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Full steam ahead for high speed rail, say 55% of Lib Dem members

by Stephen Tall on August 10, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Lib Dem members back HS2 by 55% to 31% There are plans to build […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #41: Peter Mandelson

by Stephen Tall on July 5, 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.  Lord (Peter) Mandelson Former Labour cabinet minister and éminence grise Reason: for voicing concerns that HS2 ‘could be an expensive mistake’ Three cheers for Peter Mandelson! That’s not a sentence I expected […]

I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

‘All aboard!’ exhorts the email I received last night from Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker, hailing his announcement of the Coalition’s plans for Phase Two of Britain’s High Speed Rail Network (aka HS2). I’m afraid, though, I’m going to have to apologise to Norman for the delay in arrival of my goodwill owing to [...]

I apologise for my lack of enthusiasm for HS2. It’s been unavoidably delayed owing to the lack of evidence

by Stephen Tall on January 29, 2013

‘All aboard!’ exhorts the email I received last night from Lib Dem transport minister Norman Baker, hailing his announcement of the Coalition’s plans for Phase Two of Britain’s High Speed Rail Network (aka HS2). I’m afraid, though, I’m going to have to apologise to Norman for the delay in arrival of my goodwill owing to [...]

4-in-10 Lib Dem members want to see the railways fully nationalised

by Stephen Tall on November 20, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 550 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Just 1-in-20 Lib Dems opt for full privatisation LDV asked: In general, would you like to [...]

Daily View 2×2: 1 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 1, 2009

2 Big Stories British economy in worst state in over half a century Perhaps it’s the sweltering weather, perhaps recession fatigue has set in, but there is little reaction to yesterday’s startling news that the British economy contracted by 2.4% (…)

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