Posts Tagged “devolution”

Liberal Hero of the Week #87: Daniel Hannan

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2015

Daniel Hannan Conservative MEP for South East England Reason: for his support of localism. Former Labour Lord Chancellor once pithily said of the “West Lothian Question” — Tam Dalyell’s famous formulation that it cannot be right for a Scottish MP (…)

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Devo-max for Scotland: what Lib Dem members think

by Stephen Tall on November 29, 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. 747 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. On Thursday, the Smith Commission published its recommendations on how to take forward […]

Ed Miliband’s “People Powered Public Services”: some interesting ideas lurk beyond the bland

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2014

I read Ed Miliband’s Hugo Young lecture on the train home last night to save you the trouble. No need to thank me. Actually there are some good parts to it, which I’ll come onto. And if you want to share my pleasure the full text is available here. However, I’d suggest skipping the first […]

1999 – the year I tipped Tony Blair to become the first President of Europe

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

All this talk of Tony Blair becoming the first President of the European Union reminded me of one of my first forays into political journalism … It was an article I wrote for the Oxford University student magazine, Isis, in (…)

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Lib Dem MP attempts to create devolved 'Cornwall Assembly'

by Stephen Tall on July 15, 2009

A few months ago, Lib Dem Voice highlighted North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson’s attempts to create a new Cornish bank holiday on 5th March, St Piran’s Day. Well now he’s taken up cudgels again on behalf of the county, but (…)

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Scottish Lib Dems win anti-independence vote, call for new Holyrood powers

by Stephen Tall on March 6, 2009

As anticipated on Lib Dem Voice here, the Scottish Lib Dems’ call for a referendum on Scottish independence to be postponed until at least 2011 – the date of the next Holyrood elections – received a substantial majority last night. (…)

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