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  THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS PARTY UK POLITICS
The party was formed in 1988 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the short lived Social Democratic Party; the two parties had already been in an alliance for some years prior to this.
The Lib Dems are the third-largest party in the UK Parliament, behind Labour and the Conservatives, with 63 Members of Parliament - 62 elected at the general election of 2005, and one from the Dunfermline and West Fife by-election.
The Liberal Democrats are a member party of the Liberal International and the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party and their 12 MEPs form part of the ALDE group in the European Parliament.
www.solarnavigator.net /embassies/liberal_democrat_party_politics.htm   (5101 words)

  
 Liberal Party (UK) information - Search.com
The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party (the SDP) to form a new party which would become known as the Liberal Democrats.
In 1841 the Liberals lost office to the Conservatives under Sir Robert Peel, but their period in opposition was short, because the Conservatives split over the repeal of the Corn Laws, a free trade issue, and a faction known as the Peelites (but not Peel himself, who died soon after), defected to the Liberal side.
By contrast most of the party's seats were won either due to the absence of a candidate from one of the other parties or in rural areas on the "Celtic fringe", where local evidence suggests that economic ideas were at best peripheral to the electorate's concerns.
www.search.com /reference/Liberal_Party_(UK)   (3805 words)

  
 Giving Liberalism its Due   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Reference to liberalism=s fundamental premise, for example, helps bring out what liberalism shares with democracy, which is devotion to freedom and equality, and what it adds to democracy, which are limitations, in the name of the rights of individuals, on the freedom of majorities.
Truth be told, academic liberalism must shoulder a fair portion of the blame for allowing the complexity and many-sidedness of the liberal tradition to fade from view.
Although aware of the importance of voluntary association, the liberal tradition also grapples with the evils of association, the threats to the dignity of the individual faced by men and women situated in suffocating communities whose given roles stultify human capacities and whose internal goods are not worth respecting.
mason.gmu.edu /~berkowit/givingliberalismitsdue.htm   (6374 words)

  
 Liberal Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party (the SDP) to form a new party which would become known as the Liberal Democrats.
In 1841 the Liberals lost office to the Conservatives under Sir Robert Peel, but their period in opposition was short, because the Conservatives split over the repeal of the Corn Laws, a free trade issue, and a faction known as the Peelites (but not Peel himself, who died soon after), defected to the Liberal side.
By contrast most of the party's seats were won either due to the absence of a candidate from one of the other parties or in rural areas on the "Celtic fringe", where local evidence suggests that economic ideas were at best peripheral to the electorate's concerns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Party_(UK)   (3918 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Liberal Democrats - UK Political Party - A623602
They were originally called the Social and Liberal Democrats, however there was much confusion over this name and it was later shortened first to simply 'The Democrats' and then by a vote of the members in 1989 to the Liberal Democrats.
For the vast majority of the 20th Century, the Liberal Party was in decline, struggling to remain the third party of British politics and at one General Election actually falling behind one of the Northern Irish unionist parties.
The Liberal Democrats are the most staunchly pro-European of the main political parties in the UK and believe that the UK needs to be involved in the decision making over Europe's future rather than always playing the game of catch-up or wait-and-see that occurred under the Conservatives.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A623602   (2923 words)

  
 Liberal Party (UK, 1989) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was formed in 1989 by a group of people who felt that the merger of the old Liberal Party with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats had ended the spirit of the Liberal Party, claiming that the new Liberal Democrat party was dominated by Social Democrats.
Amongst many policy differences with the Liberal Democrats, the Liberal Party is strongly opposed to Britain's membership of the European Union and advocates withdrawal, a policy in direct opposition to the original position of the old Liberal Party.
The party president is Cllr Steve Radford and the party chairman is John Hein.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Party_(UK,_1989)   (401 words)

  
 Issue 16 - Newsletters
The meeting was organized by Lord Alderdice, the LI President and former Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake and was funded by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to bring together parliamentarians from Israel and the Palestine Authority.
Describing Europe as the 'cradle of Liberalism' he urged his colleagues not to become trapped in outmoded applications of their principles in a world which had moved on to new and very immediate threats of war and environmental degradation.
Liberal candidates won the 1981, 1985, 1993 and 1997 elections, while the Nationals emerged victorious in 1989 and 2001.
www.liberal-international.org /newsletter.asp?ia_id=1206   (1045 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Liberal Party (UK)
Campbell-Bannerman was able to rally the party around the traditional liberal platform of free trade and land reform and lead them to the greatest election victory in their history.
Soon, however, the Liberals faced another divisive crisis when a National Government was proposed to fight the 1931 general election with a mandate for tariffs.
As was the case with the Liberal Party for most of the 20th century, the Liberal Democrats face constant questioning about which of the other two parties they are closest to, in particular about which they would support in the event of a hung parliament.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Liberal_Party_(UK)   (4179 words)

  
 Iraqi political groupings and individuals
ICP was now a radical reformist rather than a revolutionary party, focusing under the leadership of Husayn al-Radi on working conditions and better service provision, and campaigning for democratic constitutional government; but it was strongly distrusted by the Iraqi political elite, and by Qasim himself.
Campaigned for liberal democracy, political reform, land reform, progressive taxation and workers' rights, with limited engagement with international issues (though it did organise protests against the Portsmouth treaty, 1948); was part of the national front of 1957 (see ICP notes).
As communist parties were persecuted, a number of leftists joined the party; in response, Chadirchi urged the party to model itself on the British Labour Party, to distinguish itself from Marxists and radical nationalists.
middleeastreference.org.uk /iraqiopposition.html   (11453 words)

