Liberal Hero of the Week #65: Sir Samuel Brittan

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Sir Samuel Brittan Political and economics commentator, Financial Times Reason: for a lifetime’s contribution to serious liberal thinking. After almost half a century’s continuous service at the Financial Times, Sir Samuel Brittan […]

Chart of the day: how spending on day-to-day public services will have been cut by 37% by 2018-19

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2014

It is simply not true – as our critics on the left pretend – that we are slashing and burning the state. By the end of this Parliament, public spending will still be 42% of GDP. That’s higher than at any time between 1995 and when the banks crashed, in 2008. Nick Clegg, 10th March […]

My recommended reading for today April 4, 2014

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… Iain Dale: Vince Cable – the worst Business Secretary since Stephen Byers | Conservative Home “Clegg and his party are f***ed” says @IainDale http://bit.ly/1lFekL8 (…)

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