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Why the Liberal Democrats should Adopt Basic Income

A few weeks ago I wrote about why we desperately need a basic income system (or a negative income tax — the two are basically identical in their important effects) rather than the horrible benefits system we have today, which … Continue reading

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“A Lib Dem Free Zone”?

I won’t be back properly blogging for a couple of days, but something made me absolutely furious — the start of Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour conference: Friends, it is great to be with you in Manchester. A fantastic city. … Continue reading

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Sixteen Good Things The Lib Dems Have Achieved

With the Welfare Reform Bill being debated in Parliament at the moment, a lot of good Liberals are once again worrying about to what extent they can carry on supporting the party. Some of the provisions in the bill are … Continue reading

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POSIWID

According to the cyberneticist Stafford Beer the purpose of a system is what it does – we shouldn’t look at an organisation’s stated principles, but at its results. Applying this principle to politics, we can see that for my whole … Continue reading

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A Few Good Things The Lib Dems Are Doing…

Here’s the thing… I’m not a supporter of this government. Of course I’m not. I’m a Lib Dem, and this government’s MPs are 5/6 Tories. But nor have I been a supporter of any other government in my lifetime (possibly … Continue reading

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This has been going round the Lib Dem blogosphere

But only because it’s so great. And since I am too headachey to write tonight, I too will reproduce Paddy Ashdown’s wonderful speech on Lords reform in full. This kind of thing is why, despite everything, I still feel at … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Labour Party

I am a left-winger. I went to an anti-poll tax protest, by myself, when I was (I think) eight (I had to go home early because it went past my bedtime). I think that the two greatest governments of the … Continue reading

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