Posts Tagged “robert peston”

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #43: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. (Our Villain is David Cameron.)

by Stephen Tall on July 26, 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.  Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury Reason: for wanting to inject more competition into the short-term lender market Short-term lenders, often known as payday loans companies — and exemplified by Wonga — have […]

Your essential weekend reader — my personal pick of the week’s must-reads

by Stephen Tall on April 14, 2013

It’s Sunday morning, so here are a dozen of thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices, culled from all those I’ve linked to this past fortnight. You can follow me on Delicious here. Immigration and the knowledge economy – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg makes the business case for immigration reform in the US, but the lesson […]

News International’s William Lewis, BBC’s Robert Peston, and the alleged act of theft which aimed to bring down Vince Cable

by Stephen Tall on July 23, 2011

Rewind to December 2010, and you will recall the furore which greeted the revelation by the BBC’s Robert Peston that Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable had been secretly taped by undercover Telegraph hacks “declaring war” on Rupert Murdoch and his bid for BSkyB. Vince was almost forced to resign, responsibility for handling the bid […]

Peston's posers: where next for our mixed economy?

by Stephen Tall on July 30, 2009

The BBC’s business guru Robert Peston poses the question over at his blog, If markets don’t work, what will? He identifies three recent examples of public authorities – the treasury, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and Ofcom – alleging that (…)

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