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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 AvatarJohnTilley 18th Sep - 10:37am
    From LDV on the 18th September 2013 Caron Lindsay reporting on a speech by Michael Moore, who eventually was sacked by Clegg. As you read...
  • User Avatarflo clucas 18th Sep - 10:20am
    No one knows how this will turn out, but I hope it has taught national politicians that they need to think about the areas outside...
  • User AvatarFrankBooth 18th Sep - 10:12am
    To my mind there is far too much talk about the benefits of devolution - often seen as a panacea - and far too little...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 18th Sep - 10:09am
    Drew Durning, Who are "the English" that you have come across who have a rapidly growing sense of injustice ?? Just people in your own...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 18th Sep - 9:53am
    A Conservative perspective -- http://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2014/09/david-campbell-bannerman-mep-on-the-front-line-this-referendum-has-set-grassroots-politics-alight.html I do not agree with his NO sympathies but I found this an interesting report. He is obviously impressed with...
  • User AvatarMelanie Harvey 18th Sep - 9:52am
    Yes or No Scotland wins.