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Really Useful Links Page

Welcome to Liberator's Really Useful Links Page. It provides Liberator readers with all the political weblinks they need, either directly or at one remove via another portal site. If you have any comments or suggestions, or wish to report a broken link, please send an email to: collective@liberator.org.uk

Liberator is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. The inclusion of a link in this list does not necessarily imply an endorsement of the content.

Each link opens in a new window.

Contents

All the links are on this single webpage. To browse, simply scroll down the page. To jump forward to a particular group of links, click on a category in the contents list below:

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Liberator in the news

About Liberator

Blogs, websites, columns, op-eds and tweets of Liberator Collective members

Blogs, websites, columns and op-eds of regular contributors to Liberator

Liberal Democrat blogs and tweets

Liberal Democrats (UK)

portals
liberal values
party websites
English regional party websites
  • Devon and Cornwall
  • East of England - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
  • East Midlands - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (excluding parts formerly in Humberside), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland
  • London
  • North East - County Durham and Northumberland, including all the former county of Cleveland
  • North West - Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire
  • South Central - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Oxfordshire
  • South East - Kent, Surrey and Sussex
  • West Midlands - Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire
  • Western Counties - Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire
  • Yorkshire and the Humber - excluding parts of Yorkshire formerly in Cleveland but including all the former county of Humberside
councillors and local government
associated organisations and ginger groups
liberal periodicals in the UK
  • Liberator - independent liberal magazine (and host of this website)
  • Ad Lib - the party's official monthly magazine
  • Journal of Liberal History - quarterly magazine of the Liberal Democrat History Group
  • The Liberal - irregularly-published independent liberal magazine covering politics and the arts
other liberal parties in the UK
other liberal-related organisations in the UK

International Liberalism

Liberals in Europe
Liberals beyond Europe
UK Liberal Democrats resident abroad or active internationally

Liberal historical resources

Influential liberal texts

Liberator would like to include links to other influential texts but they are currently unavailable online. These include: 'Britain's Industrial Future' [aka 'The Yellow Book'] (Report of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry, 1928); 'Ownership for All' (Elliott Dodds, 1938); 'Confessions of an Economic Heretic' (J.A. Hobson, 1938); 'Why I am a Liberal' (William Beveridge, 1945); 'The Unservile State' (ed. George Watson, 1957); 'The Liberal Future' (Jo Grimond, 1959); 'Our Aim and Purpose' (Donald Wade, 1961); 'The Liberal Challenge' (Jo Grimond, 1963); and various more recent works still protected by copyright.

Interesting ideas

Think tanks (UK)

The opposition (UK)

Labour
Conservatives
Nationalists and other parties

Industrial and union organisations (UK)

Political profilers (work out where you stand politically)

Political portals

Political speeches and oratory

Political leaders worldwide

  • Rulers - lists of heads of state and heads of government of all countries and territories, since about 1700
  • Zárate's Political Collections - data on political leaders and governments since 1945

UK governments and parliaments

governments
parliaments and assemblies
legislation

UK local government

UK government auditors

UK electoral administration and boundaries

UK ombudsmen

UK regulators

UK transparency and lobbying

European Union

EU portals
  • Europa - official portal to EU websites
    • Europe Direct - official portal to EU information and advice services
  • EurActiv - unofficial media portal covering EU news and the policy positions of various EU actors
EU institutions
EU legislation
EU-UK liaison
EU transparency and lobbying
EU-related advocacy campaigns
EU-related think tanks
EU-related news media
Euromyths refuted

Other pan-European bodies (non-EU)

Global intergovernmental organisations

Elections and opinion polls

elections worldwide
election results (UK)
election literature (UK)
opinion polls and political analysis
quality of democracy (UK)

Online democracy

Campaigning and the third sector

databases and portals
regulatory bodies and umbrella organisations
campaign advice

Media

directories, portals and search engines
  • Media UK - directory of UK media and media owners
  • BBC Radio - portal to all BBC radio stations
  • BBC TV - portal to all BBC TV stations
  • British Media Online - portal to UK newspaper websites
  • British Newspapers Online - portal to UK newspaper, magazine and trade press websites, with background information on each title
  • Churnalism.com - 'churn engine' to detect what percentage of an article in the UK national press is cut and pasted from a given press release
  • Frequency Finder - radio frequencies for the UK and Ireland
  • Journalisted - search for journalists; and search articles published on UK national media websites by journalist, news outlet, subject or key word
  • Kidon Media Links - global media portal
  • Radio-Locator - global radio station portal
  • Google News (UK) - search engine
news agencies
individual media titles (broadcast- UK)
individual media titles (broadcast - global)
individual media titles (print and online-only)
media blogs
online radio and TV
radio and TV programme listings
audience, circulation and readership figures
media archives
media regulation
media mockery

Reference

general reference
data, statistics and fact-checkers
converters (measurements, time zones and currencies)
dictionaries and translation tools
entertainment and retail
internet utilities
phone and post
travel
weather and climate

Good writing

And finally...

Happy surfing!