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A vision for Vince

Our nation is at a crossroads, if we take the wrong path we could fall off the cliff. Britain lacks strong leadership, there is no clear vision and there is certainly no plan. Our country is confused, our people are perplexed and our neighbours think we are crazy.

And above all our governments have consistently neglected the prosperity of our people, the millions who everyday are struggling with unnecessary financial hardship; Promises have been made but there has been no follow through. We have been sold austerity as inevitable when prosperity is possible.

Politics for the privileged is no longer acceptable, the people want change, they told us that with the referendum vote, they told us that with the 2017 election. While the Liberal Democrats did not do nearly as well as we would like, we undoubtedly have  appealing values and policies but we just did not communicate the message clearly.

Our party has a huge opportunity but a very short window to make a big impact. The other two parties are in chaos, lacking strong leadership and direction. We must seize the chance, to make sure that more and more voters know what we stand for, and realise we offer the best way forward. For we are the party of common sense, of moderation but we are also a progressive party, with progressive fresh ideas, the radical centre, the real alternative.

We need a clear vision for our party, our country and its place in the world. Not with empty rhetoric but with real practical proposals that are inclusive and make a real difference to real people. A vision to unite our country, to create change, to move us forward with a clear direction, which will bring the opportunity of, shared prosperity for all.

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  • User AvatarMichael BG 18th Feb - 11:34pm
    Joe, it is good that you have clearly stated that economic rent can be earned by workers. I am not sure if you have recognised...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 18th Feb - 10:14pm
    @ Arnold Kiel, If you are a "citizen of nowhere" you might like to apply for a UK passport if you are living here. Then...
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 18th Feb - 9:04pm
    Peter Martin, just disregard my passport, call me a citizen of nowhere. Idiocy is a global phenomenon and should always and everywhere be called that...
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    @Michael 1 "to reconnect with our pre-2015 voters we need to signal change from the coalition and that means the abolition of tuition fees" Ironically,...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 18th Feb - 8:38pm
    Willie Rennie refers to the Guardian Poll (I assume this one https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/26/britons-favour-second-referendum-brexit-icm-poll). This poll shows a slight lead for Remain of 2%. The poll has...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 18th Feb - 8:18pm
    @ Arnold Kiel, You do seem remarkably insistent that the UK should remain in the EU. I don't like to seem impolite but that's really...