Posts Tagged “jeremy browne”

Jeremy Browne’s ‘Race Plan’. I’ve read it, so here’s my review…

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2014

Three points to make right from the start about Jeremy Browne’s new book, Race Plan. First, it’s a wholly Good Thing that a Lib Dem MP is choosing to think aloud, to set out clearly his views. Nick Clegg having decided that he did, after all, like one of the Beecroft recommendations and decided to […]

What Jeremy Browne did – and DIDN’T – tell The Times about the Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on April 12, 2014

Lib Dems ‘are pointless’ – that’s today’s Times front page lead, reporting an interview it carries with Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne. You might imagine, therefore, that Jeremy Browne had at some point in his interview said the Lib Dems “are pointless”. But if you read the article you’ll be disappointed. He doesn’t say it. […]

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: for a serious analysis of how Britain can remain […]

Jeremy Browne joins Twitter. In unrelated news, his new book’s out next month

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2014

I published the complete and utter list of Lib Dem MPs’ first tweets last week, so it seems only fitting to include the latest first tweet – from Taunton MP Jeremy Browne (updating David Penhaligon‘s famous injunction): If you’ve got something to say, stick it in a tweet and post it on the twittosphere. — […]

Jeremy Browne joins Twitter. In unrelated news, his new book’s out next month

by Stephen Tall on March 24, 2014

I published the complete and utter list of Lib Dem MPs’ first tweets last week, so it seems only fitting to include the latest first tweet – from Taunton MP Jeremy Browne (updating David Penhaligon‘s famous injunction): If you’ve got something to say, stick it in a tweet and post it on the twittosphere. — […]

Jeremy Browne achieves impossible: unites both Lib Dem left and right. But he’s wrong.

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2014

Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne – the Orange Booker’s Orange Booker – has achieved something he’s not normally known for: uniting both the economic liberal (‘right’) and social liberal (‘left’) of the party. How has he done this? By criticising (…)

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Government reshuffle: party members’ views on Moore, Heath and Browne

by Stephen Tall on December 21, 2013

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. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. News of this week’s mini-reshuffle – Simon Hughes’s elevation to government in […]

Reshuffle redux: how Lib Dem members rated the ministerial performances of the sacked and the promoted

by Stephen Tall on October 12, 2013

I posted earlier the most recent ratings by Lib Dem members of the party’s government ministers. Here’s how those affected by the reshuffle have done over the three-plus years we’ve been running our members’ surveys… Sacked Michael Moore (Secretary of State for Scotland, May 2010 to Oct 2013) Jeremy Browne (Minister – Foreign Office, May […]

I’m a liberal and I’m sticking up for Nick Clegg over David Miranda and The Guardian

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2013

Civil liberties. It’s the issue that unites Lib Dems like no other. While you’ll find a range of views within the party on big issues that matter more to the voters — such as the economy or the NHS or even tuition fees — personal freedom, the right to live your life as you choose, […]

Lib Dem members back plain cigarette packaging, but more evenly divided on minimum alcohol pricing

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2013

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. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Two-thirds of Lib Dem members back plain cigarette packaging Do you support or oppose […]