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CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #16 – Stephen Twigg & Lord Ashcroft

by Stephen Tall on October 5, 2012

Welcome to the 16th in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

Stephen Twigg backs ‘local pay’ for teachers while also opposing ‘local pay’. Very even-handed

by Stephen Tall on October 4, 2012

Of course he didn’t use the phrase ‘local pay’ because Labour, like the Lib Dems, are opposed to it. But local pay is what Stephen Twigg today announced in his education speech to the party’s Manchester conference: We will have (…)

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LDVideo: What are your memories of 15 years ago today, 1st May 1997?

by Stephen Tall on May 1, 2012

It’s exactly 15 years ago today that Tony Blair led New Labour to a landslide general election victory over John Major’s Tories, and Paddy Ashdown saw the Lib Dems secure the largest third party representation in the House of Commons since 1929. Here are three videos to remind you of a quite extraordinary night… The […]

Labour’s new approach to education: ‘Evidence, evidence, evidence’. What can the Lib Dems learn from this?

by Stephen Tall on February 23, 2012

I’m going to do something now I haven’t had cause to do in a good few months: praise a Labour policy. Here’s why. On Tuesday night, I went along to listen to Stephen Twigg, Labour’s shadow education secretary, deliver a speech to a ProgressOnline debate on raising standards in education. (The event was in parliament’s […]