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Why the “bedroom tax” must be abolished, not tinkered with

This morning’s press is full of dramatically-headlined articles on how leading Liberal Democrats are to move away from their support for the so-called ‘bedroom tax’. First, credit where credit’s due. For once (and it is a for once) the party leadership made the Federal Policy Committee aware that something was to happen, and there was […]

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The Triple Lock and why enshrining it in law is wrong

I have written on Lib Dem Voice about why it is wrong to propose the enshrinement of the pensions Triple Lock in law. I seem to have support from a number of unusual sources. socialise this:

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On Liberator: The Orange Book – Still Absurd

The Liberator blog has this piece from me on today’s event celebrating the mythical status of the Orange Book among certain right-wingers. It reads as follows:- There has been more inaccurate material written about the “Orange Book” than just about every other recent Liberal publication combined. I described it at the time as “quite an […]

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Welfare – or Well Unfair?

Tuesday’s appalling news about my good friend and Liberator colleague Simon Titley has spurred me to make renewed efforts to blog. Simon founded the Liberator blog as a spontaneous outlet for his creativity, fierce intellect, uncompromising Liberalism and his great sense of fun. This morning we were all treated to the sound of Labour’s shadow […]

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A Fairer Deal for your Local

Today’s announcement of reform to the tied pub industry is a huge victory for publicans, communities and consumers alike. It is something that I have been campaigning hard to ensure for the last five years alongside Greg Mulholland MP for the last five years. I first discovered the issues of licensees being mistreated by pubcos […]

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