New issue of Liberator out….

Issue 395 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

Our first free sample article for this issue gives Liberator’s take on the potential contenders – with varying degrees of probability – as the next leader following Vince Cable signalling his retirement.

In the second Paul Hindley wonders why the Lib Dems won’t grasp Liberal policies in place over decades offer solutions to the crises of Brexit and inequality,

Both are on: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk 

Also in this issue:

Getting on without us? – The UK may end up absent but European Parliament elections will be held in May. David Grace assesses the ALDE group’s chances

What’s the record of the last man standing? – Vince Cable probably did not intend to become leader in 2017, but as others fell away the job was his. How did he do, ask Ruth Coleman Taylor and Mick Taylor?

From riches to rags – Lorraine Zuleta charts Venezuela’s fall from wealth and democracy to poverty and repression under its socialist government

And they’re off! – With 16 candidates already in the field do the Democrats have any hope of finding someone who can beat Donald Trump asks James R Davidson

Porn baffles the tories – The Government’s bid to stop minors accessing porn sites is technologically illiterate and bound to fail, says Natasha Chapman

A gap in the classroom – Claire Tyler finds poor early years provision has created regional attainment gaps for school pupils

From the toilets of history – The TIGgers and Liberal Democrats may want to do deals – there’s a textbook example from 1981 of how not to do this, says Mark Smulian

Of catchfarters and virtuecrats – A new Social Liberal Forum book shows why the problem with Labour is lack of radicalism and how Lib Dems should fill the gap. Iain Brodie Browne explains

Look before you leap – The Liberal Democrat Federal Board’s adoption without consultation of a definition of Islamophobia leaves some women, LGBT+ people and dissident Muslims unable to answer their critics, says Toby Keynes

Targeting the wrong target – Despite the problems with targeting highlighted by Michael Meadowcroft in Liberator 394, Chris Davies is still to hear a better idea

Also, news and gossip in Radical Bulletin, letters, reviews and Lord Bonkers’ Diary.

Back issues of Liberator from 2001 onwards are available free, together with subscription details (£25 a year) on our website.  See: www.liberatormagazine.org.uk

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One Comment

  • Peter Hirst 12th Apr '19 - 2:21pm

    We’re still not distinctive enough. If we’re Liberal Democrats we should be talking more about human rights, freedom of expression and freedom to demonstrate. We can still campaign on other issues but put a freedom aspect to them; for instance, freedom to choose your school, GP or use public transport.

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