Posts Tagged “localism”

Liberal Hero of the Week #87: Daniel Hannan

by Stephen Tall on February 7, 2015

Daniel Hannan Conservative MEP for South East England Reason: for his support of localism. Former Labour Lord Chancellor once pithily said of the “West Lothian Question” — Tam Dalyell’s famous formulation that it cannot be right for a Scottish MP (…)

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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 […]

David Cameron poaches Lib Dem tax-cuts idea. (But that’s not half as annoying as the Tory ideas my party’s trying to claim.)

by Stephen Tall on August 7, 2013

It’s amazing how much more popular with David Cameron the Lib Dems’ flagship policy of taking the low-paid out of income tax is these days… Just today he celebrated delivering an income tax cut for 25 million people and lifting 2.4 million low earners out of tax: There’s still more to do, but I’m proud […]