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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

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Communicating Social Liberalism

By Steve Webb and Jo Holland This article was originally published in Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Century. We are grateful to Steve and Jo for allowing us to reproduce this article. Liberal Democrats are good at

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In defence of broad church politics

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.

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Give council tenants the right to move

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

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Ratification of Appointments

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

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The Ideas Factory

Got an idea you think should be in the Lib Dem manifesto?  We want to hear it! As part of the Social Liberal Forum’s contribution to the Liberal Democrat policy making process, we are inviting people (whether they are party

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And we’re off!

As reported in the Liberal Democrat News yesterday, the Social Liberal Forum has now been launched.  Our Director, Matthew Sowemimo, has also written a short article on Lib Dem Voice. Our launch appears to have caused a bit of a

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Welcome!

The Social Liberal Forum website is now live!  We’ll be adding lots more to this website as it develops, but in the meantime, you might want to check out the following: Our “about” section, including a brief rundown of what

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Balancing the Dominance of Market Driven Theories

This article is based on a speech given by Dr Richard Grayson at the Urban Café, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 2nd February 2009 (event hosted by Cafe Culture North East). Here, Richard sets out what he believes are distinct

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What is Social Liberalism?

By David Howarth This article was originally published in Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Century. We are grateful to David for allowing us to reproduce this article. Sometime in the late nineteenth century, liberalism began to divide

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