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  • Article: Apr 11, 2019

    The BBC has recently produced some insight into why voter turnouts in Local Government elections is diminishing at an alarming rate.

    At a time when national political awareness is at an all-time high (surely there isn't a single voter who hasn't heard of Brexit!), the trend for voting is local elections is at an alarming low.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019

    Liberal politics for the age of identity

    In a wide-ranging set of essays on Britain's future, Vince Cable casts his party not at the centre of the tranditional left-right axis, but as the leading proponent of a values-based politics, which is open, inclusive and outward-looking, not closed or narrow-minded.

    He examines how liberals should respond to the 'age of identity' and proposes an ambitious program of radical reform.

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019

    Jo started out with a heartfelt tribute to those killed in the Christchurch mosque shooting this morning.

    "The forces that sow hate and division and seek to turn fellow citizens against each other must not and cannot win"

    She continued to pay tribute to outgoing leader Vince Cable - "a powerful champion for liberalism"

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019

    Warning: use of a trigger word in this article

    A few days ago, I was surprised to receive an email with 'Vice President' in the subject title.

    'Why would the Vice President of the Party be writing to me?' I asked myself.

    Then I realised that the 'Vice President' WAS me…

    That email was the first of many congratulatory messages. It was sent to me by the 'tour de force' that is Roderick Lynch, the Chair of the LDCRE (Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality).

  • Article: Mar 20, 2019

    In 1919, the Lloyd George government's Ministry of Reconstruction published the Report on Adult Education. The report set out the fundamental importance of educational opportunities throughout life:

    "Adult education is a permanent national necessity, an inseparable aspect of citizenship, and therefore should be both universal and lifelong."