Posts Tagged “david aaronovitch”

My desert island choice of top political columnists

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com So here’s a list. My current eight favourite political columnists (in alphabetical order): 1. David Aaronovitch – The very definition of passionate pragmatism, ‘muscular liberalism’ (a phrase associated with Mark Oaten) is how I think of (…)

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Liberal Heroes of the Week #83: Charlie Hebdo, #jesuischarlie

by Stephen Tall on January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo French satirical newspaper Reason: sticking up for the right of people everywhere to provoke, to stir, to offend Am I Charlie? On one level, almost certainly not. I wouldn’t have drawn the cartoons they drew: mockery of religion and deliberately offending others isn’t my thing. And if I had received a death threat […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #79: Norman Baker

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Norman Baker Lib Dem home office minister (2013-14) Reason: for promoting an evidence-informed approach to drugs policy reform Norman Baker — authentic grassroots liberal, rough diamond, homespun home officer and maverick minister […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #33: Bishop of Dudley, David Walker

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

NEW POLL: What’s the liberal response to immigration?

by Stephen Tall on January 13, 2009

There’s a typically forthright article in today’s Times by David Aaronovitch excoriating all three major political parties for their pusillanimous response to the anti-immigration movement represented by Labour’s Frank Field and the Tories’ Nicholas Soames. His ire was provoked by (…)

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