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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 Avatarpaul barker 27th Jun - 6:08pm
    I would have liked a contest but it looks like its not going to happen so lets cancel the "Process" & stop ourselves looking silly....
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    @ P.J. By necessity, the EU is rigid. How could it have engaged in informal pre-notification discussions with the UK outside the contractually provided Article...
  • User AvatarGeorge Kendall 27th Jun - 5:52pm
    If Vince wins, as now seems very likely, he'll be a great leader. But I would have liked a contest. However, family before ambition is...
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    We don't have to have a coronation if there is only one candidate . I'm sure Vince could think of something more useful to do...
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    "We must also be super-ambitious – just like radical centrists in Canada, France and The Netherlands. If they can win from third place – or...
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    Nick (Lords), Jo, Norman, Ed (leadership) - why do people so often come across as just what's needed when they rule themselves out? I agree...
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