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David Laws: “The Lib Dems must work harder to show that their policies are progressive”

The demise of the Liberal Democrats has been widely anticipated in recent months. Expect more gloomy predictions to come. Lib Dems are used to this: we have been written off more times than a piece of Latin American debt. Forecasts of the party’s demise will be as ill-judged on this occasion as they have been over many a decade.

Indeed, with the upcoming referendum on how this country chooses its government, the party has a real opportunity to reform the political system and deliver fairer…

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