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.
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.
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
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
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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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
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
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