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Why not scrap the annual Budget?

by Stephen Tall on March 19, 2014

One of my top 3 suggestions for this year’s budget was: “Scrap the absurd twice-yearly cycle of Budgets and Autumn Statements.” It wasn’t an original idea – the economist Tim Harford suggested it a couple of years ago, arguing “It may be an enjoyable political platform but there is no economic justification for the annual […]

In memory of Ron Silver

by Stephen Tall on March 16, 2009

Danny Finkelstein at The Times’s Comment Central pays tribute to Ron Silver, known to West Wing fans everywhere as political strategist Bruno Gianelli, who has died: Ron was one of the most committed political figures in Hollywood, but not in (…)

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Has Making it Happen made it happen for the Lib Dems?

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2008

Well, if the press and media reaction is anything to go by, the launch of the Lib Dems’ Make it Happen policy paper has succeeded way beyond the party’s expectations. No need for LDV to round them all up, as (…)

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