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Our Policy Making Processes are Broken

Charles West has been a District Councillor, Parliamentary Candidate and Chair of local parties in Shropshire – this article was previously submitted to Lib Dem Voice who refused to publish it. Fellow Liberal Democrats, our policy-making processes are broken. We

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On Identity

According to Nick Clegg’s aides the summer will see the start of a concerted attempt to shift (further, some might add) the Liberal Democrats to the centre-Right, culminating in a series of binary choices at Conference in Glasgow on a

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Social Liberal Forum Scotland Conference

The Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) is holding a Conference in Glasgow on Saturday June 29.   Our speakers this year include Craig Harrow the Convener of the Scottish Liberal Democrats The sessions will include: Skivers or Strivers:  the causes of poverty

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Conference on Race Equality, by SLF (London) and EMLD

Please see below for details of a one-day conference to discuss a new Liberal Democrat approach to race equality. Tickets are available at http://www.amiando.com/DFLJFYC.html SLF EMLD Race Conference by Prateek Buch

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Guest blog: Liberal Democrats face the biggest decision of their time in Coalition – Ed Randall

This article relates to an amendment to Motion F23 at Liberal Democrat Conference September 2012, the text of which is available on page 18 here. In just a few days’ time Liberal Democrats will be invited to decide whether to endorse

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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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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 at Conference – Part I – Fairness in a time of Austerity

The centrepiece of Social Liberal Forum’s Conference programme was the debate on Motion F34: Ensuring Fairness in a time of Austerity. Below are the highlights from the excellent discussion that the Motion inspired – full versions of the speeches can

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What motions should we table to autumn conference?

Crossposted from the Social Liberal Forum social network. The deadline for autumn conference motions is looming (30 June to be precise), so we don’t have much time.  But what should the Social Liberal Forum be championing to get onto the

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No tax rises ever? Say it ain’t so, Nick!

David Hall-Matthews’ speech on Motion “Growth that lasts: A fair, green and sustainable economy.” Conference, I am speaking in favour of lines 22-23: “a fair and sustainable economy means delivering growth that lasts, through… honesty about the tough choices needed

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