Posts Tagged “lord phillips of sudbury”

6 months on from the Charity Tax U-turn – time for an injection of evidence into the debate

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2012

It’s six months since the Coalition Government was forced into an embarrassing U-turn over the ‘Charity Tax’ — you can read my post mortem article on that instalment of the omnishambles here — and I want to return to it (…)

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PM4PM? If so, it’ll be the Lib Dems’ fault

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2009

Yes, the silly season has started right on cue, with ‘mounting speculation’ (newspaper code for: 2+ journalists writing the same thing) that the next Labour leader might be none other than Baron Mandelson, of Foy in the County of Herefordshire and of Hartlepool in the County of Durham. This is, of course, utter rubbish, as everyone who’s written up the notion has been forced to concede. But IF the impossible were to occur, and Peter Mandelson were to ascend to Number 10, he would do so thanks to one man, Liberal Democrat peer, Lord (Andrew) Phillips of Sudbury. Stephen Tall explains why.