Posts Tagged “the spectator”

The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman previews ‘Coalition and Beyond’

by Stephen Tall on September 16, 2013

On Monday night, I helped launch Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Next Decade, a collection of 20 essays published by Liberal Reform which I edited. Good turnout for our launch of “The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for (…)

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A personal guide to the 13 most essential political podcasts

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2013

Commuting is a major part of my daily life, so I find podcasts are an essential way to make use of time I’d otherwise spend staring vacantly out the window or idly refreshing and re-refreshing Twitter. Here, in order of where they appear in my iTunes directory, are the podcasts I listen to most frequently… [...]

4 graphs on Thatcher’s legacy: a richer but more unequal nation.

by Stephen Tall on April 11, 2013

A generation on, the Thatcher legacy continues to provoke and divide. One of the questions it poses for liberals is one this government is still wrestling with: does inequality matter if everyone’s getting richer? Margaret Thatcher’s answer was that it did not — as she famously illustrated in one of her last Commons performances in [...]

Liberal Heroes of the Week #23: John Kampfner, Nick Cohen & Fraser Nelson

by Stephen Tall on November 30, 2012

Welcome to the 23rd in our series, Liberal Hero of the Week, chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. ’Liberal Heroes’ showcases those who promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — highlighting individuals regardless of party affiliation and from [...]

Reasons for Lib Dem cheer — as told by Labour and Tory supporters

by Stephen Tall on November 24, 2012

Just two things from me: 1) Anyone trying to forecast how the Lib Dems will do in 2015 based on extrapolating mid-term opinion polls on the basis of uniform national swing is likely to be as wrong as they would have been at every general election in modern history. 2) My confident forecast for 2015 [...]

What The Spectator says: ‘Obama the Lib Dem’. (PS: It may even be a compliment.)

by Stephen Tall on February 14, 2012

Over at The Spectator, Jonathan Jones looks at the US and UK approaches to their forthcoming budgets — cutting the deficit, taming debt, etc — and his fourth and final point concludes: Obama the Lib Dem. It’s striking how similar Obama’s tax priorities are to those of the Liberal Democrats, even though the specifics differ [...]



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