Posts Tagged “theresa may”

The 17th Tory policy Lib Dems have blocked: Clegg rejects Theresa May’s plans to impose new immigration regulations on private landlords

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2013

Perhaps the silliest proposal in a generally thread-bare Queen’s Speech in May was the Conservatives’ plan to ‘look busy’ on immigration. Yes, the party that claims to want to cut back red-tape for small businesses decided to try and tie-up private landlords in it by imposing a legal duty on them check the immigration status […]

Norman Baker, conspiracy theories and Theresa May

by Stephen Tall on October 8, 2013

Nick Clegg’s decision to reshuffle Jeremy Browne out of the Home Office and Norman Baker in has triggered a mini-furore, with plenty on the authoritarian right outraged at his appointment to the Home Office given he’s the author of a book suggesting MI5 covered up the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly. The […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #42: Jeremy Browne

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 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.  Jeremy Browne Lib Dem home office minister Reason: for stopping minimum alcohol pricing Crime is falling, we’re winning at sport, the sun is shining… and even the Government has got into the […]

Times: ‘Cameron is told to drop snooping on web users’

by Stephen Tall on April 22, 2013

Today’s Times front page is dominated by the news that nine cyber-security experts and academics have issued a stark warning to David Cameron to halt ‘sweeping plans to hand the security services the power to snoop on emails, website visits and social media sites’: “they remain as naive and technically dangerous as when they were [...]

Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

Janis Sharp, Gary McKinnon’s mother, on Theresa May as ‘Liberal Hero’

by Stephen Tall on January 1, 2013

One of my first 26 Liberal Heroes here on the CentreForum blog was Theresa May for her decision not to authorise the extradition of Gary McKinnon to the USA. Here’s an excerpt from my post: Mrs May’s was the correct decision, a liberal decision and one which will hopefully result in a much better form [...]

Your essential weekend reader — 8 must-read articles you may have missed

by Stephen Tall on October 20, 2012

It’s Saturday morning, so here are eight thought-provoking articles to stimulate your thinking juices… Three big things I’ve got wrong since I’ve starting blogging and commenting – ConservativeHome’s Tim Montgomerie confesses to a trio of big errors on the NHS, higher-rate tax and equalities: “One of the many reasons I don’t want to be an [...]

Liberal Hero of the Week #18: Theresa May & Michael Moore

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2012

Welcome to the 18th 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 public figures 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 beyond [...]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Villains of the Month’ – July 2012 – Theresa May & Lord (Sebastian) Coe

by Stephen Tall on July 23, 2012

Welcome to the first in our series — Liberal Villain of the Month — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Each week we select a ‘Liberal Hero’, showcasing public figures who — regardless of party affiliation — help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange [...]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Heroes of the Week’ #6 – 17 MPs representing five political parties

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 2012

Welcome to the sixth 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 simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. [...]



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