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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 AvatarJohn Roffey 30th Mar - 6:29pm
    Sorry about to odd mistakes in the above post - the first brandy is poured at 6.00 pm precisely!
  • User AvatarManfarang 30th Mar - 6:25pm
    Harold 'the pound in your pocket' Wilson did keep Britain out of Vietnam but many in the Labour movement were disillusioned by the end of...
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    The greatest leader the party has ever had, and the best statesman this country currently has by miles. It is a shame that a combination...
  • User AvatarStephen Campbell 30th Mar - 6:22pm
    @Stimpson: "Labour are hard left under Miliband. " I always look forward to your posts, as they are brilliantly funny! In your world, you probably...
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    ATF 30th Mar '15 - 5:06pm "I worry greatly about any party that either wants the UK to break up, a regressive rather than progressive...
  • User AvatarJones 30th Mar - 6:16pm
    Thanks for the post, I quite agree.
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