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The Liberal Democrats in two sentences

Often debated here and elsewhere have been attempts to distill the nature of being a Liberal Democrat down into something simple and easy to understand. A couple of years ago, Alex Wilcock asked for suggestions to get it down to 150 words, but…

The Greens and policy-making within parties

There’s a certain inevitability in the fact that the day after the Greens break through 10% in a poll, a ‘look at all these wacky Green policies’ article appears in the Telegraph. Those of us with long memories will remember similar articles appearing…

Worth reading 124: Double each time

Too much democracy? Time for 21st century democracy. – An introduction by Martin Smith and Dave Richards to some of the themes of their book Institutional Crisis in 21st Century Britain, which I’m working through at the moment. Forget quotas for women MPs…

If Labour won’t listen to Arnie Graf, should the Liberal Democrats?

Yesterday’s Guardian had a very interesting interview with Arnie Graf, a veteran community organiser from Chicago who Ed Miliband brought in to advise on how to change the way the Labour Party works to make it more effective. Graf produced a report with…

Whatever happened to persuasion?

Hopi Sen has written an interesting blog post on how Labour adopting the policies desired by some of their lost voters would be a disaster for the country. I was thinking about this issue at the weekend, after reading on the SNP voting…

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Though it is a comment, from a Lib Dem Voice thread on Conference accreditation: It sometimes strikes me that some people see winning elections as an end in itself, without giving very much thought about why you are trying to win them or…

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