New issue of Liberator out

Issue 382 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

This issue’s free sample online content is from Nick Harvey on winning back support in the south west from voters who may have backed Brexit, and from Lester Holloway on whether the Alderdice review of diversity will tackle issues facing Liberal Democrats from ethnic groups

Elsewhere the new issue has:


by Claire Tyler, who has secured new legislation to improve child mental


TROUBLE IN J-TOWN by Rebecca Tinsley, who has seen terrorism, religious polarisation, and eye-watering corruption in northern Nigeria

MORE UNITED, by Michael Meadowcroft, who thinks Paddy Ashdown’s More United initiative damages Liberal politics

FIRST EARTHQUAKE, THEN SLAVERY by Margaret Lally, on how Nepal’s earthquakes have worsened an already dire situation for girls and young women at risk of trafficking

GEORGIA’S DEMOCRACY FINDS ITS FEET by Kiron Reid, who has served as a long-term election observer there

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, by Christine Graf, who thinks the lure of corruption may be Donald Trump’s undoing

THE GLOBAL POLICEMAN GOES by Tom Arms, who foresees the end of Pax Americana

THE TRUMP I KNEW, by Debra Storr, who tangled with Donald Trump when she was a Lib Dem councillor in Aberdeenshire

A SENSE OF HISTORY, by Alan Sherwell, who looks at the Journal of Liberal History’s review of policy under the Coalition

GET OVER THE LOSS, by David Green, a pro-Bexit member of the continuing Liberal Party

There’s lots else too, including news and gossip in Radical Bulletin, letters, reviews and Lord Bonkers’ Diary.

Back issues and subscription details (£25 a year) are on our website.


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  • “Get over the loss” by a pro-Brexit member of the continuity Liberal Party who are anything but liberal? No thanks!

  • Aberdeenshire. The Lib Dems didn’t cover themselves in glory in the way they dealt with Councillor Martin Ford.

  • Since when has any political party local or national “covered itself in glory”. One persons glory is anothers mistake”.

  • Tony Greaves 22nd Jan '17 - 11:40pm

    I hope the article by David Green is on one sheet so I can tear it out and throw it away!

  • Huge good sense from Nick Harvey, which will give many on this site, from the editors down, the vapours.

  • Excellent analysis from Nick Harvey. I particularly liked his point that ‘while clever computer analysis from London HQ identified 600 likely Liberal voters in his constituency he in reality won a number of times with up to 24,000 votes’. I could repeat the same story from Chesterfield where I won with over 21,000 votes.

    Substitute Nick’s ‘dispossessed rural poor…..’ with ‘dispossessed urban poor..’ and the rest of his constituency profile of ‘…no universities so few academics or students and a small middle class so few chatterati….’ fits Chesterfield like a glove. Clearly neither North Devon or Chesterfield should ever have been won by our Party if we only wanted to appeal to ‘true Liberal’ voters. According to the new Core Vote prescription that we should pitch to the Liberal, educated middle class they never would be again.

    But at least Nick can be comforted that regaining seats in the South West is at least talked about by the self appointed Core Vote strategists. In this brave new world ‘The North’ apparently is to be abandoned to UKIP, this multiverse’s equivalent of the White Walkers.

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