Category Archives: Robert Brown

Social Liberal Forum Scotland conference in pictures

On Saturday 23rd June, the Social Liberal Forum Scotland conference took place in Glasgow. Sadly I couldn’t go due to illness, but Norman Fraser took some lovely pictures of the event. Enjoy. Willie Rennie chatting Don’t we all? Is everyone … Continue reading

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The Questions: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Part 4

Ben Colburn, pictured above (credit to Norman Fraser) was a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge until September 2010 when he became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. … Continue reading

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From social liberty to liberal policy: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Part 3

Ben Colburn, pictured above (credit to Norman Fraser) was a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge until September 2010 when he became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. … Continue reading

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Defining Social Liberalism: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Part 2

Ben Colburn, pictured above (credit to Norman Fraser) was a Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge until September 2010 when he became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Glasgow. … Continue reading

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Robert Brown: end spin doctors’ tyranny and develop principled, practical policies

This is quite long – but bear with it, because every word is worth reading. It’s the thoughts of former MSP and Scottish education minister Robert Brown who was in May elected as a Councillor in Rutherglen, near Glasgow. He … Continue reading

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Social Liberal Forum Scotland event in tweets

On Saturday, Social Liberal Forum Scotland members met in Glasgow for a day of brainstorming and lectures. I was gutted that illness prevented me from being there but I am promised all sorts of goodies which I will share with … Continue reading

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Some words of advice for Nick Clegg

I imagine that Nick Clegg might well be feeling a bit irritated right now, especially if he’s read   the Liberal Democrat Voice survey which shows his overall approval rating at an all time low of 16% among the members who … Continue reading

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My speech to Conference: MacAskill should show compassion to all prisoners, not just one

There are few things in life that I’m angrier about than the SNP Government’s shameful treatment of women in prison which I’ve written about several times. The issue of reducing crime through effective rehabilitation was debated at Conference. When the … Continue reading

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Orange bookers beware: Liberal Futures publishes The Little Yellow Book

First, there was the Orange Book. Then Liberal Democrat Voice published the Tangerine Book. Now, tomorrow, Scottish based Liberal Futures will publish The Little Yellow Book, a collection of essays on Liberalism in Scotland today edited by former MSP and … Continue reading

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Robert Brown is standing for the Council in Rutherglen – and has discovered Twitter

Regular readers will be familiar with the fact that the author of this blog is almost as big a fan of former Glasgow MSP Robert Brown as she is of Paul McCartney and Doctor Who. We were all devastated to … Continue reading

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