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David Howarth: liberals should increase indirect taxes

David HowarthMartin Tod recently drew my attention to a short publication from David Howarth published over the summer about levels of public spending: Spending and Growth – a response to David Laws.

As the title suggests, it is primarily a response to someone else’s views on appropriate levels of public spending:

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Liberal Insight: new think tank launched

Today we are announcing the launch of Liberal Insight, the new liberal think tank. Liberal Insight will contribute radical, progressive and innovative ideas to a vision of liberal society.  Our advisory board is being chaired by Party President Tim Farron MP.

Liberalism has seen a resurgence in Britain in recent years, culminating in almost 7 million voters at the last election for the Liberal Democrats, a place in the Coalition Government and a long-awaited opportunity to implement distinctly liberal policies.

This rise in electoral success has come against a trend of the liberal gains of the last century being eroded by the deliberate actions …

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  • User AvatarJohn Innes 28th May - 8:43am
    I would vote for Tim Farron's priority.
  • User Avatarexpats 28th May - 8:33am
    Glenn 27th May '15 - 11:30pm ................I worked with a night shelter for a couple of weeks, mainly reorganising their filing system. A lot of...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 28th May - 8:20am
    Matthew Huntbach "The line “we’ll give a brain to a Labour government and a heart to a Conservative one” was NOT neutral." I agree entirely....
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 28th May - 8:19am
    One policy, however well-intentioned, is hardly 'recognition'. As an SAO. ALDES is an integral part of the the Liberal Democrats, and has undertaken the role...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 28th May - 8:12am
    What a good speech! Anyone who believed all that guff about only being a party of protest before 2010 should read through the biography (so...
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 28th May - 7:59am
    Excellent description, Psi. Common ground is exporting your values across the ideological and geographic divide. How you win in an adversarial political society. Centre ground...
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