Tim Farron’s approach was a mirror-image of Charles Kennedy’s approach early in the century, attacking the then opposition party for not being an effective opposition to the then government. … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal politician and father of the modern welfare state, William Beveridge. Although not a great success as an elected politician, his views were hugely influential on post-1945 Britain.
Health, education, Europe. That’s the combo which Tim Farron will set out as being at the heart of the Liberal Democrat message in his conference speech later today. … Read the full post »
During Lib Dem leadership hustings, young people have often been mentioned, but pensioners often pass without a mention – despite being much more likely to vote at election time. … Read the full post »
Beveridge’s world was predominantly one of mixed-sex couples married for life, the man at work and the woman at home, with both dying shortly after retirement. … Read the full post »
Reading through it, especially the opening, it’s clear that Tim Farron has a real passion for the subject and an ability to make a personal and moving case for the importance of housing as an issue. … Read the full post »
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 »
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 »
Ministers have made a significant retreat on two key aspects of the Legal Aid Bill after cross-party talks in the House of Lords.
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Lady Louise Glen-Coats was a significant female Liberal in the first half of the twentieth century but, lacking a famous surname, has fallen into the cracks of history. … Read the full post »
In a speech given during the week, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg strongly defended introducing a diversity of suppliers to public services. … Read the full post »