Posts Tagged “mark harper”

My column for ConHome: The immigration choice for the Conservatives – pro-business, or pro-UKIP?

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2014

Here’s my latest The Other Side column for ConservativeHome, published here on Tuesday. Who’d have thought a column talking about immigration, Europe and Ukip would get their readership so exercised? My thanks as ever to the site’s editors, Paul Goodman (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Liberal Hero of the Week #62: Institute of Directors. My Liberal Villain is the Stop the War Coalition

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 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.  Institute of Directors The professional body “supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903″ Reason: for reminding politicians that the UK is an “open, trading country that benefits from the […]

Immigration minister Mark Harper quits. An honourable resignation? Inevitable is nearer the mark

by Stephen Tall on February 8, 2014

Mark Harper, Conservative immigration minister, today resigned after learning his cleaner did not have permission to work in the UK. Here’s how the BBC reports it: Mr Harper notified Prime Minister David Cameron, who accepted his resignation “with regret”, Number 10 said. It added there was “no suggestion” the 43-year-old Conservative MP for the Forest […]

CentreForum Liberal Heroes of the Week #44: Conservative, Lib Dem and Labour leaders on Redbridge London Borough Council

by Stephen Tall on August 2, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Conservative, Lib Dem and Labour leaders on Redbridge London Borough Council Keith Prince, Ian Bond and Jas Athwal (respectively) Reason: for opposing the Home Office’s ‘Go Home’ poster-vans targeting illegal immigrants Vans […]