Monday, December 15, 2008

Nick Clegg: Why I am a Liberal

Nick Clegg gave a speech to the think tank Demos earlier today.

You can read the whole thing on the party website or enjoy the edited higlights at Lib Dem Voice:

A liberal believes in the raucous, unpredictable capacity of people to take decisions about their own lives. A Socialist believes in the ordered, controlled capacity of the state to take the right decisions about other peoples’ lives.

A liberal believes a progressive society is distinguished by aspiration, creativity and non conformity. A Socialist believes a progressive society is characterised by enlightened top-down Government.

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