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reformIt seems that journalists in the national media now make time to read Liberal Democrat policy consultation papers, even before they are discussed at Conference.

Following the Mail’s rant about the so-called ‘jewelry tax‘ (from the Tax Policy consultation paper), we now have a more reasoned appraisal by the Guardian of one of the proposals in the consultation paper on Political and Constitutional Reform.

This major consultation is very wide ranging, and begins thus:

Our recent policy on constitutional and political reform has tended to focus on altering the democratic structures of the United Kingdom. We have sought pluralism in our electoral system, strength and legitimacy in our Parliament, and radical decentralisation of power to national, regional and local institutions.

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  • User AvatarStephen Tall 26th Nov - 3:43pm
    Worth noting the current forecast for May 2015 from Stephen Fisher, one of the academics behind the (very accurate) BBC/ITV exit poll forecast in 2010....
  • User AvatarAlex Sabine 26th Nov - 3:35pm
    Nick Clegg's proposals, as outlined in the FT article, seem to be largely peripheral to the issue of financial incentive, although much would depend on...
  • User AvatarErnest 26th Nov - 3:30pm
    On continuing surveys, public opinion is basically in favour of more localism, less-militarism, more reform to the way we are governed and environmental policies. So...
  • User AvatarPaul Walter 26th Nov - 3:06pm
    Paul Haydon Great point. Thank you. I have amended our headline accordingly.
  • User AvatarMartin 26th Nov - 3:03pm
    The BBC site quotes Clegg "I have already proposed that we work with other states to stop EU migrants from claiming child benefit for children...
  • User AvatarColinW 26th Nov - 2:55pm
    EU rules specifically exclude 'benefit tourism'. Migrants between EU countries can only stay for 3 months if they are not financially self supporting. http://blogs.ec.europa.eu/ECintheUK/here-–-again-–-the-real-facts-on-migration-and-the-rights-to-claim-benefits-in-the-eu/