enduring importance: “The little party behind the throne” http://econ.st/11N4Jr2 Carl Minns – Thoughts from Hull: The day (…)

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Philip Hammond on Coalition with the Lib Dems: horses for courses?

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2013

There’s an interesting interview with Tory defence secretary Philip Hammond in this week’s House magazine. Two snippets in particular will be of interest to Lib Dem readers. Let’s start with the defence department and horses. In the lead-up to the spending review when tensions were spilling over between the treasury and the spending departments, Danny […]