• Reinventing the State (for a tenner)

    March 17, 2009 12:44 AM

    rtscover100The new printing of Reinventing the State is now available for sale on the Methuen Bookshop at the special discount price of £10 including postage (RRP £14.99). Get your copy

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  • No turning back? A response to Compass

    March 09, 2009 5:10 PM

    At the launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate, there was considerable enthusiasm among those attending for talking to people outside the Liberal Democrats where there is scope for developing policy ideas together. One organisation specifically suggested was Compass. Coincidentally, an article appeared in the New Statesman just a few days ago which s

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  • Report from Social Liberal Forum Launch

    March 09, 2009 1:21 PM

    Matthew Sowemimo helping launch Social Liberal Forum (@soclib... on TwitPic The launch of the Social Liberal Forum in Harrogate was a truly excellent meeting - I don't think I have ever come across so much enthusiasm at such an event. Kicking off the discussions, Matthew So

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  • A 'Citizen Endowment' for an active and balanced democracy

    March 01, 2009 8:00 PM

    The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

    The Proposal

    Ed Randall: The author of Sup

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  • A full-blooded commitment to going local

    March 01, 2009 7:31 PM

    The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

    The Proposal

    David Heigham: Our power to decide locally has been centralised, is still drifting to Whitehall, and should go back where it belongs.

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  • Shirley Williams: How Liberal is Labour? (Fabian Society)

    February 26, 2009 11:21 PM

    Baroness Shirley Williams will be speaking at a special Fabian Society event on 10 March to answer the question "How liberal is Labour?" in conversation with Newsnight's Michael Crick. Tickets are free for Fabian Society members and £10 for non-members. In addition, you can buy a six-month introductory membership for £9.95 which includes a free ticket to the event (do you see what

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  • Steve Webb this Wednesday

    February 23, 2009 9:00 AM

    Steve Webb MP, the Liberal Democrat Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary (and Chair of the Social Liberal Forum's Advisory Board), will be leading a policy discussion at Portcullis House, Westminster, on Wednesday 25 February. To give people some food for thought, we have also republished Steve and Jo Holland's article on Communicating Social Lib

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  • Expanding home delivery

    February 22, 2009 11:47 PM

    The Ideas Factory is a chance for you to pitch your own idea of what should be in the next Liberal Democrat manifesto. The proposal here is not the policy of the Social Liberal Forum. We will however be passing it - and the response it generates - onto the Manifesto Working Group.

    The Proposal

    James Graham: work with the industry to develop incentives to dramatically switch from supermarket use to ho

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  • Communicating Social Liberalism

    February 22, 2009 11:38 PM

    By Steve Webb and Jo Holland reinventingthestatecover100This article was originally published in Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st

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