My must-reads this week July 31, 2015

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Calm down. Jeremy Corbyn hasn't won this – yet Sensible. Spoilsport. > “Calm down. Jeremy Corbyn hasn’t won this – yet” (…)

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A liberal approach to evidence-based policy-making

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com “It is a fundamental principle of good public services that decisions are made on the basis of strong evidence and what we know works.” Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin, launching the Government’s What Works Network of (…)

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(Trying to) explain Labour’s leadership woes & the Corbyn surge

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2015

The parallels between this summer’s Labour leadership contest meltdown and the battle for the party’s soul in the early 1980s are too close to swat away as ahistorical journalese. Here, for example, is an excerpt from Graham Stewart’s terrific book, (…)

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Oi, Lib Dems! Let’s quit the moralising over Lord Sewel

by Stephen Tall on July 28, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A couple of weeks’ ago, when Channel 4 News was trying to goad Tim Farron to start defining what constitutes sin, Lib Dems sympathetic to our new leader (like me) were quick to draw the divide (…)

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My must-reads this week July 24, 2015

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… How re-analysing the data of scientific research can change the findings Fascinating by m’colleague @CalumDavey on “How re-analysing the data of (…)

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Tim Farron’s Channel 4 interview: 2 quick thoughts

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2015

New Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was asked on tonight’s Channel 4 News whether he thought, as a Christian, that homosexuality is a sin. It’s not the car-crash some of his critics claim — but there’s no denying Tim squirms (…)

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Tim Farron’s Channel 4 interview: 2 quick thoughts

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2015

New Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was asked on tonight’s Channel 4 News whether he thought, as a Christian, that homosexuality is a sin. It’s not the car-crash some of his critics claim — but there’s no denying Tim squirms (…)

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My must-reads this week July 17, 2015

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2015

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Bitly | Page Not Found | 404 The Times decides Tim Farron’s Christianity means he can’t be a liberal. Bit illiberal (…)

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A must-watch: Tim Farron’s first speech as Lib Dem leader

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2015

Not a bad first effort. The whole 21 minutes is worth a watch, but if otherwise skip to 9 minutes in, and start there. Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

Daily Telegraph rails against secretly organised warning letter designed to protect establishment institution

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2015

No, not this one. Obviously. This was simply a meeting of minds with fortuitous timing: Whereas a letter from various celebrities defending the BBC is of course a metropolitan elite liberal-left conspiracy. Glad to clear that one up. Enjoy reading (…)

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