  
 UK Liberal Democrats In Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Graham was first elected to the EP in 1994 and on his return in 1999, he was confirmed Leader of the UK Liberal Democrats in the EP and became the ELDR Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee.
Diana Wallis MEP was elected Leader of the UK Liberal Democrats in the European Parliament in December 2001.
However, the UK government will delay implementation of the measure by insisting on having a six year opt out, which means that British workers will have to wait until 2008 to benefit from rights that will have already been granted to EU citizens in other countries.
www.scotlibdems.org.uk /overseas/eun02i.htm   (1319 words)

  
 The Liberal Party...
For the liberal society is a free society, and it is at the same time and for that reason a strong society.
Assembly believes that the Party’s commitment to a written constitution requires the use of referenda to amend such a constitution and accordingly resolves to amend the statement to read “The Liberal Party is opposed to the use of referenda except for determination of constitutional changes”.
Liberal Party members opposed the merger of the Liberal and Social Democrat parties in 1988, believing it to be an inadequate vehicle for promoting genuine Liberalism.
www.liberal.motime.com   (4884 words)

  
 Focus on Freedom - The Case for the Liberal Party
This publication expresses the political position of the Liberal Party but final responsibility for the text is that of the author.
He was at Liberal Party Headquarters 1962-67 and was the Yorkshire Liberal Federation Secretary 1967 - 70.
In 1989 he was Senior Visiting Fellow at the Policy Studies Institute, working on a study of pluralism in British Politics.
www.liberal.org.uk /focus/index.htm   (231 words)

  
 How Chile was saved
From 1975 to 1989, a true revolution took place in Chile, involving a radical, comprehensive, and sustained move toward individual freedom.
This agreement was approved by 81 to 47 votes, with all the deputies of the Christian Democratic Party (the party of former president Eduardo Frei Montalva) voting in favor.
Communists and socialists all over the world would never forgive a successful liberal revolution like the one we were engineering and would use all their influence in the media to create a fl legend.
www.cubaliberal.org /english/031029-howchilewassaved.htm   (1257 words)

  
 Nuclear Tests in Australia - Human Injuries to Service Personnel and Their Families
The nuclear veterans in both Australia and the UK have placed their hopes for justification of their claims in the findings of a report by Ms Sue Rabbitt Roff of Dundee University (December 1997).
The European Court of Human Rights action of McGinley and Egan vs UK British ex-serviceman Ken McGinley attended the testing of five hydrogen bombs as a participant of the Grapple tests at Christmas Island in 1958 (Roff Oct.1997).
UK, which is well worth quoting in its entirety.
www.country-liberal-party.com /pages/Bob_Varney_Thesis-Ch8.htm   (6142 words)

  
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And, the UK Parliament has refused to consider the fact that devolution even in its present limited form, which excludes 80% of the population of this island, has actually increased government, it has not reduced it.
The problem is, the UK Establishment, all three political parties in particular, are paralysed in their attachment to a form of Union that is becoming outdated and unwanted.
We in the Liberal Party believe we also should be alarmed that democracy is invidiously being undermined when approximately 60% of our legislation rolls down from an unelected and unaccountable EU Commission in Brussels.
www.englishconstitutionalconvention.com /launch.php   (4642 words)

  
 National Security - Liberal Values - Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought
Supporting the use of military force when it is the best option, and opposing it when its use is both unnecessary and counter-productive as in the case of Iraq is not a pacifist position as characterized by Continetti.
The difference between the parties on foreign policy and use of military force is not one of being for against the use of military force, but a difference of supporting an insane versus a sane foreign policy.
The commercial, you have already seen, it is a distillation of everything this administration and the party in power have tried to do these last five years and six weeks.
liberalvaluesblog.com /?cat=19   (10975 words)

  
 Liberal Party of the Philippines
Founding of the Liberal Party of the Philippines by President Manuel Roxas, Jan. 19, from the "Liberal" Wing of the Nacionalista Party.
Founding of the Kabataan Liberal ng Pilipinas (Kalipi), the youth wing of the LP Founding of the National Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS), the think-tank of Philippine liberalism
The LP leads in the founding of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) the regional organization of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia.
www.liberalparty.ph /history/timeline.htm   (1292 words)

  
 BBC News | AMERICAS | Arrests follow failed Paraguay coup
Seventeen were currently serving in the military, 13 were retired, 24 were non-commissioned officers, and 18 police officers, he said.
The interior ministry had earlier identified the three civilians arrested as Luis Talavera, a parliamentary deputy for the ruling Colorado Party, prominent Liberal Party member Hermes Rafael Saguier and Miguel Corrales, a driver employed by another Colorado legislator.
Since emerging from dictatorship in 1989, Paraguay has lurched from one political crisis to the next.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/756309.stm   (558 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Liberal Party
Carolyn Bennett, a family physician and four-term Liberal MP, was in the race until Sept. 15, when she said she would drop out and throw her support behind Bob Rae.
She was the third female candidate and the first West Coast hopeful to make a bid for the top position in the Liberal party.
She was president of the British Columbia Federation of Medical Women in 1977 and president of the Vancouver Medical Association from 1988 to 1989.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/liberals/leadershiprace-out.html   (1393 words)

  
 Wales singles - Wales dating - Wales personals
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 Members
Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004 (term began 1.7.2005).
Chair, Liberal Party Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee 1997-98.
© Liberal Party of Australia - Queensland Division
www.qld.liberal.org.au /Members.aspx?MemID=51   (245 words)

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