Liberal Vision writes… New site, new vision

If any more proof were needed, budget day and the abuse of expenses by Cabinet Ministers suffice. We are witnessing the death throes of a Labour government after over a decade of self-serving centralisation, waste and intrusion.

The Conservatives may be ahead in the polls, but it is hard to work out what answers they think they have. They are not advocating anything other than twiddling at the margins.

They believe their strongest argument is that their leader is not Gordon Brown. This is pathetic. Cameron is terrified to offer a real alternative, while his party is tied to its illiberal roots.

I believe that UK needs a radical change of direction. The modern day high-spending, more-legislation, cosy and corrupt consensus has been a disaster.

I want the Liberal Democrats to offer a real and distinct alternative. That’s why we at Liberal Vision are proposing less government and more personal freedom as the best means of increasing prosperity, peace and fairness in Britain.

Today Liberal Vision launches its new website, deliberately in a blog style. It’s available at the same URL as before, here…

We have opted for this format as part of our commitment to encourage debate within the party.

Another new Lib Dem blog that has launched recently is that of the Social Liberal Forum, and we welcome their arrival on the scene. Although I disagree with much of what they say, I’m glad they are saying it and am very pleased that they are doing so within the Liberal Democrats.

I want an honest, frank and open debate about policy within the Lib Dems, our broad church, mainstream party. We should feel confident in embracing and discussing new radical ideas.

If you agree with our ideas then please join us here . But either way, we would be delighted to hear your comments and criticisms.

* Ed Joyce has been a member or supporter of the Liberal Democrats and their predecessors since joining the Young Liberals in 1979. He is currently Ward Organiser for the marginal Walpole ward in Ealing.

Editor’s note:
Lib Dem blogger Charlotte Gore welcomes the emergence of the Liberal Vision site HERE:

… it’s an opportunity to get more classically liberal/libertarian stuff out into the Lib Dem blogosphere – for better or worse. I won’t agree with everything they say or do, but I’d rather they were saying it, and, in combination with the SLF, keep the debates alive.

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  • It's not cricket 12th May '09 - 11:52pm

    Never mind all this, I’m just deeply disappointed that Ed has chosen to leave Middlesex for a “more glamorous” county. How will we ever return to the glory days of Gatt, Embers & co if our best players up sticks so readily :o(

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