Posts Tagged “david davis”

Brexit, one year on. And no-one is yet any the wiser

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2017

One year on — a referendum and general election later — we’re still no closer to understanding what either of the two main political parties intend to do about implementing Brexit. The Conservatives committed in their manifesto to the UK (…)

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Article 50 and the Great Brexit Opportunity Cost

by Stephen Tall on March 29, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Brexit could be okay. It might happen. Maybe it will be possible for the UK to negotiate constructively with the other EU states an exit which respects the rights of EU citizens in the UK and (…)

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Brexit: the problem with promising a second referendum

by Stephen Tall on September 22, 2016

Embed from Getty Images I get why Tim Farron has promised the Lib Dems are committed to holding a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. There is a good principled reason for doing so. Regardless of (…)

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What if… David Davis had won the Tory leadership contest in 2005?

by Stephen Tall on August 31, 2014

What-ifs are, as Peter Snow would say, just a bit of fun: a counter-factual parlour game for historians. It is impossible to know exactly how one event ricocheting off in a different direction would have altered the subsequent reality. This one does genuinely intrigue me, though: What if David Davis had won the Tory leadership […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #19: Rowan Atkinson

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2012

Welcome to the 19th 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 […]

Ah, so that’s what happened to David Davis

by Stephen Tall on July 24, 2010

The 10th July is an anniversary I forgot to mark here on Lib Dem Voice. For it was two years ago, on that day, that David Davis won the Haltemprice and Howden by-election he had himself forced as a self-declared referendum on civil liberties. At the time, I was fairly sympathetic to the impact of […]

The LDV 2×2 Daily View (12/5/09)

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2009

Welcome to what’s intended to be a daily feature here on LDV: an early preview of the two big news stories of the day, and a click-though to two of the must-read Lib Dem blog posts just published. Each day (…)

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