Spring Conference News

Monday, 01 March 2010

Inaugural General Meeting Saturday 13th Early Evening 18.15 - 19.30 The ICC, Hall 6b The Social Liberal Forum has been up and running for just over a year now.  We always intended to make it a membership-based organisation and that time has come! At this year's Lib Dem Spring Conference in Birmingham, we will be holding our first general meeting to agree the organisation's constitution.  Anyone who is a member of the Liberal Democrats and agrees with our aims and obje Read more
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Robin Hood Tax? Beware the men in tights

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Robin Hood Tax logoI want to support the new campaign for a "Robin Hood Tax" - really I do. I understand the logic behind the Tobin Tax and have a lot of sympathy for the idea. Read more
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The Tories' boneheaded priorities

Thursday, 11 February 2010

spoof Tory posterWe can only speculate what the Tory campaigns department were thinkin when they launched the now much-spoofed "R.I.P. OFF" poster. In a nutshell it demonstrates all that is wrong with David Cameron's Conservatives: naive and focused on the wrong priorities Read more
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New Demos pamphlet makes the Lib Dem case for equality

Tuesday, 09 February 2010

In association with The Equality Trust, Demos have today published three pamphlets focusing on equality from the perspective of each of the main political parties. The Liberal Democrat one, A Wealth of Opportunity, is written by Julia Margo and William Bradley and has a foreword by David Laws MP.
A concern with inequality lies deep in liberal
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News Roundup

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

The Guardian continues its coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes ongoing woes. It also carries an interview with Conservative leader of Barnet Council Mike Freer and his "easyCouncil" model (as a Barnet resident, I was interested to see that my council tax was spent on clearing up all Read more
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The Spirit Level in 3 minutes

Wednesday, 03 February 2010

A short film to promote The Spirit Level, the paperback edition of which came out this week: Read more
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News Roundup

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Climate change science has been dealt another blow by the revelation that University of East Anglia professor Phil Jones knowingly used flawed evidence in one of his studies.  How many more revelations like this will we have before the scientific community learn the lesson that transparency is the only way to ensure public trust? Meanwhile, a man not especially reknowned for his valuing of scienc Read more
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News roundup

Monday, 01 February 2010

Labour is reported to be putting cooperative principles at the heart of its 2010 manifesto.  Anyone remember the third way? Nick Clegg is spelling out today how the Liberal Democrats propose to pay for its flagship 'pupil premium' policy for education. David Cam Read more
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Social Liberal Forum Newsletter

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sorry we've been quiet for the last few weeks - for reasons that will become apparent below.  We had a tremendously successful conference season and would like to welcome everyone who signed up to this newsletter at one or other of our fringe meetings. CONTINUITY AND CHANGE The Social Liberal Forum executive has undergone some significant changes over the past couple of months.  Sadly, Richard Grayson and Alison Goldsworthy have resigned from the executive.  Alison has had to Read more
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Manifesto Priorities - A Statement from the Social Liberal Forum Executive

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

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 goal of reducing income inequality over the next parliament. Proposals to reduce public spending should be assessed in terms of whether they further that objective.
  • Tax increases for the richest members
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