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You can agree to postpone tackling some large complicated issues if more time is genuinely needed to work out a compromise – and if there is always the threat that the coalition will end if it isn’t reached.
Free school meals: Lib Dems propose to expand policy to all primary school pupils in the next Parliament.
Children in state-funded schools, including academies and free schools, will be guaranteed age appropriate sex and relationship education, as well as financial literacy and citizenship lessons, under manifesto plans announced by the Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Democrats will more than triple investment in the early years pupil premium from £300 to £1,000 per child under manifesto plans announced by Schools Minister David Laws.
Ironically, one of strongest views expressed about the size of the state in The Orange Book was by Vince Cable, subsequently more usually associated with wanting more state spending during the recession but at the time of The Orange Book wishing to see a cap introduced on the level of state spending.
This week has demonstrated both a good and bad example of communication (or not) with party members and helpers, courtesy of Tom Brake and David Laws. Tom’s got the communication better even though the substance he’s working with is less promising. David’s had the better case – but the he and the party haven’t been […]
Tim Farron: "And it's great to see secret courts being sorted. It was a good 'rebellion'..."
The Lib Dem conference in Glasgow will include a debate on the party’s manifesto themes document. It contains some very interesting details on civil liberties, which should be read in the context not only of this being the manifesto prequel but also being a document with a foreword by Nick Clegg and being moved at […]
It’s a fun barb to throw at the Liberal Democrats: the party’s policy making process is so eccentric that it once decided to ban goldfish. The barb comes in various forms and not just from outside the party. Some members too also use it argue that the party’s policy making process and/or party conference is […]
The Guardian reports: A proposal to require schools to check on the immigration status of their pupils has been shelved after the Liberal Democrat schools minister David Laws decided the idea would be bureaucratic and difficult to implement. In a sign of the Lib Dems’ determination to assert themselves in the coalition, Laws told the […]