Posts Tagged “matthew taylor”

“Central government is basically a publishing house.”

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2014

Here’s a telling excerpt from Matthew Taylor’s – Tony Blair’s head of strategy, now chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) – blog-post on public service reform: Observance of Chatham House rules requires me to protect the source (…)

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Nick Clegg’s “worker’s bonus” – what I said about it on BBC’s Daily Politics

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2013

I guested on BBC2′s Daily Politics on Monday to discuss Nick Clegg’s announcement that he wants the Coalition to offer a “worker’s bonus” in the next budget, taking the personal allowance up to £10,500 – beyond the £10,000 that was promised by the Lib Dems at the 2010 election. The other two guests were ex-No. […]

The 7 retiring Lib Dem MPs (and the 7 candidates hoping to replace them)

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2010

Seven Lib Dem MPs have announced they’re retiring at this year’s general election. All seven are men: of their replacements, four are women. Here’s the list in full:
John Barrett (LD) – Edinburgh West
Majority: 13,600 (30%) – second safest Lib Dem seat in the UK.
Reason for leaving: to spend more time with his grand-daughters.
Hoping to succeed […]

The ban on MPs employing their relatives: two Lib Dems protest

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2009

The Telegraph reports today that two Lib Dem MPs – Malcolm Bruce and Matthew Taylor – are among the 17 MPs who have protested to Sir Christopher Kelly at the proposed ban on employing relatives:
Malcolm Bruce
Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon
Employs wife, Rosemary Bruce, as Office Manager and Diary Secretary
“Having my wife as office manager, diary […]

Tory 'fictional minister' broke Parliamentary rules

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2009

As the BBC reports here, Tory MP for Hertford and Stortford Mark Prisk has been publicly rebuked by the Speaker of the House of Commons for for breaking Parliamentary rules in relation to political campaigning. Parliamentary rules state that MPs (…)

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