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Inaugural Annual Conference Dinner!

  Join us for our inaugural annual conference dinner on Tuesday 25th September at the Holiday Inn Brighton-Seafront, 8pm for 8:30pm start; where we are very pleased to welcome Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb MP and Member of

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SLF conference 2012 was a huge success – here’s what people are saying about it

The Social Liberal Forum conference 2012 – held on July 14th and with the theme of social justice across the generations – was a resounding success. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP began proceedings by delivering the inaugural William Beveridge

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Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference June 2012 report

Partick Burgh Halls in Glasgow was the venue for the Social Liberal Forum’s first Scottish Conference last weekend. Members came from as far away as England to participate in what turned out to be a lively and stimulating meeting. The highlights of

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SLF open letter on economic policy – time for a ‘new approach’

The Social Liberal Forum has written an open letter to Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP and Business Secretary Vince Cable MP, outlining the measures needed

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Open letter to Nick Clegg MP, Danny Alexander MP and Vince Cable on economic policy

View “Open Letter to Nick Clegg MP, Danny Alexander MP and Vince Cable MP” in fullscreen   Text of the letter:   Dear Nick, Danny and Vince We write to you to express support for the more distinctive line Liberal

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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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Can we tax banks and promote growth?

The day after tomorrow, European leaders are due to sit down together at a hastily arranged informal summit, called by the EU president Herman Van Rompuy to discuss the question of the times: How do we create growth? One of

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Statement following May 2012 local election results

Despite a strong showing in some held councils, Liberal Democrats are today reflecting on another bitterly disappointing set of local election results with the number of Lib Dem councillors likely to fall below 3000 for the first time ever. It

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Safeguarding, not eroding, our civil liberties

  Initial reports that the Government wants to change how private communications data can be stored and accessed have rightly caused great concern, not least amongst Liberal Democrat activists and Parliamentarians who all seek to safeguard civil liberties from erosion

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2012 Coalition Budget: SLF Response

There are elements of this budget we as social liberals, and of course Liberal Democrats, can be proud of, though the removal of the 50p rate of income tax is something we would clearly never endorse; those with the broadest

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