Posts Tagged “Liberal Hero / Villain”

Liberal Hero of the Week #72: Vince Cable

by Stephen Tall on July 12, 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.  Vince Cable Lib Dem Business Secretary Reason: For sticking up for the right of workers to go on strike. There are many reasons over the couple of years the Liberal Heroes series […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #71: The Financial Times

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 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.  Financial Times Pink ‘un read by the people who own the country Reason: For urging government adopt a more thoughtful approach to outsourcing. Don’t tell me about the press. I know exactly […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #70: Lord (Alex) Carlile

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 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.  Lord (Alex) Carlile Lib Dem peer Reason: For proposing that children who have committed minor crimes, but have stopped breaking the law, should have their record cleared when they turn 18. Lord […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #69: Anna Lo

by Stephen Tall on May 30, 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.  Anna Lo Alliance Party member for Belfast South in the Northern Ireland Assembly Reason: For championing non-sectarian tolerance. Now what we in the mainland euphemistically referred to as ‘The Troubles’ are over […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #68: Allan Bell, Chief Minister of the Isle of Man

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 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.  Allan Bell Chief Minister of the Isle of Man Reason: For encouraging an evidence-based – and local – approach to the ‘war on drugs’. Two liberal hobby-horses of mine collided this week […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #67: Theresa May

by Stephen Tall on May 3, 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.  Theresa May Conservative home secretary Reason: for announcing plans to reform police stop-and-search in England and Wales. Home Secretary Theresa May has featured in this series twice before: once as a Hero […]

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 […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #65: Sir Samuel Brittan

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 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.  Sir Samuel Brittan Political and economics commentator, Financial Times Reason: for a lifetime’s contribution to serious liberal thinking. After almost half a century’s continuous service at the Financial Times, Sir Samuel Brittan […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #64: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 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.  Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 An Act of the Parliament legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Reason: for ending the state’s discrimination against same-sex couples Can an Act of Parliament […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #63: Andrew Bridgen

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 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.  Andrew Bridgen Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire Reason: for campaigning successfully to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee. In 2012, 181,880 people were prosecuted for not paying the BBC licence […]



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