Posts Tagged “terrorism”

76% of Lib Dem members oppose Government plans to render foreign-born terror suspects ‘stateless’

by Stephen Tall on May 10, 2014

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 830 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Three-quarters oppose Theresa May’s plans to render foreign-born terror suspects ‘stateless’ […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #57: Nick Clegg

by Stephen Tall on January 31, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Nick Clegg Lib Dem leader and Deputy Prime Minister Reason: for liberal intervention on Syria, and liberal non-intervention on smoking in cars This is the first time I’ve nominated Nick Clegg as […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #37: Ingrid Loyau-Kennett. Our Liberal Villains are John Reid & Alex Carlile

by Stephen Tall on May 24, 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. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If […]

The Tories and control orders: saying one thing, voting another way

by Stephen Tall on November 17, 2009

Control orders were introduced by Labour in 2005, and give the Home Secretary powers to impose a limitless range of restrictions on any person they suspect of involvement in terrorism.
As the Lib Dems noted in our proposed Freedom Bill, ‘The restrictions imposed by some control orders amount to house arrest and they can include […]

Daily View 2×2: 30 August 2009

by Stephen Tall on August 30, 2009

2 Big Stories Sunday Times: Lockerbie bomber ‘set free for oil’ Today’s Times has the big story: The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, (…)

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Kennedy speaks out on Megrahi

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2009

While Nick Clegg has publicly disagreed with the SNP Scottish executive’s decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi, former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy has joined David Steel in declaring his belief that the decision was the (…)

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Brown’s silence on Megrahi: “absurd” says Clegg, “right” says Steel

by Stephen Tall on August 24, 2009

Nick Clegg has today condemned Gordon Brown for issuing no statement following the release on compassionate grounds of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Al Megrahi: Although the decision to release Megrahi was a Scottish one for which Gordon Brown was (…)

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