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‘Why real creativity is based on knowledge’

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2016

That was the title of the talk given by former CentreForum chief economist – these days chief scientific advisor to the Department for Education – Tim Leunig. I’m usually a bit “meh” about Ted-style talks and their over-simplistic attempts to (…)

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A longer read for the weekend: Tim Leunig on how to increase airport capacity in the UK

by Stephen Tall on June 29, 2013

Congratulations to Tim Leunig — these days a senior adviser in the Department for Education, but until recently chief economist at the CentreForum think-tank — whose report Bigger and quieter: the right answer for aviation was the winner this week of the economic and financial category at Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank of the Year Awards […]

CentreForum Liberal Hero of the Week #38: Ed Balls. Our Liberal Villain is Lord Dear.

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 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 […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #28: Nick Boles

by Stephen Tall on January 11, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week 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 they stick up […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #20: David Gauke

by Stephen Tall on November 2, 2012

Welcome to the 20th 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 […]

All change at CentreForum think-tank

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2012

Three bits of news from the leading (only?) liberal think-tank, CentreForum… First a departure: chief economist Tim Leunig is leaving to to serve as Policy Adviser in the Department for Education. I detect David Laws’ hand in that decision. Tim (…)

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The Orange Book & its impact on the Lib Dems, 8 years on – my report back from last night’s IEA event

by Stephen Tall on July 13, 2012

Last night, the IEA held a fascinating debate looking at the impact the infamous The Orange Book — edited by David Laws and Paul Marshall, with contributions from many of the newest / brightest / most economically liberal MPs — (…)

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Nick Clegg on the double-dip recession: “our answers are the right ones to repair the damage done”

by Stephen Tall on April 25, 2012

Nick Clegg spoke this morning to the Institute of Directors, shortly after the announcement that the Office of National Statistics estimates that the economy contracted by 0.2% in the first three months of 2012 — a second quarter of shrinkage that officially means the UK is once again in recession. Here’s what he had to […]

Tuition fees: three quick reflections on this week’s debate

by Stephen Tall on February 2, 2012

I’ve blogged a few times this week about the post-£9k tuition fees university application figures — here are a further three quick thoughts: Mature students Largely missing from the media’s coverage of the headline-grabbing drop in overall applications, is the (…)

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What Lib Dem members think about the Coalition’s spending and welfare cuts

by Stephen Tall on October 2, 2011

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. Some 550 party members responded, and we’ve been publishing the results in recent days. Party members back Coalition spending cuts and welfare cuts by 2:1 majorities LDV […]



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