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20 September 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:12am

The Conference Five | 20 September

Best of the mainstream and blogosphere coverage.

By New Statesman

1. Did child poverty go up under Labour? (Cathy Newman)

Channel 4’s FactCheck picks apart Nick Clegg’s claim, finding that child poverty actually went down not up under Labour.

2. Nick Clegg’s major error (Evan Harris)

The former Lib Dem MP cautions Nick Clegg on giving a “blank cheque” to the Tories on policies that go beyond the coalition agreement.

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3. Clegg’s Liberal moment (Spectator Coffee House)

David Blackburn reflects that Britain’s “Liberal moment”, as heralded by Nick Clegg just a year ago, has perhaps not quite turned out as he expected.

4. Grappling with government: how will we change our minds when the facts change? (Lib Dem Voice)

Stephen Tall comments on the creeping need to replace dogma with pragmatism.

5. Top Ten Lib Dem Conference moments ever (FT Westminster)

From cursing capitalism to witchcraft, the Lib Dem conference has always managed to provide a quirky antedote to the political debate