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The Next Lib Dem USP – Build More Houses

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In my last post on Lib Dem Voice I touched on the current soul-searching going on within our Party, focusing on future electoral strategy. However, a successful electoral strategy has no purpose if we have no vision of what we would do with any further power it may bring. Now that the fight to keep the UK in the EU has been lost, the Liberal Democrats are in need of a new mission.

I can think of none better than solving the country’s housing crisis. The current lack of housing in the UK contributes to a number of the country’s wider problems, and so to tackle the housing crisis would go some distance towards making our country greener, healthier, more productive, and more equal.

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  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 11th Jul - 6:14pm
    Katharine, Sir James Mirrlees https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/24/sir-james-mirrlees-obituary was known for his work on optimal taxation theory and advocated a strong and well-funded welfare state. He chaired a...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 11th Jul - 5:52pm
    Just to note that I understand Michael was going to attend the South Central hustings this evening, so would not be able to reply to...
  • User AvatarKatharine Pindar 11th Jul - 5:36pm
    Joseph, do our existing tax policies follow the advice of the Mirrlees review? Please remind us - though as you suggest the review of taxation...
  • User AvatarMatt McLaren 11th Jul - 5:16pm
    Welcoming the £1,000 bonus to keep on furloughed staff, really?! Firstly, this policy doesn't distinguish between those employers who were going to bring back staff...
  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 11th Jul - 5:14pm
    Jenny, fuel duty would be an obvious place to make a start as too is the under-taxation of capital gains and allowances like entrepreneurs’ relief....
  • User Avatarmarcstevens 11th Jul - 5:07pm
    repeal the smoking ban.