New issue of Liberator out

Issue 398 of Liberator will soon be on its way to subscribers and the free sample articles for this issue Liberalism After Brexit, by Bernard Greaves, and Another Capitalism is Possible, by Paul Hindley, are available here.

And for those facing the rigours of a winter general election, here is the front cover illustration.

Other articles in this issue are:

Answering To A Higher Authority – Tim Farron chose to join a notably hardline Christian group, and then wondered why his views were wildly incompatible with being Lib Dem leader. Liz Barker seeks answers in his new book

Army Dreamers – The west’s counter-insurgency strategy sees the UK and its allies are pouring money into the questionably effective armed forces of repressive governments, says Rebecca Tinsley

Ukraine’s Comedian is No Comic – As America’s impeachment hearings centre on President Trump’s relations with Ukraine’s comedian president, Kiron Reid looks at how the latter got elected

Would You Want To Work Here? – Ryan Mercer looks at how Liberal Democrat employment practices shape up against what the party preaches

Getting Creative – A new organisation has formed to promote the creative industries in the Liberal Democrats and vice versa. Iain McCallum explains

Heathrow’s Forgotten Problem – It’s not just a question of a third runway, what can be done about Heathrow’s immigration centres, asks Margaret  Lally

Also, news and gossip in Radical Bulletin, 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.  

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  • Richard Underhill. 10th Nov '19 - 6:15pm

    Maybe they do not know that the first immigration centre was built quickly out of wood prefabricated panels and burnt down. There were no sprinklers.
    I understand that it is not government policy to insure, they simply bear the loss.
    Prisons such as Dartmoor have lasted longer, in the absence of Napoleonic prisoners of war.
    Realists and some cynics have noticed that the recent term of a minister is also short.

  • William Wallace 11th Nov '19 - 10:41am

    Paul Hindley’s article is very well-worth reading: we have been less good at promoting a social market model of capitalism in recent years than when Grimond was rethinking Liberal policy – and need to spell this out again.

  • Bill le Breton 11th Nov '19 - 2:36pm

    This is a superb edition, besides the excellent piece mentioned by William above there is the best explanation of our Liberalism that it is possible to write in just two pages.

    Well done the Collective.

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