Liberal Democrat Policies (Liberalism (Strong laws to protect rights and…
Liberal Democrat Policies
Strong laws to protect rights and liberties.
Tolerance enshrined in anti-discrimination laws.
Equal rights legislation.
Support for a codified, entrenched constitution to limit government power.
Constitutional reform proposals to modernise, liberalise, democratise and decentralise government and politics.
Taxation policies to redistribute real income from the rich to the poor. Higher taxes for the very rich.
Policies in education and employment to widen opportunity and increase social mobility.
Liberal Law and Order
Policies that recognise that crime is largely caused by poor social conditions.
Sentenceing to take account of social causes of crime and directed at rehabilitation rather than just punishment.
Strong support for the welfare state.
Welfare benefits to reduce poverty, support the disadvantaged and promote the value of work.
Education seen as the key driver for social justice.
The EU is a positive force and should be supported.
UK should become more intergrated with the EU.
The UK should adopt the Euro as soon as feasable.
Ambitious plans over controlling climate change.
Policies to transfer UK to renewable energy sources ASAP.
Local taxation to be reformed to become fairer.
Strengthening local government in comparison to central.
Improving local democracy.