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Oxford's Housing Crisis - No More Excuses 22 Jan 2013 | 04:11 am

I don't usually rant on this blog, but I'm afraid this may turn into one. Housing in the UK is severely unaffordable. Housing in Oxford (where I live) is the most unaffordable city in this severely u...

Mind the Gap between the Train and the Bus 4 Dec 2012 | 10:56 pm

Chris Dillow writes that the richest households spend 20 times more than the poorest households on train fares, but for bus fares there is little difference between the spending of the rich and poor. ...

Nick de Bois Wants More Time Spent Discussing Lords Reform, Except When He Wants Less 9 Jul 2012 | 10:59 pm

Enfield North's MP Nick de Bois has put his name to a letter from a bunch of Conservative MPs trying to block the long-needed House of Lords democratisation. The letter calls for much more of parliam...

A Minister for Liberty 13 Jun 2012 | 09:08 pm

The back of Lib Dem membership cards leaves us in do doubt what our core values are - liberty, equality and community. Our mission is to ingrain these values into British society. As part of this, we ...

Are the Tory Right Really Bothered About Distractions? 14 May 2012 | 05:16 am

Peter Bone and his right-wing ilk have been touring the studios this week making their concerns over House of Lords Reform known. Their key argument is that using Parliament's time to push through ref...

Bad News on Redistributing Supermarket Salaries 21 Jan 2012 | 11:34 am

Zoe Williams's article on top vs. bottom-end supermarket salaries is interesting and full of good intentions, but I fear it doesn't lead us anywhere useful. Her argument is that supermarkets don't pa...

Alcohol Minimum Pricing is OK, but can't we do better? 1 Jan 2012 | 08:25 am

Alcohol is an addictive drug, with 1.5 million dependent users in the UK. There is nothing liberal about drug addiction. A life enslaved to a chemical is not a life with liberty. Drinking is also a p...

Lib Dems Must Resist Any Further Restrictions Around 'Legal Highs' 26 Oct 2011 | 07:45 am

The ACMD has today called for further punitive laws to be enacted to tackle the growing number of new psychoactive substances being marketed an consumed in the UK. It wants analogues of already illega...

50p Rate Blah Blah Blah 4 Oct 2011 | 03:17 am

Maybe the 50p rate of income tax paid by the highest earners on incomes over £150,000 is bringing in a few hundred million a year. Maybe it isn't. Either way it won't be raking in billions. What the ...

Who's Getting Their Way On Spending Cuts? 7 Sep 2011 | 07:00 am

Before the general election, all the main parties agreed that the deficit needed to be tackled over the next 5 years. The country couldn't go on spending £1 in every 4 raised just on debt interest. T...

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