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Economic liberals or social liberals? Pragmatists or ideologues? How Lib Dem members describe their own political identity

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Almost 600 party members responded to this set of questions – thank you – in a supplementary poll ran just before the party conference.

How do Lib Dem members think of their own political identity? I asked this question in April 2011, when the Coalition was less than a year old. With less than a year of the Coalition left, I thought it was time to revisit it.

60% social liberals,

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Reinventing the State reprinted

I’m very pleased to say that Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Century has been reprinted with the first print run having sold out. The editors (myself, Duncan Brack and David Howarth) have taken the opportunity to relate the book to recent events by including a new foreword which explains why we think the ideas contained in the book are more relevant than ever. Among other points, we have said:

The collapse of the banking system worldwide has revealed the ultimate dependence of what had previously appeared to be free-standing market relationships on straightforwardly state institutions, such

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  • User AvatarRoger Lake 15th Dec - 3:59pm
    Brian, many thanks for your excellent starter. I have read only 2 or 3 responses so far, being busy with Christmas, but I shall. Glancing...
  • User AvatarLazy Scribble 15th Dec - 3:52pm
    @Mark Valladares I know. No offence meant. However, there are plenty of free platforms available to create a more "magazine" style site, and to move...
  • User AvatarMartin 15th Dec - 3:52pm
    John Marriott: I am puzzled by your response - I presume you read my comment to you? I am puzzled because it is not about...
  • User AvatarBarry Lofty 15th Dec - 3:48pm
    I wish people would stop blaming us oldies for all the woes that the past few years have thrown at us. I too feel that...
  • User AvatarDuctus 15th Dec - 3:38pm
    @Peter "So where did the Remain votes go, and why?" About a third of Tories voted remain in 2016 and about 2 thirds of those...
  • User AvatarMark Valladares 15th Dec - 3:38pm
    @ Lazy Scribble, On behalf of the Editorial Team, thank you for the “compliment”. However, unlike our opposite numbers at Labour List and Conservative Home,...
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