Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of a website is this?
This is a multi-authored political magazine and blog. It is intended to be a forum and resource for those who see themselves on the liberal-left.
What do you hope to achieve with this site?
To report on news, offer opinion and highlight campaigns. We hope it proves to be a valuable voice and resource to those on the left.
How do you define the left? Am I part of it?
We don't define what it means to be on the left. The last thing we want to do is point fingers at anyone and denounce them as not being part of the left. As long as you share the broad aims (social justice, equality, eradicating poverty) then you're fine.
What is the editorial position on...?
There is no editorial position on any issue. Specific writers and even the editor may take a position on an issue, but that may not reflect everyone's view. No individual article reflects the editorial position of the site. We frequently run articles by people who disagree with each other or are diametrically opposed to the editor's view.
Are you affiliated to a particular political party?
No. Individual writers may be affiliated but the site takes no position in support of a specific political party.
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Why do you call yourself 'Liberal Conspiracy'?
The name was meant to be ironic: right-wingers always think there is a liberal conspiracy even if there isn't one
, so we set out to create a 'liberal conspiracy'. It is not affiliated to the Liberal Democrat party. The name also stands out and people remember it. So it stuck as a brand-name even though it confused a lot of people.
I'm a bit right-wing and loathe lefties. Can I join in?
If your comments are not constructive they will be deleted. See our comments policy below.
1. The right to free speech and having the space to exercise that is a fundamentally important part of a free society and should be protected by law.
2. In public discourse however it is also a different concept to the idea of civility: which is a defining feature of a civil society. Point one incorporates our political beliefs, the second governs our comments policy.
3. This is a private not a public space. We have the right to set our own rules and codes of conduct.
4. Laws against free speech deny people the opportunity to exercise their mental muscles to be civil to each other; they try and encourage civility by law. We would prefer to encourage people to exercise those mental muscles.
5. Therefore: abusive, highly sarcastic and xenophobic comments will be deleted without notification. Potentially libellous comments may be edited or deleted without notification too.
6. The editor, Sunny Hundal, and a select group of editors have the right to delete comments across the site. We may not always get the balance right but you are welcome to get in touch for further explanation or if you think you have been treated unfairly. We may get back to you but we are under no obligation to.