Liberal Left is initiated by Liberal Democrats who oppose the party’s membership of the Coalition.  It is open to all who seek co-operation across the liberal left in order to provide an alternative to the current government.

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Response to the Bedroom Tax U Turn

By Jo Ingold

The Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy (the ‘bedroom tax’) has not met its intended outcomes. This has led to an apparent u-turn by the Liberal Democrat leadership, based on evidence published in the interim policy evaluation. This report highlighted the economic hardship experienced by those affected and that the accelerated demand [...]

Liberal Left Statement following Local and Euro Elections

The electoral consequences of joining the Coalition in 2010 have now become clear even to its cheerleaders. Liberal Left has argued since its inception that the party’s decision to sign the Coalition Agreement marked a political capitulation which would cause the collapse in the party’s credibility, membership and support; and so it has proved.

But [...]

SLF presentation on amendments to Strenghtening the UK Economy

If you are going to be at the Economy debate on Monday you may find this excellent presentation explaining the two SLF amendments useful.

Beating the Welfare Bigots

Andrew Toye writes:

The Conservatives in government have decided that their main target for cuts is what they call “welfare”. (Social security for working-aged people, not state pensions, education or the NHS.) In other words, the pillar of the Welfare State that Liberals were responsible for from the 1940’s.

George Osborne’s comments, originally in August [...]

Nick Clegg - Staking his Leadership on the Economy Motion?

With the publication of the conference agenda yesterday the most striking discovery was that Nick Clegg appears to be staking his leadership on the Economy Motion (F19). It is unprecedented in the history of the Lib Dems for a leader to submit and summate on a motion. The last time a leader intervened in a [...]