Tag Archives: liberal philososophy

The Green Book – new directions for Liberals in government

green-bookYesterday saw the launch of a book project that I’ve been working on with colleagues over the last year. Between us, we persuaded 27 authors to put pen to paper and say what should be in a programme for government, one that’s fit for the world we live in today. Some 70 people from business, NGOs, academia, think-tanks and political parties joined us in Westminster for the launch.

Our choice of the title “Green Book” is a very conscious nod towards the Orange Book of a decade ago and indeed Lloyd George’s Yellow Book – really authored by John Maynard Keynes – 85 years ago. Last week I wrote how times have changed since then.

Each author has a specific point of view but all were united in saying we can’t go on as we are, both as a country and as a party. As editors, we were clear that the LibDems are now a party of national government; we need a programme to put before the voters that’s frank about the challenges Britain faces: the first industrialised nation that has largely exhausted its natural resources and now has to compete for energy, food and raw materials with the burgeoning economies of India, Brazil and China.

Posted in Books, News and Party policy and internal matters | Also tagged and | 10 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRob 8th Feb - 11:04pm
    It should be banned, not for it's biographical content but purely because it's a truly dreadful song.
  • User AvatarGeoff Reid 8th Feb - 10:47pm
    The national anthem should not be banned. Quietly disposed of yes, for all sorts of good political reasons - but not simply because it represents...
  • User AvatarIgor S 8th Feb - 10:46pm
    Will not deny that David Cameron is a rather poor statesman (although he's a "nice chap"). However, the real culprit of the mass anti-EU feeling...
  • User Avatarexpats 8th Feb - 10:46pm
    AndrewR 8th Feb '16 - 10:08pm.......................Can anyone actually find a quote from Chris Bryant saying it should be banned? I couldn't. What I found was..."Delilah...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 8th Feb - 10:41pm
    Mark , very good to hear from you as I like your stance on most things but not this one ! Of course you are...
  • User AvatarAllan Heron 8th Feb - 10:16pm
    It's been sung by Welsh rugby fans for years. Frankly, it seems like there was nothing better to report so this was used to stir...