New LDV members’ survey now live: your views on Scotland, drugs, Nick v Nigel, the economy, the Coalition, and much more!

imageThe new LDV members’ survey is now live. So if you are one of the c.1,500 registered members of the Liberal Democrat Voice forum — and any paid-up party member is welcome to join — then you now have the opportunity to make your views known.

Questions we’re asking this month include:

  • do you support or oppose Scotland becoming independent?
  • should we decriminalise/legalise ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ drugs?
  • hot-topics such as Heathrow expansion, opt-in organ donation, e-cigarettes, 50p top-rate of tax, pension annuities, and Nick v Nigel
  • your views on Nick Clegg’s leadership and of leading figures within the Lib Dems;
  • and what you think of the Coalition’s performance to date.

It should take no longer than 10 minutes minutes to fill in. All registered members of the Forum should have today been e-mailed with a unique link to take you to the survey. If you haven’t received yours, or if you are signing up to the Forum now, please drop Ryan Cullen a line at [email protected]. Please do check your spam folder first, though, in case it’s ended up there!

We’ll publish the results in a few days’ time. You can access the results from our previous LDV members surveys by clicking here — and you can access a Google spreadsheet of our ‘Coalition tracker’ and ‘leading Lib Dems’ ratings here.

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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  • Ian Griffiths 16th Apr '14 - 5:26pm

    1,I feel Scotland should remain in the UK,

    2 We should legalise All know drugs unless prescribed by GP or Hospital

    3I am with Nick all the way in regards to the Nick V farage .E Cigarettes are more harm and people have been diagnosed with Cancer than someone who smokes tailor made cigarettes.

    4,Nick has been the best Leader our party has ever had since Paddy Ashdown.Hope he can make History by becoming the 2nd only Liberal Democrat Prime Minister.
    5, We would of been allot better of in a Coalition with the Labour party but only on some of the Policys .Problem we have is we are being put down by the general Public for the Mistakes The torys have done even if we voted against them.

  • It is the Scottish right to choose. The underlining question is does the Scottish people feel they can wait for the UK to reform into a truely devolved federation of the British Isles? Can regions have direct input into 2nd house as they do in Germany?
    Again, I support the European ideal, but feel the policies of NATO are going to weigh heavily against the EU. The problem is that NATO is dominated by US imperialism and that countries’ self interest. Europe needs a separate policy which is democratic; We owe it to the American people.
    Liberal Democracy is larger than one leader. Westminster can feel like an exclusive club, democrats must always remember that the people elected them there and its the people that come first. Do not like Conservatives nor Labour they are too centralistic.
    The best leaders: 1st choice: Charles Kennedy. 2nd Choice: Ming Campbell.

  • David White 17th Apr '14 - 1:19pm

    Ermmm…… Will some kind person please remind me: who was the first ‘Liberal Democrat Prime Minister’? – Just asking….

  • The questions about austerity are obsolete. Simon Jenkins has pointed out that Osborne’s tough talk is just verbal cover for a policy which includes plenty of economic stimulus, which is probably why it has worked. So, one-and-a-half cheers for Osborne the Keynesian. Loud boos for the way he has done it, giving tax breaks to the Tories’ friends in business, the housing market, and favoured polluting industries like fracking – while inflicting austerity only on the poor.

  • Do you actually know what e-cigarettes are, Ian?

  • David Evershed 22nd Apr '14 - 7:10pm

    David Allen is correct that the coalition (not just Osborne) has followed a Keynsian policy of running a huge deficit to stimulate the economy . Austerity has been deferred.

    There has been no reduction in cash spending as yet – which means an annual £100bn deficit of Government spending against income . Future generations will have to pay for their own government spending and ours too. But hey – that’s their problem.

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