Posts Tagged “home office”

How – or will – Nick Clegg replace Norman Baker in the home office?

by Stephen Tall on November 4, 2014

Norman Baker’s decision to quit as Lib Dem home office minister — citing significant differences with his boss at the department, the Tories’ Theresa May — means a vacancy has opened up. How will Nick Clegg fill it? We’re unlikely to have long to wait, but here are what I see as his options… Nick […]

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 […]

Official: the snoopers’ charter is dead in this parliament

by Stephen Tall on May 9, 2013

One element missing from the Queen’s Speech was the Communications Data Bill, aka the ‘snoopers’ charter’. No surprise to Lib Dems: Nick Clegg torpedoed it last month. So I had a momentary spasm of concern to see on ConservativeHome this story from Mark Wallace: The Snoopers’ Charter comes sneaking back. Again. I asked Lib Dem […]

Better late than never

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

Some positive news today in the fight for justice for Gary McKinnon, the Asperger’s sufferer and alleged computer hacker who is facing extradition to the USA, a fate which it is believed could jeopardise his health:
The Home Secretary confirmed today that he had “stopped the clock” on proceedings to extradite the British alleged hacker Gary […]

Simon Hughes challenges Home Secretary over McKinnon extradition

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Yesterday’s LDV highlighted an article by Lib Dem peer Lord (Alex) Carlile, urging that alleged computer hacker Gary McKinnon not be extradited to the USA to face charges – it is feared Mr McKinnon’s health could significantly deteriorate as a (…)

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Lib Dems press on Kingsnorth climate camp policing

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

Lib Dem Voice has covered before the allegations of that the policing at the climate camp at Kingsnorth in August 2008 was unacceptable – click here for the archive. Lib Dem MPs are continuing to press the Home Office to (…)

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‘Toothache, diarrhoea, cut fingers and possible bee stings’ – the injuries that Kingsnorth climate camp protestors were blamed for inflicting on police

by Stephen Tall on December 16, 2008

Kudos to Lib Dem MP David Howarth for his role in forcing an apology from a Labour home office minister who had blamed protestors who attended the Kingsnorth climate camp for hurting 70 police officers. The Guardian has the story (…)

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