Category Archives: Social Liberal Forum

Lib Dems stop Tories from taking Housing Benefit from the Under 25s

One bit of very good news on welfare front – the Liberal Democrats have held firm and told George Osborne where to shove his ridiculous plan to take Housing Benefit away from under 25s, according to yesterday’s Observer. Nor is … Continue reading

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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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Against the Orange Book: Ben Colburn’s Social Liberal Values Lecture Part 1

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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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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Robert Brown tells Social Liberal Forum: we must hold firm to our roots and hold our red lines

Robert Brown is, as you know, along with Shirley Williams, Doctor Who, the Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo and Michael Schumacher, one of this blog’s heroes. His sound liberal values, his intrinsic sense of justice and his general all round wisdom … Continue reading

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>Exclusive: Robert Brown’s speech to Social Liberal Forum Scotland in full

> Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Robert Brown, our former MSP for Glasgow. I really feel that Holyrood is much poorer without his grasp of justice issues. This is the guy who stood up against … Continue reading

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