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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 AvatarMichael BG 27th Jun - 2:28pm
    The most important part of this article is making sure no one is left behind. So we need to drop any talk of an “open”...
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    Noel, you make some very important points. I am sure that one of the main reasons for our very poor share of the vote, is...
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    This is great stuff Bobby. Our policy making often seems to be based on tinkering with the status quo rather than expressing our values. I...
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    Good article Sam. I think you are on the money in stating "Our party must show it has answers to the housing crisis, the mental...
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    Barry, That is a false equivalence. The EU has grown massively since the first referendum, and shown itself to be an ever-growing, overly bureaucratic illiberal...
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    Let me make a confident prediction if that is what you want Arnold. I confidently predict that if you are right, the attitude of the...
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