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Action on welfare and food poverty

Work to write the crucial Liberal Democrat pre-manifesto will be stepping up as we move into summer.  Social Liberal Forum campaigns on welfare and food poverty illustrate the need for that document to look forwards as well as back; to

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Times letter on Lib Dem manifesto pledges, 19/02/14

Members of the Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee – together with Social Liberal Form Council members – have written to the Times reasserting the party’s democratic and independent manifesto process. This letter is reproduced here in full (the letter and

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The manifesto – or how words matter.

In the run up to party conference you get all kinds of media stories.  Usually what happens is the party identifies some key issues and pushes those hard.  Meanwhile the media looks for a few key stories and goes for

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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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The Road to 2015

Stephen Tall suggested that Nick Clegg’s motion on the economy, to be debated at party conference in Glasgow, marked the beginning of the 2015 general election campaign for the Liberal Democrats. I disagree. The road to 2015 began the day

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Manifesto Priorities – A Statement from the Social Liberal Forum Executive

As the Liberal Democrats move towards finalizing the party’s manifesto, The Social Liberal Forum sets out the key principles that we believe should be the basis for formulating tax policy and spending commitments: The party should commit itself to the

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SLF Newsletter

Dear friend, With Parliament now in recess for the rest of the summer, the Social Liberal Forum is gearing up for the conference season. We are also looking to growing our network, especially outside London. But to do that, we

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Matthew Sowemimo: don’t misrepresent our radical agenda

Matthew Sowemimo, Director of the Social Liberal Forum, has written a new opinion piece on Liberal Democrat Voice arguing for the party not to be timid in the way it presents its agenda: The party’s pre-election manifesto – A Fresh

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