New issue of Liberator out

It’s not often Liberator has a “hold the front page” moment but we did to briefly fit in something on the Guardian letter about party strategy and Ed Davey’s reaction to the 30 signatories, including by all accounts dissent at the Federal Policy Committee.

Find out the news in Radical Bulletin and the thoughts of Lord Bonkers, and this is what is in Liberator 420, which you can download for free here.

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FOUR DAYS GOOD.

What is the Government scared of in Lib Dem South Cambridgeshire’s trial of four-day working, wonders council leader Bridget Smith

HYPOCRISY REIGNS IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

Rebecca Tinsley wonders why mass killings in Sudan lack the attention focused on Gaza

A RAPID AND UNCONTROLLED DISASSEMBLY OF GOVERNMENT

Suella Braverman’s campaign against rough sleepers was enough to put J Frasier Hewitt off breakfast, and the rest of the Government looks hopeless to a former Tory too

RUNNING UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR

Mid Bedfordshire showed the Liberal Democrats how not to campaign, but Michael Meadowcroft sees a lesson form Poland in how to effectively take on nationalism and populism

AND SO TO MID BEDS

The failure in Mid Bedfordshire holds three lessons the Liberal Democrats should have the wisdom to learn from, says Roger Hayes

A LONG ROAD HOME

Getting the UK back into the European Union can only be a long-term goal, though one helped by Brexit’s manifest failings, says Nick Harvey

A FEW MORE BRICKS IN THE WALLS

Lib Dem policy risks being easily caricatured as making heroic promises about housing people, while sabotaging every practical step to deliver that promise, writes Gareth Epps

WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG, BUT COULD GO RIGHT

Stewart Rayment looks at a rare academic analysis of the Liberal Democrats, describing how they lost their way but could follow some ideas for recovery

DOUBLE STANDARDS

Why are only certain people legally resident in the UK entitled to vote, asks Suzanne Fletcher

WHAT LABOUR WONT SAY.

Labour is being timid on tax. What about taxing earned and unearned income the same, asks William Tranby

STUCK IN THE SLOW LANE.

Support for a blanket 20mph speed limit is just one of the Liberal Democrats’ policy blunders in Wales, says Peter Black

OBITUARY: MICHAEL STEED

David Grace pays tribute to psephologist and former Liberal president Michael Steed, who has died aged 83

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