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Scrap Trident nuclear weapons, urge 58% of Lib Dem members

by Stephen Tall on August 8, 2013

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. More than 600 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results. 58% say scrap Trident, just 26% back leadership line of reduced deterrent Currently the […]

Trident: the Grand Old Lib Dems have lost this war already

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2013

Yesterday the Lib Dems published The Trident Alternatives Review. According to Danny Alexander, “it is the most thorough review of nuclear systems and postures the UK has ever made public. It is ground-breaking – thanks to the Liberal Democrats and our insistence that Trident alternatives must be examined.” That may be: but this is a […]

Trident: it’s déjà vu all over again

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2012

The latest flurry of excitement about the Trident nuclear deterrent — as the Daily Mail puts it with typical tabloid restraint: Tories and LibDems at war over contract to build Trident sub: £350m deal is jumping the gun, warns Clegg — is one of those stories which pops up twice a year. The last time […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #13 – Elizabeth Wilmshurst (and Nick Harvey)

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2012

Welcome to the 13th 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 to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Hero of the Week’ #13 – Elizabeth Wilmshurst (and Nick Harvey)

by Stephen Tall on September 7, 2012

Welcome to the 13th 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 to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. We highlight […]

In other news… Trident, MI6, DECC, defections & other stories

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2012

Here’s a round-up of stories we haven’t had time to cover on the site this past few days… Coalition set for new split on cut-price Trident plan (Scotsman) COALITION splits over Britain’s nuclear deterrent are set to be reopened after an internal Ministry of Defence review suggested a slimmed-down version of the £25 billion Trident […]

Huhne scorns tax breaks for married couples as “flag-waving”

by Stephen Tall on October 9, 2010

Today’s Telegraph has an in-depth interview with the Lib Dems’ climate change and energy secretary Chris Huhne, in which he expertly steers the tightrope of punchily sticking up for party policy while sticking well within collective responsibility. Somewhat bizarrely, both the BBC and the Torygraph are leading on the least contentious part of the interview, […]

Daily View 2×2: 8 July 2009

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2009

2 Big Stories Labour backbench revolt over abolition of 10p tax rate is defeated Big shock this one, I know… Labour MPs realise too late that their party’s tax changes are hitting the poorest hard in the pocket, threaten to (…)

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PMQs: Nick tackles Gordon on public spending

by Stephen Tall on July 1, 2009

Apologies, dear reader, but I’ve been busy at work rather than watching Prime Minister’s Questions (so that you don’t have to). I will catch up with it later, but I have read the Hansard transcript. And if today’s PMQs is (…)

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LDV readers say: big yes to Nick Clegg's Trident U-turn

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

A week ago, Nick Clegg announced his decision to become the first mainstream party leader to declare openly his opposition to the UK renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent: “the world has changed, the facts have changed, you’ve got to change (…)

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