Plan C has been released today on the Amazon store, in electronic form. It sets out the Social Liberal Forum's proposals for the economy, which we hope to see adopted by the Liberal Democrats as a distinct policy from both Labour and the Tories. Prof. Will Hutton, in his foreword, says:
I am pleased to be invited to write a few words introducing a policy document that contains so many recommendations and ideas I have concentrated much of my working and intellectual life to advancing. This is the plan...that could begin to make a difference to our country. And SLF stalwart Dr. Prateek Buch, the architect of Plan C, says in his introduction:
The Social Liberal Forum exists "to promote social justice and actively narrow gaps in power and opportunity between rich and poor," and here we present our proposals for fulfilling that rhetorical demand for a fairer economic framework. In recognising that orthodox economic policy failed to deliver prosperity for all during times of plenty and fairness in times of austerity, we set out the principles upon which a sustainable economy that promotes social justice can be built.A limited number of hard copies of Plan C will be available at the joint SLF/Liberator conference stall at the spring conference this weekend in Gateshead. After purchace on Amazon, you can read it on a Kindle device, but if like many of us you don't have a Kindle you can use the Kindle App for your PC, Mac, or phone.