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Formerly known as ALDES, LibSTEMM aims to bridge the gap between scientists and politicians; putting evidence based policies at the heart of our party.

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  • COVID: our big test is what happens next

    Can you imagine it? The cold beer brought to you in a tall glass so chilled there is condensation thick on the outside, obscuring the golden, frothy, elixir you’ve been waiting for. A hot sunny day, you are sticky but relaxed and it is the waiting staff that buzz around toiling. And the sound of people laughing…

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  • The DRCF: Priorities for UK Digital Regulation

    Last July the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of Communications (Ofcom) formed the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) which last month outlined its priorities in a Workplan for 2021/22. The creation of the DRCF is a significant move by these regulators in the coordination of regulation across…

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  • Fire your rockstars

    This week, the Free (Libre) and Open Source Software community are attempting to remove an activist (known for their repugnant and bigoted views) from the board of the Free Software Foundation, an important institution in the FLOSS community. The activist – Richard Stallman – founded the organisation and is widely considered to be the founder of the Free Software movement. He is…

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