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Putting the party’s message in a distinctively liberal context – Part 2: the economy

This is the second of three posts looking at the party’s messaging. The first was published here yesterday; the last and final post will appear tomorrow.

The first half of our message emphasises economic competence: bringing back (as David Laws once put it) Gladstonian Liberalism to the Treasury and setting us up to be competitive in a fast-changing, globalised economy.

So far, much of the focus has been on our willingness to take “tough decisions”. Here, for example, is David Laws speaking to the Independent recently: “in the past people have known we stood for a fairer society but have …

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  • User AvatarCara Jenkinson 25th Nov - 4:08pm
    Thanks for all the useful comments and feedback. Eddie Sammon, I'd like to think we can be influential because we are the world's 5th biggest...
  • User AvatarJennie 25th Nov - 4:00pm
    Stuart: from what I've seen since posting yesterday it may have been a case of the sales department promising something that was explicitly against policy....
  • User AvatarGlenn 25th Nov - 3:58pm
    Eddie. With the Russians. Americans and French bombing with far larger air forces and Aircraft carriers that actually have aircraft on them, what do you...
  • User AvatarPHIL THOMAS 25th Nov - 3:55pm
    Not the message i'm getting on the doorstep.
  • User AvatarManfarang 25th Nov - 3:51pm
    malc Well done the Lib Dems in the Lords.
  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 25th Nov - 3:36pm
    Just saw a bit of it . I caught a sight of Norman Lamb; but where were the other Lib Dems.? I'll have to watch...