Posts Tagged “paul marshall”

10 Years on from The Orange Book: What should authentic liberalism look like?

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2014

“10 Years on from The Orange Book: what should authentic liberalism look like?” That was the title of a Lib Dem conference fringe meeting in Glasgow, organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), at which I was speaking alongside MPs Tim Farron and Jeremy Browne, Orange Book co-editor Paul Marshall, the IEA’s Ryan Bourne […]

Why looking back on the 2005 Lib Dem manifesto depresses me. And why The Orange Book means the 2015 manifesto will be better

by Stephen Tall on June 25, 2014

What did the Lib Dem manifesto in 2005 propose? I asked myself the question when reflecting on the legacy of The Orange Book 10 years after it was published. I remember Paul Marshall, the book’s co-editor, dismissing it at a (…)

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The Orange Book, 10 years on: 5 thoughts on its legacy

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2014

Today saw what its co-editor Paul Marshall called the belated launch party for The Orange Book – such was the controversy surrounding its publication 10 years ago that the original event was cancelled. I was only able to attend one of the sessions (on public service reform) so here are five more general observations on […]

The two Orange Bookers who’ve won over the Lib Dem membership

by Stephen Tall on May 22, 2014

It’s 10 years since The Orange Book was published. Edited by David Laws and Paul Marshall it was widely regarded as an attempt by economic liberals within the Lib Dems to wrest back control of the party from social liberals. Both Laws and Marshall would argue their attempt at ‘reclaiming liberalism’ (the book’s sub-title) was […]

CentreForum’s Liberal Heroes and occasional Villains: a personal selection of the best

by Stephen Tall on January 10, 2014

The idea for a weekly series of Liberal Heroes sprang from a conversation I had in 2012 with Paul Marshall, Chair of CentreForum’s Management Board. And like most ideas, it was stolen. For some time, The Sun had been publishing a weekly series of Heroes and Villains, usually politicians who’d taken up a cause Rupert […]

LibLink: Paul Marshall – England should run football the German way

by Stephen Tall on August 17, 2013

Today is the first day of competitive action in the Premiership. To mark the occasion, The Times has published an article by Paul Marshall, ‘England should run football the German way’. Paul is well-known in Lib Dem circles as chair of the liberal CentreForum think-tank and co-editor of The Orange Book. He’s also a passionate […]

All change at CentreForum think-tank

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2012

Three bits of news from the leading (only?) liberal think-tank, CentreForum… First a departure: chief economist Tim Leunig is leaving to to serve as Policy Adviser in the Department for Education. I detect David Laws’ hand in that decision. Tim (…)

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The Orange Book & its impact on the Lib Dems, 8 years on – my report back from last night’s IEA event

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2012

Last night, the IEA held a fascinating debate looking at the impact the infamous The Orange Book — edited by David Laws and Paul Marshall, with contributions from many of the newest / brightest / most economically liberal MPs — (…)

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The Lib Dem donor who’s “one of the most powerful men in the City”

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2009

The Times today profiles Paul Marshall, founder of top hedge fund manager Marshall Wace, and a former SDP/Liberal Alliance candidate who has donated in excess of £162,000 to the Liberal Democrats as well re-founding the liberal think-tank Centre Forum. Here’s an excerpt:
Mr Marshall, who stepped back from his investment role in 2004, decided to […]

Top Lib Dem donor short-selling bank shares

by Stephen Tall on January 28, 2009

Late last week, there was a small flurry of media interest in hedge fund Lansdowne Partners: A hedge fund run by two Tory donors made a £12million killing in days by exploiting the collapse of Barclays shares, it was revealed (…)

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