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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 AvatarPhilip Wilson 26th Jan - 10:11am
    Also, it is worth considering that while the Green share of the vote may increase, it probably won't result in them gaining additionally seats. It...
  • User AvatarDenis Loretto 26th Jan - 10:08am
    I think all that is required is for it to be made clear that Lord Carlile does not speak for the party on these issues...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 26th Jan - 9:57am
    Ref. 2, Do you mean AV or STV? I hope the latter. There is no way you can have a fair representative system with one-member...
  • User AvatarTsar Nicolas 26th Jan - 9:49am
    Top posts from many - but especially from Paul Walter and Matthew Harris. I suspect that Alex's real crime was defending he-who-can't-be-named.
  • User AvatarMatthew Harris 26th Jan - 9:32am
    The first duty of any politician is to tell the truth as s/he sees it. If Alex Carlile believes that our party line on this...
  • User AvatarMichael Hall 26th Jan - 9:31am
    I agree with Iain Sharpe. I don't think it is appropriate for this site to be used to attack individual members of the Party. Where...