New Issue of Liberator Out

Issue 389 of Liberator is on its way to subscribers.

This issue starts with assessments by Paul Hindley of the Bernard Greaves and David Howarth booklet Towards a Liberal Future – which is available as a free download at: – and by Susan Simmonds of the Social Liberal Forum’s Four Go In Search of Big Ideas: putting progressive Ideas at the heart of politics. See:

Our two free sample articles from this issue concern two major controversies in the recent news that have not yet played out. Lib Dem peer Trevor Smith looks at how the collapse of Carillion is an example of the UK having become a kleptocracy, and Margaret Lally discusses the impact of the Oxfam sex abuse scandal on the public support for overseas aid. Both are on:

Also in this issue:
Carillion shows the way – The construction and outsourcing giant’s collapse shows why we need economic democracy, says Peter Tatchell

What have you joined – The Liberal Democrats still cannot explain their values, even to their new members, says David Grace

Apple turnover – A strategy motion that isn’t a strategy and two policy papers no one will read stuffed with apple pie but not motherhood. What was the point of the Southport conference, asks Tony Greaves

Your what? – Jennie Rigg has started asking questions about Your Liberal Britain, and finds the answers throw up rather more of them

Call the interpreter – John Alderdice’s review of the Liberal Democrats’ relations with ethnic minorities doesn’t quite say what it means. Alex Dee translates it for us

Monument to a forgotten era – Jonathan Calder reviews Chris Rennard’s political autobiography of his time as an election winner, but finds it stops short of the controversies that were to affect his reputation

Blood on Britain’s hands – The carnage in Yemen is a pointless war made worse by UK complicity, and may spread unless stopped, says Paul Reynolds

Pride before a fall – Liberal Democrat were part of a wide coalition that felled Haringey’s Labour leader and halted a catastrophic privatisation, Nigel Scott reports

Tories turn on charities – The Tory takeover of the Charity Commission endangers charities’ work with, says Liz Barker

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.

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