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Race Equality Policy – Getting it right in the Lib Dems

New research from Operation Black Vote has concentrated minds across Westminster: it has revealed that the ethnic minority vote could have a major impact in 168 marginal seats at the next election. In all these seats – including nearly 40%

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The case for the 50p tax rate – John Leech writes

As far as tax changes are concerned, the Liberal Democrats have a lot to be proud of. At the last election our manifesto commitment on tax was to take the poorest taxpayers out of paying tax altogether, so that nobody

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Time for Change – Julian Huppert writes on the Cohabitation Motion

A few months ago Liberal Democrats celebrated a landmark achievement for equalities, with the passage of the Same Sex Marriage Act. Starting with a motion three years ago at our conference, introduced and championed by Lynne Featherstone as Equalities Minister,

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Clegg’s Crimea

an abridged version of an August 2013 Liberator Article A senior Liberal Democrat, when recently asked about their view of the prospects for the Party is rumoured to have replied, “The Valley of Death”, evoking thoughts of the Crimean War.

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Glasgow’s education motion has too many good elements to be dominated by fees.

 One of the working groups submitting policy to Federal Conference in Glasgow next month will probably have a harder time than the other groups. The “14+ Education” policy which looks at school leavers, Further Education and Higher Education and presents its

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How can we advance Nuclear Disarmament?

Last week we heard the case for “Jumping off the Ladder” with regard to nuclear disarmament  from George Potter. David Grace responded on LDV here.

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Education and “The Global Race”

I think it is arguable that it is the education policy space that has seen more turmoil than any other policy area since the coalition began in 2010.  The tide of ceaseless initiatives and new structures, conceived—seemingly at least–from Michael

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All Born Equal?

According to reports, the new Prince George of Cambridge is worth around £20million already, if you take the wealth of his parents into account. A stark contrast to other babies born on the same day as him last week. Whilst

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Trident – Time to “Jump off the Ladder”?

Glasgow will give Liberal Democrats the opportunity to debate Trident, climb down the ladder or jump off altogether? George Potter makes the case for jumping off and we will hear from David Grace later this week on the case for

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A Lost Generation?

In the early 80’s I was at an education conference where someone was talking about youth unemployment and the devastating impact it was having in his community in the North East – his words still ring in my ears “that

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