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I’m a liberal and I’m sticking up for Nick Clegg over David Miranda and The Guardian

Civil liberties. It’s the issue that unites Lib Dems like no other. While you’ll find a range of views within the party on big issues that matter more to the voters — such as the economy or the NHS or even tuition fees — personal freedom, the right to live your life as you choose, is at the heart of liberalism. Nick Clegg made his name within the Lib Dems as shadow home affairs spokesman by proposing measures like the Freedom Bill and threatening to go to prison rather than carry an ID card.

Yet civil liberties is also the …

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  • User AvatarJohn Marriott 26th Feb - 10:34am
    Peter Kenny is unfortunately right. “All things to all men” used to be a common criticism of the Lib Dems. His point about grinding Brexit...
  • User AvatarTom Harney 26th Feb - 10:21am
    Thank you. For me this is a valuable insight. The question of how to organise using this as one of the underlying ideas needs serious...
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 26th Feb - 10:19am
    A very important contribution, but it is not just a mix of strategy and tactics that is the problem it is our culture, which needs...
  • User AvatarPeter Kenny 26th Feb - 10:12am
    I must say that I’ve never really imagined your strategy was anything other than wringing a few seats out of the system by saying anything...
  • User Avatarexpats 26th Feb - 10:07am
    TCO 26th Feb '20 - 8:[email protected] you’re completely missing the point (which is unsurprising, as you are a self-declared unreconstructed top-down socialist).......That’s not what people...
  • User AvatarJohn Hall 26th Feb - 9:48am
    Given the Party's supposed belief in Universal Human Rights as set out in the Preamble to our Constitution - rights which were enshrined in International...