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Opinion: It’s the economy stupid

The announcement on Friday that the UK economy contracted again in the last quarter of 2012 offers a damaging blow to the Government, and our leadership in particular, who have rightly and continually reaffirmed during this parliament that generating economic growth is by far their greatest priority.

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Clegg’s economic gear shift must be driven by Plan C

With the UK’s double-dip recession biting harder than previously thought, growing unease at the economy’s failure to recover appears to have elicited something of a change of emphasis at the heart of government. If Nick Clegg’s Financial Times interview (£) signifies a genuine change of direction in economic policy, and it would be welcome if so, we should ask in which direction we’re now facing. The Social Liberal Forum recently published Plan C, our approach to achieving a fair, sustainable economy, so it pays to benchmark Clegg’s call to “shift up a gear” against the values

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    Disastrous decision and quite possibly the final nail in the coffin for the party - just wait for the exodus including many who've only just...
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    Twelve years ago on Iraq the Liberal Democrats stood for rational caution against knee-jerk gung-ho politics. We were right. Two days ago it looked as...
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    @Cllr Mark Wright - "the government of Syria has been screaming for help" - you mean the government who are killing their own people with...
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    If this were a decision made during the Coalition, I would be disappointed but not surprised. I am both disappointed and surprised at it now....
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    Sorry Tim. Bad call. I hope I'm wrong but I greatly fear terrorism on our streets in the near future as a direct result of...
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    Bad call, we've just signed up fore another in lesson in abject failure. It comes to something when I agree with Matthew Parris and Christopher...