Posts Tagged “leveson report”

Today I did 2 things I’d not done before at Lib Dem conference

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2014

And those two things are related. Evan Harris, former Lib Dem MP and Hacked Off campaigner, got in touch last night to ask if I’d support his amendment to today’s ‘Doing what works to cut crime’ policy motion, ensuring the (…)

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CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #51: Gloria De Piero

by Stephen Tall on October 20, 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.  Gloria De Piero Labour MP for Ashfield Reason: for asking to be judged on what she does now, not on what she did when she was 15 When she was 15 Gloria […]

Shami: statutory underpinning of press regulation is “political control by the back door”

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2012

Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, is always worth listening to. A member of the Leveson Inquiry team, she has backed much of the Leveson Report — BUT not the crucial element: statutory underpinning. Here’s The Independent today: …[this is] a (…)

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Lib Dems to back independent regulator for Twitter users underpinned by statute

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Well, why not? After all, we’ve clearly seen in the last couple of years the potential for the Big Beasts of Twitter to trample on the lives of the innocent. Their thoughtless breaches of individuals’ rights and privacy have been (…)

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Liberal Heroes of the Week #23: John Kampfner, Nick Cohen & Fraser Nelson

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Welcome to the 23rd 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 [...]



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