Tag Archives: competition

COMPETITION: WHY BE A LIBERAL DEMOCRAT

As a party with a long history we embrace the principles of Liberalism and since the merger with the SDP those of social democrats as well.

Outsiders often lazily describe the party as having liberal and social democratic wings.

The reality, of course, is a lot more complicated.

Internal pressure groups like the Social Liberal Forum and Liberal Reform represent different strands of thought within the party, but they are not disciplined organised groups.

Amongst our MPs, it has been a practice to align individuals regarding their attitude to the ground-breaking Orange Book.

If you are one of those who wrote for that particular publication, you will almost certainly find yourself described as an economic liberal.

Again, that is far too simplistic.

Charles Kennedy wrote the forward to that publication, and Vince Cable was one of the contributors.

Both come from the social democrat tradition.

Posted in Op-eds | 6 Comments

Vince: Supermarket mega-merger must be referred to competition watchdog.

The news that two of the big four supermarkets in this country were in merger talks was greeted with concern with many people.

If this goes ahead, the new company would control 30% of the market which is in few enough hands as it is.

Vince Cable basically said that it was a no-brainer that this should be fully investigated before it was allowed. He said:

The grocery market – and the British shopper – already suffers from the mid-market being dominated by just a handful of big players. What the merger of the second and third biggest supermarkets threatens is the creation of

Posted in News | Also tagged , , and | 16 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Peter
    @Jenny - The claim that global warming will lead to extreme weather is due entirely to indications from the failed climate models. Now the internet and mainstr...
  • Peter Martin
    ' “......the best state of human nature” involves nobody being poor, nobody having the desire to be richer and nobody fearing that they could be thrust...
  • john oundle
    The National sales in 2015 totaled 20,000 copies which by 2017 had collapsed to less than 10,000 in 2017. Outsold by every Scottish regional daily with the exc...
  • Paul Barker
    On The Polls, individual Polls are worse than useless. Looking at an average of recent Polls, We are around 9% & The Greens around 6%. Looking at Local B...
  • Frank W
    Not having children will do much more to save the planet than not eating meat or driving a car, so all tax and benefit incentives for having kids (in a year's t...