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Baroness Tyler writes… Developing character and resilience in young people

The Social Mobility All Party Parliamentary Group have been working since 2011 to get an in-depth understanding of what it is that enables some people to get ahead in life whilst others fall behind and aren’t able make the most of their abilities and potential.

What became glaring to us through our report on “The Seven Key Truths of Social Mobility” published last year was the importance of so-called “soft skills”, an area all too often neglected in the social mobility debate. To shine a spotlight on this neglected area we held a Character and Resilience Summit yesterday in Admiralty House …

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Book review: Peace, Reform and Liberation – “the first port of call for anyone wishing to learn more about Liberal and Liberal Democrat history”

There has long been a need for a single volume history of the Liberal and Liberal Democrat parties covering the entire period from its roots in the constitutional struggles of the seventeenth century to the present day.

While Liberal history has received plenty of attention from historians, previous studies of the party have been limited to a specific eras or themes. In many ways of course the party has several histories. This includes the origins of the Liberal tradition in the Whigs of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the heyday of Liberal government in the middle of the nineteenth century, the party’s decline and near extinction between the 1920s and 1950s, its recovery in the second half of the twentieth century, and now the challenges of governing in coalition with the party’s historic enemies, the Conservatives.

So it is welcome that the Liberal Democrat History Group has sought to fill a gap with Peace, Reform and Liberation.

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  • User AvatarRichard Dean 27th Aug - 5:43pm
    @Alice. My point is not that at all. I am asking: what will an electorate understand if we say that "the LibDems are a feminist...
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 27th Aug - 5:11pm
    Richard - the interpretation given here, as stated, is that a party is feminist when it espouses feminist ideals as the Lib Dems do and...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 27th Aug - 4:48pm
    Hi David, you make a good point that a company could leverage their assets and return money to shareholders anyway, but perhaps this should be...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 27th Aug - 4:44pm
    Maajid is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting people in the party. Well done!
  • User AvatarWilliam Hobhouse 27th Aug - 4:39pm
    Thanks Ed, I take from your response that, while pure and applied R&D do join up sometimes, the science budget is about university research and...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 27th Aug - 4:36pm
    @Alice. But is that the same as saying the LibDems are "a feminist party"? How will voters interpret this phrase? Is white light the same...