Posts Tagged “the house magazine”

What do the Lib Dems need to focus on next year?

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2013

That was the 250 word essay question a group of us were set by The House magazine. Mark Pack has offered up his thoughts here. Here’s my effort… What the Lib Dems need to focus on in the next year (…)

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Vince Cable wins “Quote of the Day”

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2013

Asked in The House magazine about the Tories’ commitment to reduce net immigration to ‘tens of thousands’ a year, Vince sagely replies: “It’s not something Government [can deliver]… when you think about the logic of it: net immigration means reducing (…)

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Tim Farron in outspoken and honest interview shock!

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2013

An interview with Tim Farron is never a dull one, that’s for sure. I found that out when I spoke to him for the party magazine, Ad Lib, last month — prompting the headline, Lib Dem brand ‘tainted by Tories’ (£), in The Sunday Times. Today’s he’s in the headlines for an interview in The […]

5 points on Clegg’s admission that Coalition was wrong to cut capital spending

by Stephen Tall on January 25, 2013

Nick Clegg has sparked a flurry of excitement with his admission in an interview for The House magazine that the Coalition cut capital spending ‘too far, too fast’ to coin a phrase. Here’s what he said to Paul Waugh and Sam Macrory: “If I’m going to be sort of self-critical, there was this reduction in […]

What should the Liberal Democrats focus on in the next year? (Stephen Tall)

by Stephen Tall on September 24, 2012

That was the question House Magazine asked me for its Lib Dem Conference Special Edition, and here’s what I told them: Forget Nick Clegg’s leadership. There is one issue and one issue alone that the Lib Dems need to focus on in the year ahead: the economy. There are many reasons for the party’s dip […]

LibLink: Long reach of the Laws

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2012

David Laws may have resigned from the Coalition’s cabinet two years ago, but (after an initial period of wondering whether to quit politics altogether) his influence hasn’t actually waned much. His interests range across economic and social policy: though he was the party’s education spokesman in opposition, he was a natural fit as chief secretary […]