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Huffington Post, 09/10/12: Tory in Ruling-Out-Wealth-Tax Shocker

Liberal Democrats have long argued that alongside lifting the income tax threshold to take the lowest earners out of tax, the tax system must be reformed to address inequalities of wealth that blight society and hamper economic progress. The Tories

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Guardian, 25/09/12: Stage management allowed Lib Dems to skirt real debate about economy

[Prateek] Buch says: “I was very disappointed with the way the conference committee chose to handle the issue, and as a result the debate the conference was allowed to have. We want to put down some clear markers, not have

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Guardian, 08/09/12: Lib Dem activists to target George Osborne at autumn conference

In a sign that some activists want to see a shift in economic policy, one amendment calls on the party to “prioritise measures to boost demand through public and private investment, using all tools available to government, including the flexibility

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Spectator Coffee House blog, 07/09/12: Lib Dems prepare for fight on welfare and taxes

The left-leaning wing of the party – the Social Liberal Forum – has released a series of potential amendments and emergency motions for the party’s autumn conference. The list is an interesting indication of what the grassroots (the SLF likes

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Huffington Post, 06/09/12: Schroedinger’s Tory – David Davis is both dead right and dangerously wrong

I have argued that such a political economy – based around the central idea that truly sustainable prosperity is co-produced by an empowering, enterprising state and a private sector more in tune with the needs of its host society –

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Huffington Post, 09/08/12: Is the Coalition doomed? Far from it

So, is the coalition now doomed? Have Cameron or Clegg’s incentives changed? Far from it. Cameron is now in real trouble. His inability to make his backbenchers stick to the coalition agreement reveals a man utterly out of control of

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BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 07/08/12

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 07/08/12

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