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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 Avatarjedibeeftrix 30th Aug - 2:31pm
    @ Liberal Al - "On the flip side, many parts of Europe could diversify their energy sources relatively easily" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/11056880/Europe-will-be-Russias-hostage-over-gas-supplies-for-at-least-another-decade.html
  • User AvatarMartin 30th Aug - 2:21pm
    My initial temptation was to write something negative and doom laden in the style of theakes or Chris, however I do fear for the consequences...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 30th Aug - 2:14pm
    Charlie - if we're going back to the 1930s, it should be noted that Ukrainian collaboration with the Germans owed something to Stalin's forced collectivisation...
  • User Avatarcherry Philips (Ziby 30th Aug - 1:56pm
    Margaret Thatcher (well, The Iron Lady)
  • User AvatarLiberal Al 30th Aug - 1:43pm
    Well said, Joe. It is all too easy to ignore the victims here and the prejudice they suffer from all sides. The reason the 'racial...
  • User AvatarPeter Davies 30th Aug - 1:37pm
    Canadian Federalism is much less asymmetric than ours. Even Prince Edward Island (which is smaller than Kingston-upon-Thames) has co-sovereignty and vastly more powers than Greater...