Thoughts on the election: Now is the time for radical liberalism

By George Potter - Radical Association executive member. The outcome of the general election is one that few expected. The dust is still settling but here are some thoughts on what lessons the election result offers to liberalism: 1) There is a large anti-Tory vote in England. Unfortunately, it overwhelmingly went to Labour. The higher… Continue reading Thoughts on the election: Now is the time for radical liberalism

Liberals must stand against the rising tide of xenophobia

The facts are clear on immigration: it benefits the economy, strengthens our public services, and gives Britain the diversity that helps to make us a global cultural powerhouse. The campaign of fear against migrants, though, has now infected the heart of Britain’s government and society – which is why Liberals and their allies from all… Continue reading Liberals must stand against the rising tide of xenophobia

Where now on welfare for the Liberal Democrats?

Summary: The welfare motion that recently passed Liberal Democrat conference, whilst committing the party to campaign for important and positive changes to the current welfare system, falls short of being a much needed vision for a radical overhaul of social security for the 21st century. Nonetheless, we welcome the improvements made to the party’s policy by… Continue reading Where now on welfare for the Liberal Democrats?

Video: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is divided over Brexit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah89FM-5R3Y Leading Labour MPs are calling for the UK to leave the single market in order to end free movement with the EU. But doing so would mean devastating our economy and destroying thousands of jobs - inevitably hitting the poorest the hardest. Liberal Democrats believe that both the single market and free movement are… Continue reading Video: Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party is divided over Brexit

Tim Farron’s conference speech: Inspiring but confused

Those in the auditorium for Tim Farron's closing speech at Lib Dem autumn conference were witness to a speech that was inspiring, powerful and full of conviction.You can watch the speech below and if you're a Liberal Democrat it's very likely that it'll leave you deeply moved and fired up. Tim speaks passionately about Europe, the… Continue reading Tim Farron’s conference speech: Inspiring but confused