There is something a little incongruous about the notion of the Liberal Democrats’ oldest angry young man donning the ermine of a peer of the realm. … Read the full post »
Read my posts featuring Liberal Democrat activist and one of the creators of the influential Community Politics philosophy, Gordon Lishman.
He was also Director General of Age Concern England, 2000-2009, and has stood in general elections in the 1970s, 1980s and 2010s.
My short answer in response to David Boyle having only two cheers for Community Politics is: “I agree”. … Read the full post »
In communities across the country there are improvements just waiting for a successful campaign to bring them about. … Read the full post »
As The Theory & Practice of Community Politics, the seminal 1980 pamphlet from Bernard Greaves and Gordon Lishman puts it, community politics “is about people”. … Read the full post »
Scott Colvin’s book has a delightful title and does a good job of living up to the high expectations it sets. … Read the full post »
This is the chapter I contributed to Reinventing the State, edited by Duncan Brack, Richard Grayson and David Howarth whose themes are still very relevant. … Read the full post »
The overall tenor of the Liberal Democrat strategy debate was more good-natured than might have been expected. … Read the full post »
The prime author of this year’s strategy paper is one of the founding fathers of Community Politics and the author of the triple lock, Gordon Lishman. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrats are failing to talk about Community Politics just when it is most needed. … Read the full post »
Looking back through the emails I have received from the party centrally since the formation of the coalition, very few have asked me to do anything. … Read the full post »