One day policy conference kicks off with a round of media coverage

Today’s policy conference in London has been trailed in the media this morning, including for example this from the Press Association:

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg will warn a generation of young people risk being consigned to the economic “scrapheap” due to the failure of Gordon Brown’s policies.

In a speech to a one-day Lib Dem conference in London, Mr Clegg will say school and college leavers aged 16 to 24 look set to bear the brunt of the worsening downturn.

He will accuse Mr Brown of offering only “pointless initiatives” in response to the crisis and will call for the creation of many more new apprenticeships to offer young people hope for the future.

If you’re at the conference and twittering, the tag to use is #ldprogsoc

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One Comment

  • Elizabeth Patterson 17th Jan '09 - 7:24pm

    I wasn’t able to go to the Policy Conference, but what has worried me in the last few weeks is that I know more about other parties policies than about my own!
    This may be because we have the ultra democratic, but dare I say longwinded, method of making policy by putting our policy papers through a conference before they are adopted. Labour and tories both simply announce policies developed and agreed by their backroom specialists.
    I read the top ten political articles in every day, and I find from this source that the tories are planning a reform of the National Grid that would allow for a smart meter in every home. Now I did think, or hope, this was already LD policy. But is it?
    Why didn’t the press say “Tories adopt LD policy…..”
    I also read that the ex-military top brass are coming out against Trident; but no mention that we have been saying this for years.
    And now Milburn on schools……

    I like the idealism and inspirational style adopted by Nick Clegg, but was it Paddy who once said he would sell his grandmother for some definition!.
    I would like our people to spell out more exactly what we would do if we were in power. And to say so loudly in the press. Otherwise the others will steal all our best clothes and come the general election we will have nothing left that is distinctly ours.

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