My recommended reading for today November 29, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Liberal Villain of the Month: Boris Johnson | CentreForum Blog My @CentreForum Liberal Villain of the Month is Boris Johnson. Find out why here: http://bit.ly/1fOm2Q6 Women MPs must man up. We need (…)

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Liberal Villain of the Month: Boris Johnson

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 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.  Boris Johnson Mayor of London Reason: for believing intelligence is fixed and fee-paying schools are the only hope for bright children. There’s a lot to admire about Boris Johnson. The brilliant turn […]

My recommended reading for today November 28, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 28, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Don’t summon up the immigration monster | The Times Brilliant from @DAaronovitch > Don’t summon up the immigration monster http://thetim.es/1ihwWj5 You don't have to be a Tory to believe the Conservative Party (…)

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My recommended reading for today November 27, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger | New Republic Love this > The Period, Our Simplest Punctuation Mark, Has Become a Sign of Anger http://on.tnr.com/1icg8tY (via (…)

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It’s “Immigration Hysteria Day”. Again. Here’s how Lib Dems need to respond

by Stephen Tall on November 27, 2013

Another day, another bout of “the UK’s about to be invaded by 29 million Bulgarians and Romanians” hysteria. But today it’s not Nigel Farage splattering mis-shapen statistics into the debate: it’s the Prime Minister, David Cameron – increasingly resembling Mr Farage’s mini-me – who’s showing leadership by following the tabloid press. Here’s how the BBC […]

My recommended reading for today November 26, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 26, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Zero-hours contracts have been unfairly demonised and oversimplified, finds new CIPD research – Press Releases – CIPD Interesting > Zero-hours contracts hv been unfairly demonised and oversimplified – CIPD http://bit.ly/1ib2asj (h/t @FlipChartRick) (…)

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Free school meals for infants – the controversy over Nick Clegg’s pledge rumbles on

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2013

I wrote yesterday about Sir Nick Harvey’s forecast that the next election is Labour’s to lose. But there was another issue he focused on in his Huffngton Post interview – Nick Clegg’s conference pledge that all 5-7 year-olds should have free school meals, regardless of their family’s income status. “It was absolutely astonishing. It came […]

My recommended reading for today November 24, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… “Nick Clegg is an idle f*****r says David Cameron” “Nick Clegg is an idle f*****r says David Cameron” http://bit.ly/1jxEDgu Still struggling to work out what 5 asterisks can represent…? Press and Journal (…)

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My recommended reading for today November 23, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… The Institute For Fiscal Studies – A give and take Autumn Statement? “A give and take Autumn Statement?” http://bit.ly/1c01tfX < The Institute For Fiscal Studies' low-down Norman Lamb writes… How Liberal Democrats (…)

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Is Nick Harvey right that “Labour is on course to win the next election”?

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2013

Sir Nick Harvey, Lib Dem MP for North Devon (and former defence minister), has little doubt who’s going to win the next election, as he tells the Huffington Post: … Harvey has a “clear sense” of what he thinks is going to happen. And even more than that, he is “astonished” that few others within […]