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Letter published in The Times, 29/05/2014

There’s no escaping just how strongly the electorate has rejected our party’s offer in the European and local elections, with a few welcome exceptions. Such heavy losses can’t be attributed just to no longer being a party of opposition, even

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Watch Vince Cable, Norman Lamb and Clare Oakley at the SLF Conference

Vince Cable calls for more diversity in the banking system Norman Lamb talks about mutuals in public services Clare Oakley on mutuals in public services With thanks to Anca Voinea, Co-operative News

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Bloggers comment on the SLF Conference

Bloggers attending the SLF Conference in Manchester on Saturday 13th July have posted comments.  Some of them interviewed Steve Webb over the lunch break. A Question of Fairness by Mark Jewell Interview with Steve Webb at the Social Liberal Forum Conference

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Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) – Conference 23rd June

 The Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) is holding a Conference in Glasgow on Saturday June 23.  We are delighted to confirm that we have secured Willie Rennie as Keynote speaker. Other sessions will include: Social Liberal Values:   Ben Colburn and

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Ian Swales MP to be guest speaker at SLF North East meeting

Following a successful first meeting before Christmas, the Social Liberal Forum North East branch are delighted to be welcoming Ian Swales, MP for Redcar, as guest speaker at their next meeting. The meeting will take place on Friday 10th February

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Letter to Nick Clegg on the Welfare Reform Bill

57 leading Liberal Democrats have signed a letter to Nick Clegg, which is reproduced below. Read the Guardian article about this: Welfare reform: Lib Dems urge Nick Clegg to back Lords amendments Dear Nick As you are aware the House

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Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) Meeting on 21 January

On Saturday past a number of members of the Forum met in Glasgow. In effect this was an enlarged steering committee and its job was to plan the advance of the Forum’s work in Scotland in the coming year and

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Social Liberal Forum: East Midlands

Introduction by Regional Organiser, Cllr Mathew Hulbert. Hello everyone and welcome to the brand new East Midlands page, here on the Social Liberal Forum website. I recently took on setting up and organising the regional branch of SLF here in

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The Real Alternative To Neoliberalism

Paul Hindley writes: Neoliberalism is a right-wing form of economics that promotes expansive free markets, deregulation, and unfettered privatisation. It has been the prevailing economic outlook of the global economy for over thirty years. It is disputable the extent to

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What sort of liberal is Nick Clegg?

Mark Pack writes: The new (and in fact only) biography of Nick Clegg is very much a book of two halves. The first – a fascinating tale of Nick’s multinational family; the second – a fairly standard recount of some

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