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The Independent View: A strong agenda for the most disadvantaged – an opportunity for Liberal leadership?

Rough sleeper, Embankment, London - Some rights reserved by Dedly SiriusFifteen years ago this month New Labour heralded their intent to tackle complex and intractable social problems by launching a dedicated social exclusion unit within government. Fifteen years on, the challenges facing people with complex problems such as mental health issues, homelessness and substance misuse are still very real. In fact, there are indications that these problems are on the rise. Last year saw a 14 per cent increase in the number of homeless households. Rough sleepers are growing in number – up 43% across last year in London. There is a need for

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  • User AvatarRichard S 19th Sep - 7:56am
    @Tsar Nicolas - I would have to say the government deserve credit for calling the Scots' bluff. After decades of calling us colonisers and oppressors...
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    Don't forget many British people do in fact aquire another nationality-Australian, Canadian etc. Often our best and brightest.
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    Steve Comer, I have just watched Cameron in Downing St sayingbthat a Bill will be published in January, so there is no chance of legislation...
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    The Liberal Party was and as The Liberal Democrats is the party of Home Rule
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    Congratulations to Caron Lindsay who more than anyone has been the face of the NO Campaign in LDV. She deserves a well earned rest, although...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 19th Sep - 7:16am
    Lord Smith of Kelvin and The Long Grass ??? http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Smith,_Baron_Smith_of_Kelvin