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Protected: Fighting for a fairer, stronger economy

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Protected: Conference motion on Race Equality

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Liberal Democrat MPs should vote on June 4th to support new investment in clean energy

*UPDATE 04/06/13 @ 13.00: further signatories are listed below. Also, Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton is planning to vote for a decarbonisation target* As featured in the Independent on Sunday, The Social Liberal Forum has sent the letter below to all

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SLF/EMLD race equality conference – live

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The next coalition negotiations

Former SDP/Liberal Democrat but now Blairite Labour Peer Andrew Adonis has written a book, “Five days in May,” in which he describes, from the Labour Party perspective, the hapless discussions with his former party on the remote  possibility of a Lib-lab

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Putting social liberal values into action

The Social Liberal Forum campaigns for policies that promote social justice and to narrow gaps in opportunity and power between the rich and poor, as a way of freeing society from poverty, ignorance and conformity. As we launch this new

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SLF in the media – archive

Daily Mail, 03/08/12: Cameron risks Lib Dem backlash as he gives in to Tory rebels and kills off plans to reform House of Lords Huffington Post, 20/07/12: Liberal Democrats Should Stop Looking for Reasons to Leave the Coalition… And Start

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Government agrees to retain Equality Duty under pressure from SLF and EMLD

By Janice Turner, SLF Council member A joint campaign by the SLF and Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats has succeeded in persuading the government to back down over abolition of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s General Duty. The proposal was to abolish

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Questioning the “bedroom tax”

By Paula Keaveney At the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference recently, I asked three questions about the so called “bedroom tax”. I got a range of answers , although the one that saddened me the most mainly focused on whether the words “bedroom

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Government implements more SLF policy on pensions

By SLF Council member and pensions expert Janice Turner Millions of private sector members of final salary and career average pension schemes have a better chance of a decent retirement after the government implemented more SLF pensions policy in this week’s

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