Posts Tagged “Liberal Hero / Villain”

Liberal Hero of the Week #76: Dominic Grieve

by Stephen Tall on October 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.  Dominic Grieve Conservative MP and former Attorney-General Reason: for sticking to his principles and standing up for international law and human rights Imagine, just for a moment, that Russia’s President Putin were […]

Liberal Villain of the Month: Greg Dyke

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 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.  Greg Dyke Chairman, Football Association Reason: for proposing immigration restrictions on non-EU footballers When in doubt, blame the foreigners. It’s an attitude I expect from some on the unthinking right (and indeed […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #75: Jim Murphy

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 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.  Jim Murphy Labour MP for East Renfrewshire Reason: for taking his ‘No Thanks’ message to the people The Scottish independence referendum campaign is over (at least for a few years), rejected decisively […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #74: The Independent front page

by Stephen Tall on September 5, 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.  The Independent front page UK newspaper Reason: for reporting a terrorist murder without sensationalising it You’re a newspaper editor and a big international story breaks: a US journalist is seemingly murdered by […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #73: Mary Beard

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 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.  Mary Beard Professor of classics at the University of Cambridge Reason: for taking a stand against Twitter ‘trolls’ and then giving them a second chance This series has taken an unannounced summer […]

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 […]



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