Posts Tagged “ian birrell”

The despair of the Tory moderates

by Stephen Tall on September 30, 2014

A trio of articles today from three Conservative-supporting commentators highlights why the party, despite woeful opposition from Labour, still looks likely to lose (or, at the very least, fail to win) the next election… Janan Ganesh (FT) argues the Tory (…)

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Jon Cruddas: in favour of a 45 top-rate of tax before he was against it

by Stephen Tall on April 7, 2013

Sarah Teather isn’t the only MP attacking George Osborne today. Ed Miliband’s policy chief Jon Cruddas has strong words for the Chancellor in the Sunday People, accusing him of “cruelty” and of “giving a tax cut to millionaires” by dropping the top-rate of tax from 50% to 45% for those earning more than £150,000. So […]

I’m sorry, Ian Birrell, but what on earth are you talking about?

by Stephen Tall on February 13, 2013

Before I begin this brief rant, I want to make it clear that I’m actually a fan of Ian Birrell’s writing: it’s passionate, informed, provocative. He’s not afraid to slam his colleagues in the media for their group-think on issues (…)

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Three interesting reads for the weekend: on the Lib Dem mission, campaigning and Coalition

by Stephen Tall on August 25, 2012

Here are three articles about the Lib Dems well worth a read this Bank Holiday weekend… Enjoy! The Lib Dems don’t need a new leader. They need a point (Ian Birrell) After two torrid years in office, a fundamental question hangs heavy over the Liberal Democrats: what is the point of them these days? The […]