Posts Tagged “internet”

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #50: Peter Tatchell

by Stephen Tall on October 13, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Peter Tatchell political campaigner Reason: for supporting free speech and its positive use Free speech matters. Here’s George Washington: “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may […]

Victoria Coren nails us all bang to rights: “Freedom is the most important thing of all”

by Stephen Tall on August 4, 2013

Occasionally a column comes along and chimes with a lot of what you’ve been thinking. All at once. I’ve had that experience today with Victoria Coren’s Observer column. Vicky Pryce and the high cost of being unlikable Vicky Pryce has (…)

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CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #43: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. (Our Villain is David Cameron.)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Reason: for wanting to inject more competition into the short-term lender market Short-term lenders, often known as payday loans companies — and exemplified by Wonga — have […]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #25: Home Affairs Select Committee & Julian Huppert MP

by Stephen Tall on December 14, 2012

Welcome to the 24th 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 [...]

It’s “Let’s Make Nice Month”: experimental change to LDV’s comments policy

by Stephen Tall on January 18, 2010

The Internet is a fantastic place. It can also be an angry place. Lib Dem Voice has a high quality of passionate-but-reasoned debate in our comment threads, with many of our 30,000+ readers contributing their thoughts and enjoying LDV’s role as “Our place to talk”.
However … it’s not unknown for debate on LDV to [...]

First-Past-The-Post: the ’safe seats’ system that breeds lazy, corrupt MPs

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2010

Calls for the First-Past-The-Post voting system to be abolished in the UK were given a real kick-start last year after it became clear – thanks to the work of Lib Dem blogger Mark Thompson – that it was MPs with large majorities who were more likely to be implicated in cheating the expenses system.
It’s [...]



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