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Petition: Say No to Secret Courts!

www.libdemsagainstsecretcourts.org.uk - a campaign that unites the Liberal Democrats in opposition to secret justice. Liberal Reform and other party organisations are backing this campaign, please do so too. Almost one month ago, Liberal Democrat members voted overwhelmingly at party Conference against Part

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‘Shares for rights’: straight out of the ‘errors in Coalition’ box

By SLF Co-Chair Gareth Epps It’s not just social Liberals and those Liberal Democrats least comfortable with the coalition that have expressed dismay at the proposal that has become known as ‘shares for rights’. This is for a number of

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Federal Party Committee Elections

Ballot papers and candidate manifestos for the crucial 2012 Federal Party Committee elections are in the post. Here is a list of some of the Social Liberal Forum members and supporters who are actively promoting our priorities and are standing

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Former Greggs CEO @ SLF Fringe on Dispatches.

Dispatches: Secrets of your Boss’s Pay, features Sir Mike Darrington, former chief executive of Greggs, investigating executive pay. Sir Mike was a panellist at the SLF’s Conference fringe meeting ‘Overcoming crisis: How to move towards a more ethical capitalism’, and

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Concern over further welfare cuts proposed by Chancellor

Many Liberal Democrat members, not only Social Liberal Forum members, are deeply concerned by the contents of the Chancellor’s speech yesterday, and in particular its commitment to cuts in welfare spending. While we take comfort from the confirmation by the

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New Leadership Team

The Social Liberal Forum has voted in a new top team to take it forward, appointing a new Director Prateek Buch, Political Director Martin Tod, and electing two Co-Chairs, Naomi Smith and Gareth Epps. Several of the team have been

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Re-Framing Education Policy – eveloping a coherent, progressive and sustainable education policy

The Social Liberal Forum has recently undertaken an exercise to begin to develop policy in key areas in an attempt to express progress in Lib Dem thinking.  I undertook to write a policy discussion document that could ignite debate around

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Guest blog: Liberal Democrats face the biggest decision of their time in Coalition – Ed Randall

This article relates to an amendment to Motion F23 at Liberal Democrat Conference September 2012, the text of which is available on page 18 here. In just a few days’ time Liberal Democrats will be invited to decide whether to endorse

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Social Liberal Forum announce newly-elected Council

Following internal elections over the summer, the Social Liberal Forum are pleased to announce a new Council which will govern the work of the organisation over the next couple of years. The following people will serve as members of the

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Amendments to motions at Lib Dem Conference September 2012

Below are some amendments to Conference motions (and one emergency motion) that SLF members may wish to support. Please fill in the relevant form if you wish to support them. Please note: the Social Liberal Forum is not responsible for the content

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