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Where next for Social Liberals?

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Richard Grayson discusses the two broad explanations which are put forward about the formation of the coalition, one focusing on ideology the other on necessity. He argues that if the ideological interpretation is correct then centre-left liberals need to recognise that a new centre-right agenda is being created by the coalition. He says that while the response of centre-left liberals should be to engage in formal Liberal Democrat policy-making processes, these run the risk of being sidelined by the leadership in future negotiating. He argues that therefore centre-left liberals should look to influence the agenda of the Labour Party, around the issues of democracy, sustainability, public spending and tackling the power of markets.

Keywords: COALITION; IDEOLOGY; LIBERAL PARTY; NICK CLEGG; SOCIAL LIBERALS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3898/136266211795427521

Publication date: 2011-04-08

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