Sporting the same shirt and trousers outfit and similar close cropped hair styles, 57 year old Norman Lamb and the more youthful 45 year old Tim Farron – who being men, will of course not be described that way by the press – faced off in a hustings that saw more variety in their stock speeches … Read the full post »
The Social Liberal Forum (SLF) is a Liberal Democrat linked pressure group promoting social liberalism. It was founded in 2009:
The Social Liberal Forum exists to nurture and demonstrate progressive liberal values, working with social liberals across all political parties and none.
We challenge current inward-looking, pessimistic narratives, by offering credible solutions to society’s problems. These are based on the founding Beveridge principles that the welfare state should provide a safety net beneath which none shall fall but all can rise.
We take action together and as individuals to increase social justice, to ensure that all citizens have access to the wealth, power and opportunity needed to maximise their talents to the full.
Above all, we emphasise freedom and fairness so that everyone, regardless of background, is free from conformity and social hardship.
I’m not Nick, I don’t have a privileged background, I agree with you on lots of things and I can give a good speech. That was Tim Farron’s message in a nutshell when he gave the William Beveridge Memorial Lecture. … Read the full post »
Vince Cable was one of the keynote speakers at today’s Social Liberal Forum conference. … Read the full post »
Compared to the flurry of activity to win over Liberal Democrat conference representatives on the party’s proposed Trident policy, there’s been remarkably little activity over Monday’s vote in Glasgow for or against a 50p top rate of income tax. … Read the full post »
An interesting snippet from Vince Cable’s speech yesterday at the Social Liberal Forum conference on how we nearly got a Mansion Tax. … Read the full post »
The best performing team in government is also one you’ve probably not heard of. It’s the Government Digital Service, who have been revolutionising central government’s use of the internet. … Read the full post »
Streatham Liberal Democrats sure know how to treat by-election helpers… … Read the full post »
Speaking at the at Social Liberal Forum Conference 2012 on Saturday morning, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg gave the William Beveridge memorial lecture. … Read the full post »
Nick Clegg, Ed Davey and Paul Burstow are the headline names at the Social Liberal Forum Summer 2012 Conference. … Read the full post »
Plan C’s strength is not in producing reams of new policy, but in pulling together many different ideas into a few clear strands. … Read the full post »