Posts Tagged “caron lindsay”

Principle and Realpolitik: why the Lib Dems should back an EU in/out referendum

by Stephen Tall on June 18, 2014

My co-editor Caron Lindsay has asked the following question, amid reports senior Lib Dems want the party to commit to an in/out EU referendum in the next parliament: “What do you think? Stay as we are or shift our position?” My own view is the party has nothing to lose by offering a referendum in the 2015 […]

82% of Lib Dems back giving terminally ill adults the option of assisted dying

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 2014

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 830 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Caron Lindsay wrote an excellent, balanced piece about the current assisted dying […]

Jeremy Browne’s ‘Race Plan’. I’ve read it, so here’s my review…

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2014

Three points to make right from the start about Jeremy Browne’s new book, Race Plan. First, it’s a wholly Good Thing that a Lib Dem MP is choosing to think aloud, to set out clearly his views. Nick Clegg having decided that he did, after all, like one of the Beecroft recommendations and decided to […]

Lib Dems as ‘The Party of IN’ – Clegg’s pro-European strategy starts to pay off

by Stephen Tall on March 5, 2014

Kudos to Nick Clegg and his team, including his director of strategy Ryan Coetzee. The gambit of issuing a personal challenge to Nigel Farage to debate Nick on Europe has been accepted not only by the Ukip leader, but also now by the media. As Caron Lindsay reported here this morning – #NickvNigel – We […]

Nick Clegg’s Letter from the Leader: “Happy Easter”

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 2013

Nick Clegg’s latest letter to supporters wishes us all the very best for a relaxing Easter holiday. He’s off on a family break visiting his parents — or “holidaying at a millionaires’ ­playground” if you prefer the Mirror‘s styling. My Co-Editor Caron Lindsay has written a reply highlighting the many and various ways Lib Dem [...]

A brief (recent) history of the Lib Dems’ flagship tax-cut for the low-paid

by Stephen Tall on March 21, 2013

George Osborne’s fourth budget saw him finalise the commitment to implement in full the Lib Dems’ number one manifesto commitment: taking out of income tax all those who earn less than £10k a year. It prompted this post by my Co-Editor Caron Lindsay yesterday – Why it’s worth being a member of the Liberal Democrats [...]

A warm welcome to our new Co-Editor, Caron Lindsay

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2013

I guess that, in the end, it was quite fitting that Mark Pack’s final day with LibDemVoice should have been last Thursday, the day of the Eastleigh by-election: it’s always good to go out on a high. For those who missed the news first time round, Mark has — after over six years as my [...]

Leveson, the morning after the Report before: what Lib Dem bloggers say

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Caron Lindsay blogged about Nick Clegg’s Commons statement here on LibDemVoice: Nick Clegg: We won’t find better solution than Leveson’s. Here’s a quick round-up of other reaction so far from Lib Dem bloggers to Lord Justice Leveson’s report on media standards… Contributors split on broadly pro/anti-Leveson Report lines. Let’s start with the pro-Leveson bloggers: Shock [...]

Clegg’s Today Programme interview: a round-up, a clip, and some comments

by Stephen Tall on January 6, 2012

Nick Clegg submitted himself to the new year delights of the primetime 8.10am Today Programme interview on Thursday. Here’s a round-up of what he said and the reactions to it… Nick Clegg has kicked off his new year promising more action to curb executive bonuses, amid continued questions over his leadership. … The deputy prime [...]

Welcome to our new volunteer editors!

by Stephen Tall on December 20, 2011

Liberal Democrat Voice has always aimed to be ‘Our place to talk’, a site primarily for Lib Dem members to discuss and debate. We welcome readers’ contributions, whether financial (hem-hem) or intellectual. Building and maintaining a site like this, with fresh news and opinion day-in-day-out, is a labour of love. We are therefore delighted to [...]



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