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Real Liberals (not the LibDems) Fighting for Liberalism

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(not the LibDems)
Fighting for Liberalism
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"The Liberal Party exists to build a Liberal Society in which every citizen shall possess liberty, property and security, and none shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. Its chief care is for the rights and opportunities of the individual and in all spheres it sets freedom first."

Where We Stand, and Why We are Needed

The Liberal Party first came together as a nationally organised and constituted political party in 1877, although in practical (but rather disorganised) terms it had been in existence long before then. It has its origins in the Whig Party and can thus trace its origins back to the seventeenth century.

The Liberal Party was frequently the principle party of Government in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These governments were radical, reformist and far sighted, they backed the masses against the classes, swept away vested interest and privilege, and secured increased rights and freedoms for the people.

The following are not Party Policy but are documents which are designed to encourage debate and responses from members and the general public. We are keen to hear your views on the discussion documents, the Liberal viewpoint or our policies which can be found on this website. Please contact the person indicated at the document.

When will politicians learn? Politicians ‘promise the earth’ and then do not even attempt to deliver. Most politicians try to say what the public want to hear. Thus they all become the same. The logic of these two approaches is “there is no point in voting”. Let me lay out some Liberal ideas. You judge if they are different.

Charles Bradlaugh was a leading classical Liberal, atheist and republican, opposed socialism and Marx, and promoted universal suffrage, trade unionism and campaigned for birth control and family planning. He was a controversial figure, but the electors of Northampton supported him with great enthusiasm.

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Liberal Party Assembly and NEC
Cllr Charles Shaw

Cllr Charles Shaw leads the Youth Service debate.

Cllr Charles Shaw

Farès K Moussa leads the debate for Land Value Taxation.

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Something’s wrong with our voting system

Over 300 candidates were stood down by parties to avoid splitting the vote and polls indicate that nearly 1 in 5 voters, voted tactically, rather than support their preferred candidate, and yet millions of votes were wasted. Download the PDF below to read more…

13th January 2020

MP’s need to compromise on EU Deal

The very MP’s protesting that the current deal placed before Parliament is more adverse than the deal offered by Mrs May’s are the same MPs who blocked the current deal from being progressed, because of insufficient time to read the report. The unwillingness of the majority of MP’s to accept the outcome of the referendum, … Continue reading "MP’s need to compromise on EU Deal"

29th October 2019

No Evidence for Voter ID Fraud

During the Queens Speech the government announced plans to introduce compulsory photo ID for voters. This is despite reliable sources suggest 3.5 million voters do not have such ID  We have to ask what is the evidence that there is a problem that ID cards are needed to resolve. According to the Electoral Commission report … Continue reading "No Evidence for Voter ID Fraud"

24th October 2019

Failure of Thomas Cook as it enters Administration

The Liberal Party notes with anguish the collapse of the Thomas Cook group leaving hundreds of thousands of customers awaiting repatriation from holiday destinations and thousands of staff made redundant. After a span of 178 years the company had been forced into administration by a perfect storm of changing holiday booking habits, unsustainable debt, and … Continue reading "Failure of Thomas Cook as it enters Administration"

26th September 2019

Labour Attack on Freedom

The Labour Party has taken a very alarming new turn on the question of education. The state seeking to  monopolise education is the first step taken by every authortarian dictator across the world. If private schools are abolished, what next, the right of parents to send children to faith schools abolished? This policy actually shows … Continue reading "Labour Attack on Freedom"

24th September 2019

Old Swan By-election

The Liberal Party doubled its share of the vote in the Old Swan By-election, Liverpool. Labour 1153 minus 17%Mick Coyne Liberal Party 293 plus 7%Greens 130Lb Dems 272OSATC 138Conservatives 96 This is a seat where 3 Lib Dems represented not so long ago and the Lib Dems mounted an extensive 7 leaflet campaign and endorsement … Continue reading "Old Swan By-election"

23rd September 2019

Drugs Policy should be changed from a punitive approach to one of a Harm Reduction

The Liberal Party notes that a majority of Conservative party leadership contestants have admitted to historic casual drugs use, and as such we welcome their honesty and hope that this gives rise to public debate. The party advocates replacing the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and ancillary legislation with a replacement which provides for an … Continue reading "Drugs Policy should be changed from a punitive approach to one of a Harm Reduction"

17th June 2019

Special Assembly – 22nd June

10th June 2019

Reduce income Tax for Low Paid not VAT – A Liberal response to Michael Gove

Can we make a constructive alternative to Michael Gove’s call to reduce VAT to boost the economy post Brexit? Setting aside this contradicts all his measures as a Minister to support austerity on the basis we needed to reduce the public spending requirement The best way to boost the economy, pound for pound, would be … Continue reading "Reduce income Tax for Low Paid not VAT – A Liberal response to Michael Gove"

10th June 2019

An Apology on behalf of the British Liberal Tradition

British Liberalism has a distinguished history going back to Gladstone and Lloyd George with landmark reforms such as elementary education, the secret ballot, pensions, town planning, free school meals and health insurance. Liberalism laid the foundations of our welfare state. This country could do with the good offices of Lloyd George right now because today’s … Continue reading "An Apology on behalf of the British Liberal Tradition"

15th May 2019

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