Posts Tagged “alcohol”

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #42: Jeremy Browne

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 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.  Jeremy Browne Lib Dem home office minister Reason: for stopping minimum alcohol pricing Crime is falling, we’re winning at sport, the sun is shining… and even the Government has got into the […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Villains of the Month’ – July 2012 – Theresa May & Lord (Sebastian) Coe

by Stephen Tall on July 23, 2012

Welcome to the first in our series — Liberal Villain of the Month — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Each week we select a ‘Liberal Hero’, showcasing public figures who — regardless of party affiliation — help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange […]

Letter of the Day: unable to organise a piss-up in a student union?

by Stephen Tall on November 16, 2009

Carnage UK is “an organisation that organises drinking events for an estimated 350,000 undergraduates in 45 towns and cities every year.” In a letter to The Guardian, Reverend Geoff Reid is unimpressed at the lack of self-reliance among the current (…)

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Daily View 2×2: 19 October 2009

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

2 Big Stories

Labour’s Hain threatens BBC with legal action over BNP invitation

Labour’s Welsh secretary Peter Hain makes a bid for the media spotlight today by arguing that the BBC could face legal action over this Thursday’s edition of Question Time, due to feature an appearance by BNP leader Nick Griffin MEP:
… in his letter [to […]

Bob's 'Campaign to Save the Great British Pub' backed by 200+ MPs

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2009

As The Scotsman reports: MORE than 200 MPs yesterday called on the UK government to back a five-point plan to save “great British pubs”. In his early day motion, Lib Dem MP Bob Russell said five pubs were closing down (…)

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LDV readers say: No to a minimum price for alcohol

by Stephen Tall on March 30, 2009

On the day that chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson was recommending that the government establish a minimum price for alcohol (which would see the doubling of the price of many beers and spirits) LDV posed the question: Is it (…)

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NEW POLL: do you support a minimum price for alcohol?

by Stephen Tall on March 16, 2009

Government ministers have spent the last 24 hours distancing themselves from the proposal of chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson to establish a minimum price for alcohol which would see the doubling of the price of many beers and spirits. (…)

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