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Duncan Hames MP writes… Must we continue to use food for fuel?

The European Union is currently committed to ensuring that 10% of each Member State’s transport energy will come from biofuels by 2020. This originated as a well-intentioned attempt to combat climate change, but time has shown that using food for fuel can have devastating impacts on hunger and the environment. I’ve come to accept that it is time for a re-think.

In addition to concerns over their green credentials, biofuels are now recognised to be a key cause of hunger, affecting millions of people in developing countries. The World Bank, OECD, WTO, IFPRI, IMF, and five other UN agencies recommended …

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Budget 2013…..Live Blog

George Osborne is about to get to his feet to deliver his Budget.

IF campaign Budget Dy

In Parliament Square this morning, Enough Food IF campaigners gathered to remind him to stick to the 0.7% overseas aid pledge.

Join us for our budget live blog.

“It was of course inevitable that debit reduction would impact on growth, but what the independent OBR figures show quite clearly is that other factors – namely the weak international picture and higher-than-expected inflation – have had a much greater impact on economic growth. Given the risks of not …

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Compass want Lib Dems at its conference

As a visitor to LibDemVoice you may or may not be aware of the work of Compass – the influential pressure group that campaigns for a more democratic, equal and sustainable world. Compass is about building a broadly based Liberal Left politics and as a Liberal Democrat activist we wanted to introduce you to our important work and to invite you to attend our National Conference on Saturday 13 June.

We believe that both the Tory and Labour leaderships want to turn back as soon as possible to the failed politics of the pre-crash – both in terms of the old economy …

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  • User Avatarmatt 19th Sep - 2:35pm
    Which is this poll was reflected in a General Election result would give us a Tory Majority of 60 Liberal Democrats although getting more votes...
  • User AvatarWilliam Francis 19th Sep - 2:32pm
    "It is fine for Labour to consider a net-zero emissions target by 2030 – but you can bet your socks that they won’t dare publish...
  • User AvatarRob Renold 19th Sep - 2:23pm
    But ComRes has us on 23% today as well, although Labour on 24%
  • User AvatarSam Shale 19th Sep - 1:58pm
    Have you ever considered it may not be that bad and you're just overreacting
  • User Avatarmatt 19th Sep - 1:55pm
    If even these latest polls proved correct right up to polling day we would see a Tory Majority of 60 Liberal Democrats although getting more...
  • User AvatarPeter 19th Sep - 1:52pm
    Mick, thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, the policy document is full of optimistic motherhood statements, inaccuracies and wishful thinking, hence my comment. There has...
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