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First meeting of East Midlands Social Liberal Forum

The first meeting of the newly-formed East Midlands branch of the Social Liberal Forum will take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011, at the Leicester Secular Society building, on Humberstone Gate in the city, starting at 7pm. This first meeting

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SLF North East to hold first meeting

Following a successful recruitment drive at the recent regional conference, the Social Liberal Forum’s branch in the North East will be holding their first meeting on Thursday 1st December 2011. Dr David Hall-Matthews, the Chair of the Social Liberal Forum,

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Debating Plan B

Report by Prateek Buch As detailed in a letter to the Observer, the campaigns group Compass has helped piece together a Plan B to boost the stalling economy, having declared the Government’s Plan A to have failed. I was at the

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Returning to the fold

By James Graham I am delighted to announce that, as of this week, I am coming back to the fold of the Social Liberal Forum as its Head of Political Strategy. For those who don’t know, alongside Richard Grayson and

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Majority of conference calls for detailed debate on the Health Bill

An attempt to suspend standing orders and allow an emergency motion on the Health and Social Care Bill was approved by a majority of conference representatives but failed to get the two-thirds majority needed (235 voted to suspend standing orders

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Sign the petition to keep the death penalty banned

Last week, the hitherto libertarian blogger Guido Fawkes announced that he was launching a petition on the new government e-petitions website to reinstate the right of the state to execute its citizens.  The rightwing media leapt on the story, giving

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Time to review student funding?

After all the pain the Lib Dems went through with the student funding policy, the least we could expect is that it would do what it said on the tin. But that has turned out not to be the case.

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Social Liberal Forum Announce New Governing Council

Following internal elections over the summer, the Social Liberal Forum are pleased to announce a new Council which will govern the work of the organisation over the next couple of years. The following people will serve as members of the

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Conference Motion: Ensuring Fairness in a Time of Austerity

We are delighted to have got this motion onto the agenda of this autumn’s Liberal Democrat conference in Liverpool. It will be debated during the morning session on Tuesday 21 September. F34 Ensuring Fairness in a Time of Austerity 34

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How should Simon Hughes amend the budget?

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Simon Hughes has announced an intention to amend the budget to promote fairness. He told the Guardian today that: When it comes to the Budget next week, we will vote for the budget. But

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