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Money talks: a response to David Boyle

I very much welcome the challenge laid down by David Boyle to the Social Liberal Forum. Indeed, there is very little in it with which I can disagree. In particular, I share the view held by David that the view

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Save us from Fabianism

This article originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Liberator Magazine (#332). Liberator have kindly allowed us to reproduce this here, along with Matthew Sowemimo’s accompanying article. We have a new Liberal Democrat think-tank. And when there has been

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Reconnecting with our radical heritage

This article, an adaptation of the speech Matthew Sowemimo gave at the Social Liberal Forum fringe meeting at Harrogate Spring Conference in March, originally appeared in the April 2009 issue of Liberator Magazine (#332). Liberator have kindly allowed us to

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Land Value Tax NOW

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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Volunteercorps

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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Nick Clegg and today’s FT – by Gareth Epps

Today’s news that the Liberal Democrats have reviewed the pledge to cut the overall burden of taxation is timely and welcome. It was obvious that financial pressures were disproportionately hitting those on the lowest incomes, even before the start of

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Reinventing the State (for a tenner)

The new printing of Reinventing the State is now available for sale on the Methuen Bookshop at the special discount price of £10 including postage (RRP £14.99). Get your copy today!

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No turning back? A response to Compass

At the launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate, there was considerable enthusiasm among those attending for talking to people outside the Liberal Democrats where there is scope for developing policy ideas together. One organisation specifically suggested was Compass.

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Report from Social Liberal Forum Launch

The launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate was a truly excellent meeting – I don’t think I have ever come across so much enthusiasm at such an event. Kicking off the discussions, Matthew Sowemimo spoke with great conviction

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A ‘Citizen Endowment’ for an active and balanced democracy

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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