Blog Archives

The Tories’ boneheaded priorities

We can only speculate what the Tory campaigns department were thinkin when they launched the now much-spoofed “R.I.P. OFF” poster. In a nutshell it demonstrates all that is wrong with David Cameron’s Conservatives: naive and focused on the wrong priorities.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in blog archive

New Demos pamphlet makes the Lib Dem case for equality

In association with The Equality Trust, Demos have today published three pamphlets focusing on equality from the perspective of each of the main political parties. The Liberal Democrat one, A Wealth of Opportunity, is written by Julia Margo and William

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in blog archive

News Roundup

The Guardian continues its coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes ongoing woes. It also carries an interview with Conservative leader of Barnet Council Mike Freer and his “easyCouncil” model (as a Barnet resident, I was interested to see

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in blog archive

The Spirit Level in 3 minutes

A short film to promote The Spirit Level, the paperback edition of which came out this week: Okay, it ever so slightly over-eggs the pudding, but it is good fun nonetheless. The Social Liberal Forum will be running a joint

Tagged with: ,
Posted in blog archive

News Roundup

Climate change science has been dealt another blow by the revelation that University of East Anglia professor Phil Jones knowingly used flawed evidence in one of his studies.  How many more revelations like this will we have before the scientific

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in blog archive

News roundup

Labour is reported to be putting cooperative principles at the heart of its 2010 manifesto.  Anyone remember the third way? Nick Clegg is spelling out today how the Liberal Democrats propose to pay for its flagship ‘pupil premium‘ policy for

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in blog archive

Social Liberal Forum Newsletter

Sorry we’ve been quiet for the last few weeks – for reasons that will become apparent below.  We had a tremendously successful conference season and would like to welcome everyone who signed up to this newsletter at one or other

Posted in blog archive, Uncategorized

Manifesto Priorities – A Statement from the Social Liberal Forum Executive

As the Liberal Democrats move towards finalizing the party’s manifesto, The Social Liberal Forum sets out the key principles that we believe should be the basis for formulating tax policy and spending commitments: The party should commit itself to the

Tagged with:
Posted in blog archive

Congratulations to Centre Forum

Belated congratulations to Centre Forum, and in particular Giles Wilkes, for winning Prospect Magazines’ Think Tank Publication of the Year Award for A Balancing Act: Fair Solutions to the Modern Debt Crisis. One of the many things I meant to

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in blog archive, Uncategorized

Events in October as if people mattered

Guest article by Geoffrey G J Payne Soon after I joined the Liberal party in 1983 I discovered something that surprised me. Many of the best Liberals were not members of the party, and some were even members of other

Posted in blog archive

Follow us on Twitter

Blog archive

</