Posts Tagged “office for budget responsibility”

To OBR or not to OBR? That’s the manifesto audit question

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2014

Ed Balls wants it. Danny Alexander seems pretty keen on it, too. What is ‘it’? Asking the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to audit the manifestos of political parties. On the face of it, that’s a good idea. Transparency’s a good thing and surely the public deserve to know as much as possible before […]

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: a supply-side measure to boost growth the Tories fiercely oppose

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2012

I suggested at the weekend that there was one over-riding policy area where the Lib Dems and Conservatives agree more often that we disagree — the economy, and the need for deficit reduction — and that we should focus our combined energies on ‘reforming capitalism’. But of course there are also fundamental disagreements between the […]