Liberalism, Equality and the State
Vince Cable, Lee Chalmers, Evan Harris, Simon Hebditch, Simon Hughes,Chris Huhne, Will Hutton, Neal Lawson, Alex Marsh, Mark Pack, Ed Randell, Alexis Rowell, Naomi Smith, Claire Tyler, Halina WardThe Social Liberal Forum are proud to announce their first national conference at City University in London. The SLF successfully presented a motion to the Liberal Democrat spring conference challenging the government’s planned NHS reforms. The motion received overwhelming support from conference and the health reforms are now under review. Dr Evan Harris: “The Liberal Democrat Spring Conference support for the SLF’s health reform motion clearly flagged up a significant and growing disconnect between Liberal Democrat ministers and the grassroots. The SLF conference will provide a timely platform for debating the nature and scale of this relationship.” The conference, in preparation for many months, will encourage greater debate within the Liberal Democrats to determine how far the party can push the equality agenda within the coalition. The need to establish how best to deliver the Social Liberal agenda will also be addressed. This debate is gaining increasing prominence at a time when the party does not want to become the heat shield for the Tories, as observed in the recent local elections.
- How we got here
- Deficit Reduction: Ideology or Necessity?
- Inequality, Social Mobility, Pay: What does Fairness Look Like?
- Are the Big Society and Community Politics compatible? Accountability or marketisation?
- Health Reforms: Good for Us?
- The Triple Crunch: Credit, Fuel, Food - Will Resource Scarcity increase Poverty?
- Political Alignments: Delivering the Social Liberal Agenda
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