Author Archives: Dr Prateek Buch

Comment: The rights and freedoms the tabloids trample must also be protected

Prateek Buch looks at the reaction to the Leveson Report by the press and politicians, and argues for regulation and against the anti-Leveson rhetoric.

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Extension of State snooping cannot be allowed to happen on the Lib Dems’ watch

An extnesion of State snooping and surveillance powers simply cannot be allowed to happen on the Lib Dems’ watch, says the Social Liberal Forum’s Prateek Buch.

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Clegg’s defence of Human Rights Act as welcome as it is timely

Liberals of all hues should welcome wholeheartedly Nick Clegg’s defence of the Human Rights Act, for a host of reasons, writes Dr Prateek Buch.

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Social Liberal Forum conference marks a return to values-driven policy discourse

The Social Liberal Forum conference was more than the sum of its parts and a return to values-driven policy discourse, writes executive member Dr Prateek Buch.

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Issues of great concern remain for Lib Dems on NHS reform

Andrew Lansley’s health reforms will be significantly amended, in response to the misgivings expressed by healthcare professionals and many Liberal Democrats.

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Cameron’s pledges on the NHS don’t go far enough

Mr Cameron’s five guarantees to safeguard the NHS neatly sidestepped most of the concerns that medical professionals, Liberal Democrats and many in Labour have.

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Lib Dems *will* deliver significant changes to NHS reforms

Andrew Lansley’s misguided NHS reforms that the Health and Social Care Bill look set to be recommitted to Parliament, writes Dr Prateek Buch of the Social Liberal Forum.

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Health bill’s competition clauses are tantamount to privatisation

Should full-blown competition be introduced into the NHS we may see consequences that are tantamount to privatisation is all but name, writes Prateek Buch.

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A year on, what do Liberal Democrats make of the coalition?

Liberal Democrat party member, Dr Prateek Buch, gives his thoughts on a year in the coalition government and what the future holds for the party.

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Vote 2011: Liberal Democrat campaign diary

Lib Dem activist Dr. Prateek Buch continues Left Foot Forward’s dispatches from the front; the campaign diaries of party activists on the election trail.

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