Reinventing the State (for a tenner)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

rtscover100The new printing of Reinventing the State is now available for sale on the Methuen Bookshop at the special discount price of £10 including postage (RRP £14.99). Get your copy Read more
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No turning back? A response to Compass

Monday, 09 March 2009

At the launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate, there was considerable enthusiasm among those attending for talking to people outside the Liberal Democrats where there is scope for developing policy ideas together. One organisation specifically suggested was Compass. Coincidentally, an article appeared in the New Statesman just a few days ago which s Read more
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Report from Social Liberal Forum Launch

Monday, 09 March 2009

Matthew Sowemimo helping launch Social Liberal Forum (@soclib... on TwitPic The launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate was a truly excellent meeting - I don't think I have ever come across so much enthusiasm at such an event. Kicking off the discussions, Matthew So Read more
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A 'Citizen Endowment' for an active and balanced democracy

Sunday, 01 March 2009

The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

The Proposal

Ed Randall: The author of Sup Read more
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A full-blooded commitment to going local

Sunday, 01 March 2009

The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

The Proposal

David Heigham: Our power to decide locally has been centralised, is still drifting to Whitehall, and should go back where it belongs. Read more
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Shirley Williams: How Liberal is Labour? (Fabian Society)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Baroness Shirley Williams will be speaking at a special Fabian Society event on 10 March to answer the question "How liberal is Labour?" in conversation with Newsnight's Michael Crick. Tickets are free for Fabian Society members and £10 for non-members. In addition, you can buy a six-month introductory membership for £9.95 which includes a free ticket to the event (do you see what Read more
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Steve Webb this Wednesday

Monday, 23 February 2009

Steve Webb MP, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary (and Chair of the Social Liberal Forum's Advisory Board), will be leading a policy discussion at Portcullis House, Westminster, on Wednesday 25 February. To give people some food for thought, we have also republished Steve and Jo Holland's article on Communicating Social Lib Read more
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Expanding home delivery

Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

The Proposal

James Graham: work with the industry to develop incentives to dramatically switch from supermarket use to ho Read more
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Communicating Social Liberalism

Sunday, 22 February 2009

By Steve Webb and Jo Holland reinventingthestatecover100This article was originally published in Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Read more
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In defence of broad church politics

Friday, 20 February 2009

There has been a bit of a debate waging over the past week about "classical (or economic) liberals versus social liberals," partly due to the launch of the Social Liberal Forum and exacerbated by a recent editorial in Liberator Magazine. For the record, while the Soc Read more
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