Posts Tagged “libel reform”

Liberal Hero of the Week #36: The #LibelReform Campaign. (Our Liberal Villain is Sir Edward Garnier QC, MP)

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Lib Dems’ libel reform retreat points to a wider Coalition problem

by Stephen Tall on April 16, 2013

Frankly, it’s the last thing Nick Clegg needed. After losing several high profile Lib Dem supporters over the party’s botched handling of the Government’s ‘secret courts’ legislation, another core liberal reform, one promised in the 2010 manifesto, is threatened by a Coalition compromise: libel reform. Robert Sharp of free speech campaign group English PEN wrote […]