Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’

Liberal Democrats this week held a special debate in the House of Lords on ‘active citizenship’.

Lib Dem Peers, who have a wide range of experience in and expertise on the voluntary sector, spoke of the tension between the ‘big society’, envisaged by the Prime Minister, and the need for a state, which ensures the provision of . . . → Read More: Liberal Democrat Peers debate ‘active citizenship’

Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

Liberal Democrat Peer, Lord Tyler, this week used a House of Lords debate on mechanisms to enable Members to leave the House to question the idea that there should be ‘retirement packages’ for those who choose to go.

Speaking in the Lords he said, “Why should we now recompense people who, frankly, turn up only to draw . . . → Read More: Tyler questions ‘retirement packages’ for Lords

Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform

More achieved in ten weeks than Labour managed in 13 years

As MPs and Peers prepare for the Summer break, Liberal Democrats can look back on their first ten weeks in Government since the 1940s with some sense of achievement.

The Coalition has already made more progress in advancing the political reform agenda than the outgoing Labour government managed in thirteen years.

Liberal Democrats up and down the country are preparing to join the battle to expel first past the post from our political system once and for all, and the Government is preparing a cross-party Bill which will – after nearly 100 years of waiting – finally reform the House of Lords. Continue reading Lib Dems blaze a trail with radical reform