There has been a bit of a debate waging
over the past week about "classical (or economic) liberals versus social liberals," partly due to the launch of the Social Liberal Forum and exacerbated by a recent editorial in Liberator Magazine
For the record, while the Soc
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.
Dr Tim Leunig:
Those in social housing should be allowed to require their landlord to sell their home and buy
Got an idea you think should be in the Lib Dem manifesto? We want to hear it!
As part of the Social Liberal Forum's contribution to the Liberal Democrat policy making process, we are inviting people (whether they are party members or not) to write a short article about their big idea, and invite a debate on the subject.
To kick start the debate, we will be getting members of the Social Liberal Forum's Executive Team and Advisory Board to add a short response and then open the
As reported in the Liberal Democrat News
yesterday, the Social Liberal Forum has now been launched. Our Director, Matthew Sowemimo, has also written a short article on Lib Dem Voice
Our launch appears to have caused a bit of a stir - which is kind of the point. You can follow the debate by going to
The Social Liberal Forum website is now live! We'll be adding lots more to this website as it develops, but in the meantime, you might want to check out the following:
This article is based on a speech given by Dr Richard Grayson at the Urban Café, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 2nd February 2009 (event hosted by Cafe Culture North East).