Posts Tagged “polly toynbee”

‘One Hundred Days for Early Action’. Why evidence-based policy is a ‘Yes, but…’ way forward

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2015

Alongside folk like Polly Toynbee, Gus O’Donnell and Richard Layard, I have a chapter in One Hundred Days for Early Action: Time for Government to put prevention first, published this weekend by the Early Action Task Force. Here’s how the (…)

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‘Tax cuts in tough times’ – what I said at the Resolution Foundation

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2014

I spoke yesterday (alongside The Times’s Tim Montgomerie and The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee) at the Resolution Foundation event, Tax cuts in tough times. This marked the publication of their new paper, Missing the target: tax cuts and low to middle income Britain – (…)

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The welfare debate and the age of the trollemic

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

I decided to invent a new word yesterday: Is “trollemic” a word? If not it should be. Trollemic = deliberately OTT argument to generate controversy & make rational debate impossible. — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) April 3, 2013 It’s the welfare debate that’s prompted it, but it could be any other topic on a given week. […]

Eastleigh by-election: your essential round-up of the latest campaign news (12 Feb)

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2013

Here’s a round-up of news from the past 24 hours in the Eastleigh by-election… Nick Clegg offered Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton his full backing on a visit to Eastleigh on Monday. Here‘s the Guardian report: “I am confident we will keep hold of this seat but not because I say so but because the […]

Guess the Author. (PS: the clue’s in the following 2 words, ‘Toynbee, Polly’.)

by Stephen Tall on March 13, 2012

Polly Toynbee writing about the role of private provision in the NHS under Labour:* There is no doubt that putting some services out to tender has vastly improved certain standards over the years, broken the power of vested interests and (…)

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Nick takes 'The Toynbee Test'

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2009

Over at the Guardian website, there’s a 16-minute video conversation between Nick Clegg and political commentator Polly Toynbee. You can watch it in full here. Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

Guardian endorses Lib Dems in Euro elections (more or less)

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2009

Following the endorsement of its sister paper the Observer and its leading columnist Polly Toynbee, the Guardian editorial today all-but formally recommends its readers vote for the Lib Dems in this Thursday’s Euro polls: The case for supporting the Liberal (…)

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