My recommended reading for today November 22, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… What Works policy labs: are they working? – livechat | Public Leaders Network | Guardian Professional A week today, I’ll be taking part in this livechat > What Works policy labs: are (…)

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National Liberals and evidence-based policy: a reply to Jonathan Calder

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2013

‘Whoever you vote for the political class gets in’ blogs Liberal England’s Jonathan Calder. It is, as ever from Jonathan, well worth reading. The first half holds up to deserved ridicule Nick Boles’ suggestion that the Tories set up a (…)

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My recommended reading for today November 21, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 21, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… bitly | Page Not Found | 404 Myers-Briggs: horoscopes for intellectuals says @CllrMMills (rightly) http://bit.ly/1h4ySdcby Liberal England: Whoever you vote for the political class gets in A party of Orange Bookers, Blairites (…)

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My recommended reading for today November 20, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… A plan to end NEETs through reform, not cuts “A plan to end NEETs through reform, not cuts” http://bit.ly/1h2h6Y0. @IPPR’s Graeme Cooke explains what the Torygraph didn’t. The courage of Nick Boles (…)

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The last book I read in 100 words: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2013

An Officer and a Spy, Robert Harris What happens if the state believes you guilty of a crime and stretches the law to ensure your conviction? Using secret evidence you can’t challenge in a secret court where judges are inclined (…)

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My column for ConHome: Why Conservatives should embrace proportional representation for local elections

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2013

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here yesterday. My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman and Mark Wallace, for giving a Lib Dem space to provoke … constructively, I hope. This is my (…)

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Nick Boles calls for National Liberal revival AKA Nick Boles invents a safe space for nice people well away from the Tories

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2013

Nick Boles is the Conservative planning minister, one of the few Tories to take the housing crisis seriously and to risk unpopularity within his own party by making clear we need to build more homes. He has, for instance, said ‘The sum of human happiness that is created by the houses that are being built […]

Nick Clegg’s “worker’s bonus” – what I said about it on BBC’s Daily Politics

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2013

I guested on BBC2′s Daily Politics on Monday to discuss Nick Clegg’s announcement that he wants the Coalition to offer a “worker’s bonus” in the next budget, taking the personal allowance up to £10,500 – beyond the £10,000 that was promised by the Lib Dems at the 2010 election. The other two guests were ex-No. […]

My recommended reading for today November 19, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Nick Boles calls for the Tories to set up a National Liberal party » Spectator Blogs I like Nick Boles but not sure what function a Tory-owned National Liberal party wld serve (…)

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My recommended reading for today November 18, 2013

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… IFS verdict: Labour’s 10p tax idea “has no plausible economic justification” “Focus next on National Insurance Contributions (NICs) – NOT the income tax threshold” http://bit.ly/182McMs << Me last February. Help to Buy (…)

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