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Conservative plans for ‘right to buy’ are bonkers and will mean we lose a large proportion of council housing in Winchester.

The Conservatives have announced plans to force councils to sell off the most expensive 210,000 council houses and use the money to pay for a national programme of ‘right to buy’ for housing associations right across the country.
For Winchester this will …

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What do ‘serious parties of government’ do? And what does it mean for how the Lib Dems need to change?

We’ve heard a lot from Nick Clegg and the people round him that we need to be a ‘party of government’.  Almost all Lib Dems agree with that – although many disagree strongly that this also means that we should …

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What are our ministers’ signature achievements?

One of the great things about Lib Dem Conference is that you can ask all kinds of questions to different people in public and they have to answer.
Here’s my question to the Chief Whips of the Lords and Commons Parliamentary …

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Aqua, deep red or orange? Vote for your favourite Liberal Drinks beermat

It’s time for Liberal Drinks to have a few beermats. But what colour should they be?
The party seems to be getting over its love affair with aqua. Strangely it never started one with deep red.

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Broken leg or heart attack? Cable and Koo on the state of the economy

During a balance sheet recession, the problems resulting from too little fiscal stimulus are far more serious than those caused by too much. The latter are similar to walking with a cane even after a broken leg has healed; the former to walking, or even running, when the bone has yet to mend

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