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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 AvatarLORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb - 4:08pm
    David Thank you .I actually would not agree with some of what you say , in its detail , while understanding your thrust . I...
  • User Avatarexpats 12th Feb - 4:05pm
    LORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb '16 - 3:33pm....expats.....I understand your point of view.....................I believe the public with one view do not exist . Many understand where...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 12th Feb - 3:56pm
    Antony Hook | Thu 11th February 2016 - 7:45 am Antony, apologies for wandering off the very important point you are making.
  • User AvatarLORENZO CHERIN 12th Feb - 3:52pm
    PS Stephen, when I say group think I do not mean older and or left wing Liberals in our party are part of some sort...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 12th Feb - 3:46pm
    Lorenzo, I think a lot of what you say is excellent, and accords very much with my thoughts. Nick was not a bad man, but...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 12th Feb - 3:45pm
    "A system of taxation which is designed to discourage more harmful use." What on earth does that mean ?