Posts Tagged “philip hammond”

Brexit, one year on. And no-one is yet any the wiser

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2017

One year on — a referendum and general election later — we’re still no closer to understanding what either of the two main political parties intend to do about implementing Brexit. The Conservatives committed in their manifesto to the UK (…)

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Liberal Hero of the Week #64: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

by Stephen Tall on March 31, 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.  Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 An Act of the Parliament legalising same-sex marriage in England and Wales. Reason: for ending the state’s discrimination against same-sex couples Can an Act of Parliament […]

Philip Hammond on Coalition with the Lib Dems: horses for courses?

by Stephen Tall on June 28, 2013

There’s an interesting interview with Tory defence secretary Philip Hammond in this week’s House magazine. Two snippets in particular will be of interest to Lib Dem readers. Let’s start with the defence department and horses. In the lead-up to the spending review when tensions were spilling over between the treasury and the spending departments, Danny […]

Philip Hammond and the 'Bonfire of the Quangos'

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

The Tories’ shadow chief secretary to the treasury Philip Hammond has been talent-spotted in the recent past both by and by’s Mike Smithson. So I rather suspect he will try and forget as quickly as possible his disastrous (…)

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