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South East Social Liberal Forum Meeting

We are delighted to invite you to the first meeting of the South East Social Liberal Forum. To help with the ambition of the Social Liberal Forum to develop radical, distinctive and progressive policies and manifesto for the next election,

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Unworkable and unnecessary elements of Health bill should be dropped

“The Social Liberal Forum and senior Lib Dems with expert knowledge of the NHS have long believed that the Health and Social Care Bill is seriously flawed and should only be enacted if substantially amended. It has now emerged that senior

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SLF welcomes cancellation of ‘Coalition 2.0′

The Social Liberal Forum welcomes confirmation in the Independent on Sunday that there will be no new fixed coalition agreement for the second half of this parliament. There is a lot more work to do on several bills currently passing

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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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Nick Clegg rightly calls for the tax system to be made fairer

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg told the Resolution Foundation today that Liberal Democrats will seek to aid those on low and middle incomes by raising the personal income tax threshold further and faster than previously assumed. Already a significant example

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Liberal Democrats should continue to debate whether to support the Health and Social Care Bill

Despite the welcome and significant changes to the Health & Social Care Bill that Lib Dem parliamentarians have secured, there remain serious concerns both within the party, Parliament and the medical profession about the impact and timing of the reforms. As

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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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Lord Smith of Clifton writes: trends and tendencies in contemporary UK politics and the future of the Lib Dems

(Preamble: Trevor Smith joined the Liberal Party in 1955 when it had five MPs; he fears he may die with the LibDems having the same number!) The Lib Dems are in a very serious state, possibly facing meltdown of the

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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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