I’m writing this on the train heading in to London for today’s Social Liberal Forum conference.
I haven’t signed up to the SLF. I don’t really want to choose sides in what is a mostly artificial, and often sterile, debate between the social liberal and economic liberal wings of the Liberal Democrats. But we desperately need groups who want to debate and argue for ideas and I have so far been impressed by a lot of what the SLF have achieved.
So I am looking forward to the conference. I expect a bit of self congratulation given the influential role the SLF have had in the NHS reforms. But there is a very good line up of speakers. I will be interested to see if my prejudices are confirmed or confounded.
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.