Liberator’s first free online issue out now

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Alongside Radical Bulletin, Letters, Reviews and Lord Bonkers’ Diary, Liberator 403 includes:

The coffee smells off

Ed Davey’s listening tour is all very well, but have the Lib Dems any idea what they want people to think about them, wonders David Grace.

Generous Gesture

Julian Huppert explains the origin of The Generous Society,Tom King’s new booklet on the meaning of liberal values.

Will Russia rescue Trump again?

Tell a big lie often enough and people will believe it; that is presidential politics in the age of Trump, says Martha Elliott.

Who won the Iraq war?

Turns out it was Iran as American errors left the country at the mercy of their militias and a revived IS, says Rebecca Tinsley.

My enemy’s enemy

China and Iran are drawing closer with potentially serious global consequences, says Jonathan Fryer.

Here’s your first task Ed

What, besides making coffee, is the one key thing Ed Davey should do as the new Lib Dem leader. Liberator contacted a range of readers, this is what they had to say.

Beware of Labour

Many Lib Dems look to a ‘progressive alliance’ with Labour. Kris Brown urges caution in an open letter to Ed Davey.

Well worth the risk

Liberals should aim to reopen society on its old terms once the Covid-19 risk abates, says Tom Barney.

The arts on a knife edge

Live performance doesn’t not work like other businesses and its workforce cannot return while social distancing is in place. Help is needed to save tens of thousands of jobs, says Janice Turner.

Hold very tight please

Just as some progress was being made in reducing car traffic, the pandemic spells trouble for public transport, says Mark Smulian.

Is it a Tory plot?

Conservative county council leaders are trying to create huge unity authorities, it will though still probably end in tiers, says Chris White.

Dangerous waters

Action is needed to help refugees making perilous crossings from France to the UK, says Suzanne Fletcher.

Black and blue

Institutional racism is alive and well in the police. It’s time to try some new approaches, says Natasha Chapman.

Iron curtain twitchers 

Ruth Coleman-Taylor recalls the mysterious invitation to the Young Liberals to visit post-invasion Czechoslovakia.

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