• Report on the Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) Meeting in Glasgow on 25 June

    June 27, 2011 5:41 PM

    A small but vocal group of Lib Dem activists came together last Saturday in Glasgow to debate the current state of and prospects for the Party in Scotland.  Although mostly drawn from Glasgow and the West of Scotland members travelled from as far afield as Irvine, Bo’ness, Edinburgh and the North of England.

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  • Blogging about the SLF Conference

    June 20, 2011 10:53 PM

    Bloggers have been writing up their impressions of the SLF Conference on 18th June. Here is a selection of them. Please add any that have been overlooked in the comments below.

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  • Time to review student funding?

    June 07, 2011 10:40 AM

    After all the pain the Lib Dems went through with the student funding policy, the least we could expect is that it would do what it said on the tin. But that has turned out not to be the case.  At the time when they were debated in the Commons, we were told to expect to see the aver

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  • Guest post: How do you pick an expert? by Mark Pack

    June 06, 2011 2:22 PM

    You need an expert. What do you do? Plenty of different ways of going about finding one, I’m sure. But I bet you don’t dig out

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  • Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) Meeting in Glasgow on 25 June

    May 30, 2011 7:05 PM

    Following our successful fringe meeting at the Scottish Spring Conference in Perth, the Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) will hold a further meeting in Glasgow. The venue is Room 9 in Partick Burgh Hall, from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 25 June. The meeting will be open to all card-carrying Liberal Democrats but we obviously hope that a high percentage of SLF members will attend. The aim of the meeting is to canvass opinion as to how best to progress social liberal objectives within the Sco

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  • Press release: Social Liberal Forum Summer Conference

    May 23, 2011 9:11 AM

    Liberalism, Equality and the State

    See the reaction from bloggers here.

    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 Ward

    The 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 mot

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  • A statement following the AV referendum and May 2011 election results

    May 06, 2011 3:47 PM

    Liberal Democrats are reflecting on the likely and disappointing loss of the AV referendum, and difficult electoral results in Scotland, Wales and in English local elections. The Social Liberal Forum has said for some time that the party needed to show more publicly how the Liberal Democrats differ from the Conservatives within the coalition. The Party signed up to this at the March conference when 

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  • Lib Dems stand strong against damaging NHS changes

    April 05, 2011 10:47 PM

    The article by Dr Evan Harris was published in the Guardian's 'Comment is Free' section on 4th April 2011.

    Our determination to amend the health bill demonstrates the value of the junior coalition partner's democratic processes

    There have been a great deal of

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  • Conference supports tougher action on banks and bonuses

    March 13, 2011 11:05 PM

    This morning the Liberal Democrats overwhelmingly voted in favour of taking tougher action on banks an bonuses. In a highly topical debate delegates applauded proposals put forward by the Social Liberal Forum to, amongst other things: • break up banks 'too big to fail' into smaller, safer entities • ensure that in State-owned banks, pay packages larger than that of the Prime Minister are fully disclosed • split high-risk ban

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