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New Statesman: 22/11/12: The Lib Dems must not accept more welfare cuts in return for new taxes

The country faces a crucial twelve months, and of course we need a government that shows coalition can work, a united government. The question is, for whom should government be made to work, the parties who constitute it or the

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Shifting Grounds, 21/11/12: It’s time for Nick Clegg to stand up for fairness

Liberal Democrats, who have already rejected such proposals, have limited tolerance for Conservatives who are increasingly ignoring the Coalition Agreement they signed up to. Retoxified already, a Conservative Party specifically targeting the most vulnerable as the scapegoats for deficit reduction

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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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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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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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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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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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