Posts Tagged “royal mail”

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 […]

Vince Cable in his own words on the sale of Royal Mail

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2014

The publication of a report today by the National Audit Office criticising the “deep caution” of Vince Cable’s department in setting the sale price of shares in Royal Mail has, inevitably, been leapt on by opponents of the policy. Critics who would, of course, have been equally happy crowing if the Department of Business, Innovation […]

Majority of Lib Dem members back Vince’s Royal Mail privatisation plans

by Stephen Tall on August 9, 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. Royal Mail privatisation backed by 55% to 41% The Government has announced plans to […]

Dealing with Labour’s mess, Part 93: Lib Dems secure future of post offices

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2012

Remember the last Labour government’s record on post offices? Their numbers fell by more than 7,100, or 38%. But not any more, as a result of Lib Dem action within the Coalition — as Lib Dem Voice first reported here almost 18 months ago. This is how the Press Association reports it: The Government has […]

Daily View 2×2: 26 October 2009

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2009

2 Big Stories

Miliband backs Blair as EU President
Well, here’s a turn-up for the books – the man who was Tony Blair’s head of policy is now backing his former boss for the new post of President of the European Union. Who’d have thunk it? The BBC reports:

David Miliband has ruled himself out of taking a […]

Daily View 2×2: 7 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 7, 2009

2 3 Big Stories US and Russia agree nuclear cuts The BBC reports: US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have reached an outline agreement to cut back their nations’ stockpiles of nuclear weapons. The “joint understanding” signed (…)

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