Posts Tagged “child benefit”

The Tories’ 35% strategy shows they know they cannot win outright in 2015

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 2013

“The 35% Strategy”. The phrase was initially coined by Dan Hodges to decry the Labour leader’s soft-left leadership: Forget the One Nation strategy, Ed Miliband is pursuing what is known within his inner circle as the 35 Per Cent Strategy. Come 2015, he thinks he can stagger over the line with 35 per cent of […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #20: David Gauke

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2012

Welcome to the 20th in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from […]

Clegg gets specific on cuts: Lib Dems to cut winter fuel payments for under-65s

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

So reports the BBC:

The Liberal Democrats have said if they won power they would stop the winter fuel allowance for people under 65. Anyone aged 60 can claim the allowance, worth £125 to £400, but the minimum age is due to rise to 65 in 10 years’ time.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said his party […]