Posts Tagged “nick boles”

Election notebook #1: TV debates, Farron’s liberalism, Labour woes, Ukip who?, Naked run 2.0

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2017

TV debates… I guess it was inevitable Theresa May would try and un-invent them. After all, what’s in it for her? There’s no reward, only risk. Tim Farron would relish the spotlight, and as the Lib Dems are the only (…)

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Nick Boles calls for National Liberal revival AKA Nick Boles invents a safe space for nice people well away from the Tories

by Stephen Tall on November 19, 2013

Nick Boles is the Conservative planning minister, one of the few Tories to take the housing crisis seriously and to risk unpopularity within his own party by making clear we need to build more homes. He has, for instance, said ‘The sum of human happiness that is created by the houses that are being built […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #46: The Economist

by Stephen Tall on September 8, 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.  The Economist The weekly news and international affairs newspaper Reason: for sticking up for classical liberalism for the past 170 years The Economist is 170 years old this week. I’ve read it […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #28: Nick Boles

by Stephen Tall on January 11, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Of future coalitions and political alignments

by Stephen Tall on September 17, 2010

Three quick links to must-read articles this past week, all with compelling arguments to make: The Cameroons already thinking the unthinkable (Bagehot, The Economist) Tory MP Nick Boles’ naively sincere suggestion the Tories and Lib Dems will band together at (…)

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