Posts Tagged “tony greaves”

Why I’m against job-sharing for MPs

by Stephen Tall on March 7, 2014

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake backs the idea of job-sharing MPs over at Lib Dem Voice: … if we want parliamentarians to know about life outside Westminster, we should be prepared to make it easier for them to have one. (…)

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Government suffers defeat in Lords over ‘new poll tax’ changes to council tax benefits

by Stephen Tall on October 22, 2012

The Government has suffered a defeat today on changes to the system of paying council tax benefit. As part of the Coalition’s existing welfare cuts, council tax relief is being reduced and local authorities are being given the power to set their own eligibility criteria from April 2013. As the Financial Times reported last week: […]

Who Lib Dem members think are the most effective non-MPs at promoting the party

by Stephen Tall on August 14, 2012

Lib Dem Voice polled our members-only forum recently to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 500 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. Oakeshott, Ashdown and Pack top your list LDV asked: Which prominent Lib Dems who are NOT […]

Will Tory Barnet's 'Ryanair Council' model backfire?

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

There’s been plenty of reaction to yesterday’s Guardian story in which Tory-controlled Barnet council revelled in their plans to adopt the practices of no-frills airlines like Ryanair in their delivery of local services: Barnet wants householders to pay extra to (…)

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