Tag: LDV

Spinning the death of affordable housing

[Originally posted on Liberal Democrat Voice, 03/11/10] At the heart of politics lie battles over meaning. In an uncertain world there is plenty of scope to contest the definition of problems and the perceived effectiveness of solutions. Under Labour we came to think of agenda management as “spin”, […]

Self-denying … and self-defeating?

[Originally posted on Liberal Democrat Voice, 21/10/10] It may have been a “miserable little compromise” back in April but AV would now appear to be the big prize. The coalition has to hold together, whatever the cost, at least long enough to allow a vote on electoral reform. […]

Can the Big Society be anything more than BS?

[Originally posted on Liberal Democrat Voice, 28/09/10] When the Big Society entered mainstream political debate a few short months ago the concept was relatively vague. Many people no doubt grasped that it was something to do with what government was or wasn’t going to do. And what we […]