Arguments that every Liberal Democrat would do well to hear

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By Jim Grundy Look, you and I are not going to agree; probably not even on the time of day. You think you’re noble…. I think that you’re facilitating the nastiest, most regressive administration in post-war history. And most people … Continue reading

The Future Jobs Fund: One of the most ineffective job schemes there’s been?

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The Future Jobs Fund: One of the most ineffective job schemes there’s been? Posted on November 26, 2012 by alittleecon The Future Jobs Fund (FJF) was an employment subsidy brought in by the last Labour Government at the height of the recession to help … Continue reading

“We Take Care of Our Own” or What Labour Needs to Remember if it Wants to Win.

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By Jim Grundy In a recent debate with a supporter of the Liberal Democrats I was shocked (which I suppose I shouldn’t have been) at the callous dismissal of the problems being experienced by millions of people in this, the … Continue reading

Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change

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Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change interview with Bill Moyers “Let’s rebuild by actually getting at the root causes. Let’s respond by aiming for an economy that responds to the crisis both [through] inequality and climate change,” Klein tells Bill. … Continue reading

The Labour Party: Aneurin Bevan’s Socialist Ideal or a Cosy Consensus?

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Aneurin Bevan and the Socialist Ideal: Aneurin Bevan and the Socialist Ideal  Professor Vernon Bogdanor  Aneurin Bevan was the leading postwar representative in Britain of the socialist ideal. He is best remembered for the creation of the National Health Service … Continue reading