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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 AvatarDavid Raw 25th Nov - 8:14pm
    Five things : Five things we learned, Five things we want....all common currency in local journalism these days... even Tim's doing it. Here are my...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th Nov - 8:11pm
    Malc, I think you'll find that the de facto economy spokesman in the HoC (by his own choice) is Tim Farron.
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Nov - 7:56pm
    The Autumn Statement was alright. I give it 6/10 for the climbdown on tax credit and police cuts plus the extra defence spending. Buy to...
  • User AvatarGraham Evans 25th Nov - 7:53pm
    I'm not sure where Tim got his information from regarding further education, but relatively speaking things are much better than was feared. See for instance...
  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 25th Nov - 7:51pm
    Miffed red tory . If you are not comfortable where you are don't stay there .We have good honest open debates around policy. We don't...
  • User Avatarmalc 25th Nov - 7:25pm
    I know the LibDems are thin on the ground, but surely they must have a economics spokesman in the Commons. I can't remember seeing one,...