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So are the Lib Dems still relevant?


Steve Richards (The Independent’s chief political commentator) article provides a balanced and interesting analysis of the Lib Dems role in the UK government which he sees as abenevolent and growing force:

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/steve-richards/steve-richards-the-lib-dems-irrelevant-far-from-it-2257652.html

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A liberal quote


I don’t always find myself agreeing with Nick Cleggs views and actions but I love this quote from an interview in the Guardian and the article is worth reading as a whole:

“I need to say this – you shouldn’t trust any government, actually including this one. You should not trust government – full stop. The natural inclination of government is to hoard power and information; to accrue power to itself in the name of the public good.” (Nick Clegg)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/feb/13/nick-clegg-protection-freedoms-bill

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