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My name is John a Lib Dem activist. I class myself as being on the soft left/radical but pragmatic wing of the Party. Saying that I’m open to new ideas and am a particularly tolerant human being who doesn’t believe in human perfection!
I want this blog to challenge our thinking but generally to be polemically against the other two mainly boring parties. Let me make it clear I’m honing the skill of balancing Liberal polemics with pragmatic sensibilities.
Three huge challenges loom large for our Party:
a) Can we show the British people we want to CHANGE THE SYSTEM not just tinker with it. I want to see a strong shift from the centre to local people – through their ELECTED LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES (not anarcho-syndicalism from the Centre).
b) Showing how we can govern more effectively than both Labour and the Conservatives.
c) Can we show the British people we can be for the many and not the few by thinking the unthinkable and saying the unsayable?