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New issue of Liberator free online

Liberator 401 is on its way to subscribers and is available as a free download from our website.

We’d – fortuitously – decided before the pandemic to go free online only from September but because many potential readers are stuck at home we’re putting our last few print issues up online too as they come out.

The website also has a free archive of copies back to 2001.

Liberator 401 includes:

  • The People They Forgot – It was too little, too late when the Government tried to protect care homes from Covid-19, leading to a scandal of needless deaths, say Claire Tyler and

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New issue of Liberator out

Issue 399 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers and it’s a bumper 40 page issue, mainly given over to analysing the December general election and its consequences, and how the party handled both ‘revoke’ and ‘Jo Swinson could be your next prime minister’.

The free sample articles for this issue are by Simon Hughes on seeing the campaign unravel, and from Nick Harvey on what he thinks were the eight major errors made by the party.

Also in this issue new party president Mark Pack answers our questions and Peter Dunphy explains how Unite to Remain was put together.

Reflections on the general election also come from: Liz Barker, Tony Greaves, Ruth Coleman Taylor, Nigel Lindsay, Theo Butt Philip and many others.

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New Issue of Liberator Out

Issue 394 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

Our first free sample article for this issue gives three perspectives from the continent on Brexit, by Søs Haugaard, Kate Vanovitch and Sonja Rentz.

In the second, Tony Greaves explains how the Liberal Democrat preamble – barely contentious when written – now reads like a revolutionary text.

Both are on: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk

Also in this issue:

PARLIAMENT PERFORMS THE PARROT SKETCH  The contortions of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit remind David Grace more of Monty Python than an effective legislature

PADDY ASHDOWN 1941 – 2018 Obituaries by Alan Leaman, Rebecca Tinsley, Roger Hayes, Mark Smulian, Claire Tyler and Les Farris

WHERE DID ENGLAND GO?  Jonathan Coe’s new novel Middle England uses characters from some earlier books to chart the nation’s path into one of mutually uncomprehending tribes after the 2016 referendum, finds Jonathan Calder

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Conference issue of Liberator out

Issue 392 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

Our first free sample article for this issue is by Vince Cable on his plans for a supporters scheme and changing restrictions on who can be a candidate and vote in leadership elections. This longer article explains his reasoning in more detail than has appeared elsewhere.

In the other free article Caron Lindsay says the immigration policy paper going to the Brighton conference is so flawed that it must be defeated.

Both are on: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk and to get the new issue of the magazine do come to our stall …

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New Issue of Liberator Out – Issue 390 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

Our two free sample articles for this issue are by former MP Norman Baker on his experiences as a Home Office when Theresa May set about constructing her ‘hostile environment’, which was to lead to the Windrush scandal, and by Claire Tyler on ideas to help young people deal with precarious work, unaffordable housing and low incomes. Both are on: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk

 Also in this issue:

 How Green Was My Pact? Richmond Liberal Democrats struck a pact with the Greens and took control of the council in May. Was this too high a price to pay? Wendy Kyrle-Pope says it worked, while Theo Butt-Philip urges caution

 Firm But Unfair The royal family used its recent wedding to burnish its image, but ‘Operation Charlie’ will call them into question, says Sarah Green

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New Issue of Liberator Out

Issue 389 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

This issue starts with assessments by Paul Hindley of the Bernard Greaves and David Howarth booklet Towards a Liberal Future – which is available as a free download at: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk – and by Susan Simmonds of the Social Liberal Forum’s Four Go In Search of Big Ideas: putting progressive Ideas at the heart of politics. See: www.socialliberal.net

Our two free sample articles from this issue concern two major controversies in the recent news that have not yet played out. Lib Dem peer Trevor Smith looks at how the collapse of …

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New issue of Liberator out

Issue 387 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

Find out with our two free articles from this issue why Paul Hindley thinks the Lib Dems have chosen irrelevance over outspokenness despite being on only 7.4% of the vote, and Tony Greaves’ explanation of why Liberalism needs its capital L.

Also in this issue:

  • Peter Harvey gives a resident’s take on why the move for Catalan independence is an elite defending itself.
  • Claire Tyler looks at how to turn round the inequality that led to the Brexit vote.
  • Peter Black explains what’s gone wrong in Wales after the recent

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New Issue of Liberator out

Issue 381 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

This issue’s free sample online content is from Tony Greaves on the people who have joined Labour’s Momentum and whether they pose a threat to the Liberal Democrats, and from David Grace on why Liberal Democrat MPs should be ready to oppose Brexit.

Elsewhere the issue has Michael Meadowcroft’s explanation of why the Leave campaign’s mis-selling means the referendum result should be overturned.

Jennie Rigg wonders if Brexit supporters are in the grip of a cargo cult and Tom Clifford looks at the context of the far right’s growth in Europe.

David Boyle explains …

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