Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Politicians must live up to their devolution promises

Nick Cleggncr1j

Bold proposals devolution proposals have a habit of not living up to the full height of their promises.

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The real reason the Lib Dems U-turned on the Bedroom Tax

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The Bedroom Tax U-turn is about dire Lib Dem poll ratings, not principles.

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Blair is not the only one with Iraq amnesia – the Lib Dems were NOT anti-invasion, just anti-that-kind-of-invasion

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It is one of the great myths of recent political history – that the Liberal Democrats were opposed to Britain joining with US forces to invade Iraq in 2003.

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How Labour drove the Lib Dems out of Brent


There are powerful lessons in the Lib Dems’ decimation in London which the Labour Party would do well to remember.

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To be meaningful again, liberalism must actually seek to liberalise

Nick Cleggncr1j

The challenge facing contemporary liberalism runs far deeper than the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

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Europe votes: reform moves up the agenda but withdrawal remains an isolationist dream

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All parties are failing to articulate a clear vision for Britain’s relationship with the EU.

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The not so strange death of liberal England

Nick Cleggj

For liberalism to survive, its thinkers and activists will need to wrest control from those so mired in the Westminster bubble.

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Ugly truths and Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine

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The Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine group was rife with antisemitism, writes Mark Gardner.

Posted in A Britain We All Call Home | Also tagged , , , , | 17 Responses

Why £9,000 tuition fees have been a moral and economic disaster

Nick Cleggncrj

The evidence is mounting that the argument for £9,000 tuition fees has failed – both morally and economically, argues James Bloodworth.

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Cutting the top rate of tax won’t help Britain win ‘the global race’

Jeremy Browne MP-1j

It’s not clear how cutting the 45p tax rate to 40p, as suggested by Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne, would benefit Britain, writes Tony Dolphin.

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