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Nick Clegg’s The Liberal Moment: your blogosphere reader

Today saw the publication of Nick Clegg’s Demos pamphlet, The Liberal Moment, outlining his thoughts on progressive politics over the past century, moving forward to the future.

The party’s media office made the trusting (and canny) move to give a group of Lib Dem bloggers advance sight of the document, which means there’s already been a vigorous response around the blogosphere. In chronological order, here are the posts to date (we’ll add others as they appear):

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Nick pledges to seize the Liberal Moment

You can tell it’s a pre-conference week… on Monday, the Lib Dems’ deputy leader Vince Cable launched the party’s response to the fiscal crisis, while today Nick Clegg has published a major pamphlet with think-tank Demos outlining his thoughts on progressive politics. Titled The Liberal Moment it’s available for download as a PDF dcument here.

Nick also has an article in today’s Times setting out his ambiton for the Lib Dems to replace Labour as the progressive party at a national level. Here’s an excerpt:

Today I am publishing a pamphlet, The Liberal Moment, in which I make a simple argument: in the same way that Labour eclipsed a tired Liberal Party almost a century ago, the Liberal Democrats now offer a new rallying point for a resurgent progressive movement in Britain, replacing Labour as the dominant force of progressive politics.

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  • User AvatarPaul Walter 26th Apr - 2:47am
    David Allen 25th Apr '15 - 7:53pm | Edit "Blimey, somebody needs to paint me as angry. Presumably this is an attempt to persuade people...
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    As predicted, a new "that's another fine mess you have gotten us into," moment from Nick. Nick seems to be boxing us into a corner...
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    On a positive note Bristol West was always likely to be demographically bad for us lots of progressive lefties who backed us as anti Blair...
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    A light bulb has gone off in my head. Scottish Lib Dems need to become "Scotland United" or "Scottish Alliance" and basically promise to put...
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