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Liberal Hero of the Week #66: Brexit Prize-winning Iain Mansfield

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 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.  Iain Mansfield Winner of the IEA’s Brexit Prize 2014 (and Director of Trade and Investment at the UK’s embassy in the Philippines) Reason: I approached Iain Mansfield’s essay outlining a blueprint for […]

Who gets what from the EU Budget

by Stephen Tall on November 26, 2012

A very handy graph from The Economist, showing how well/badly the EU’s nation states do out of the budget process — and also showing the impact of the rebates received by Britain and others:

What Nick Clegg should have said on the EU Budget

by Stephen Tall on November 1, 2012

Here’s the abbreviated version of my article I don’t agree with Nick. We should be in Europe to reform the EU:

I don’t agree with Nick. We should be in Europe to reform the EU

by Stephen Tall on November 1, 2012

Nick Clegg will today make the kind of speech which makes it very hard for Lib Dems to push the idea that our party is serious about reform of the European Union. According to the BBC, he will dismiss the chances of any significant changes to the EU’s budget: In a speech to be delivered [...]

LDV readers say: overwhelming NO to idea of EU President Blair

by Stephen Tall on November 18, 2009

A couple of weeks back, LDV posed the question, Do you support or oppose Tony Blair becoming the first President of the European Union?
There’s no room for doubt about the overwhelming view of readers of this site (who may or may not be representative of Lib Dem supporters more generally) – here’s what you told [...]

NEW POLL: would you support Tony Blair as the first President of the EU?

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2009

Amidst continuing speculation that Tony Blair might become the first President of the European Union, Stephen Tall puts the question direct to Lib Dem Voice readers: should the party back Blair for Europe’s top job? Nick Clegg has said publicly that “Blair really is the wrong person for this job. He won’t be very good at it and he will not enjoy it.” Those who support his candidacy point out, “if Europe chooses a bland, barely known former national leader for its first true president, the continent and the rest of the world will roll over in boredom and promptly ignore him or her.” What’s your view?

Daily View 2×2: 26 October 2009

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

2 Big Stories

Miliband backs Blair as EU President
Well, here’s a turn-up for the books – the man who was Tony Blair’s head of policy is now backing his former boss for the new post of President of the European Union. Who’d have thunk it? The BBC reports:

David Miliband has ruled himself out of taking a [...]

Lib Dem MEPs' 'reform and transparency' rankings

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

Ahh, the European elections – those of you who’ve been paying especially close attention to the news in recent weeks may have caught a nano-second of coverage of the issues which will be decided by voters across the EU next (…)

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Shock, horror! Lib Dems to fight Euro elections on pro-Europe platform

by Stephen Tall on May 12, 2009

The Lib Dems did something today that the party hasn’t explicitly done in a long time: it launched its campaign for the European elections focusing on the positive impact of British membership of the European Union. Non-Lib Dems might casually (…)

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Ed Davey on Lisbon treaty: "I've read all the key parts"

by Stephen Tall on April 3, 2009

Caroline Flint, Labour’s minister of state for Europe, sparked some minor controversy earlier this week, after she admitted she had not read parts of the Lisbon treaty: “I have read some of it but not all of it,” she confessed. (…)

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